Our parents and grandparents might have just hopped on the ferry to England, taken a friend’s recommendation for a boarding house and started looking for work. We live in a very different world now. Brexit has changed the process for importing personal effects to the UK. To avoid customs duty on personal belongings, you need Read More >
In November and December, people have a lot of questions about international shipping and clothing. Obviously, clothing is a popular Christmas gift. It could be something you’ve knit for the grandchildren, an item you spotted on the high street that is absolutely perfect for your sister, or that coat that your son away at university Read More >
International shipping restrictions can be complicated. The rules vary by country, although some things are universally prohibited. Individuals moving their own personal belongings face different, and generally less restrictive, international shipping regulations than companies shipping goods around the world. Rules for individuals tend to operate on the assumption that your items are for your own Read More >
Some places around the world are well-established destinations for Irish people. The UK, Australia, the USA and Canada come to mind. If you are shipping from Ireland to Australia, you probably aren’t too worried about finding international shipping companies that can do that. But what if you’re taking the road less travelled? What if your Read More >
If you’re moving across town, you might not worry as much about how you pack your things. But when you are moving overseas, it’s a different story. When you ship personal belongings internationally, they have to be well protected for the journey. Whether you ship by air, road or sea, your things will be jostled Read More >
When you are moving overseas, it isn’t always realistic to carry everything you’ll need in your luggage. Shipping personal items instead is the solution. But how to decide what to carry and what to send via parcel delivery services or personal shipping. While size is one crucial factor – you won’t be bringing your furniture Read More >
Overseas Shipping Via Sea, Air or Land – Which is best for you?
Pros and cons of using cardboard and plastic moving boxes.
If you are going for a short stint abroad, it makes sense to bring as little as you possibly can. But what if you are going for years? What if you are not planning to return? In those situations, it makes sense to send a shipping container overseas to move all of your household furniture Read More >
Many international moves fall somewhere between short-term and permanent. Students might spend a few years completing a degree abroad. A career move can involve a five-year contract in another country. Retirees sometimes decide to spend several years in a warmer, drier climate and want to return home to be near family in their old age. Read More >