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5 Things to Consider When Choosing an International Mover

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Moving internationally is much more complex than moving within the United States. In order to have as smooth of a move as possible, you need to find the right international mover. The keyword there is right, because not all international movers provide the same quality of service. 

If you’re currently searching for an international mover or you know you’ll need one in the future, here are five things you should know when choosing your moving company. 

1. Look for a moving company with a reputable freight/international forwarder.

A company should be able to tell you which forwarder they use to help you transport your objects from one country to another. At Hogan Moving, we use UniGroup, a forwarder that provides customized international forwarding solutions to help you identify the best mode of transport in your required timetable.

Partnering with UniGroup allows us to give individuals a forwarder that has agents around the world, all in a single network, that can understand the complexities that go into an international move. 

2. Find a company certified in export packaging. 

When you’re moving internationally, you’ll want to find a company that understands how to properly prepare your items for transit. At Hogan Moving, we have export packaging certified crews that are Registered International Movers. These crews know the proper way to prepare your items for transport and how to make sure the documentation will be correct for customs that clears your shipment.

Documentation and inventories for an international move is extremely important, and you want to make sure you choose a company that understands how to correctly do this.

3. Make sure the moving company has experience in international moving.

Many moving companies claim that they offer international moving services, but they might only do it occasionally and they might not have in-depth knowledge on how the international move process works. 

At Hogan, we have individuals with over 40 years of experience in international moving that can help you to understand exactly what it will take to move your items abroad and what you can expect from the process. There are certain restrictions on what household goods you can and cannot bring to another country, and by choosing an experienced mover like Hogan, you’ll be able to find this information out before you move. 

4. Listen for talk of moving insurance. 

If you’re talking to a moving company and they’re nonchalant about insurance or they don’t mention it at all, it’s a sign that you need to find someone else. Especially with international moves, insurance is incredibly important, consider that your goods are traveling, in some cases around the globe on a ship or plane. 

5. Choose a company that will give you a personalized moving experience.

We know that each international move is different. By choosing a company that is an expert in international moving, you should feel like your representative truly knows you and your situation and will guide you through it. That’s why we always make sure to have a thorough conversation about you and your international moving needs before we give you a free quote. We work with you to make certain all documentation is accurate and complete. 

Learn more about International Moving from our experts. 

We would be honored to be your international mover. If you’d like to get a free quote and talk to one of our international moving experts, simply call (317) 639-9583.

We wish you a safe and smooth international move!

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