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Does anyone have any idea on what a half container to ship back to the US would cost even a rough estimate would be appreciated.
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Re: Moving back to US

As well as is there a certain company to contact if we need throw away large items ie: bedframe, Large Boxes, Etc
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Does anyone have any idea on what a half container to ship back to the US would cost even a rough estimate would be appreciated.
The search function is your friend. Maybe you won't find all the details you need but these threads are a good start:

Moving to USA, Shipping quotes

Move from Lausanne to California - Help!

Those URLs also show yout that there is a whole forum section on leaving Switzerland.

Good luck!
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Does anyone have any idea on what a half container to ship back to the US would cost even a rough estimate would be appreciated.
20 footer will range between 7500 and 12000 dollars.
We negotiated with the same company that got us here for around 8k.
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I paid 1600$ for a shared 20 footer. Cali to Belgium . This had my truck in it with all the boxes inside the truck.
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Our friends just moved from Zurich to Oklahoma. They paid around 8,000 (maybe a little less) for around half of a container's worth of things. The price included the moving company packing everything, transporting it down 5 flights of stairs (no lift), and unpacking everything in OK. Hope this helps! Good luck with the move!
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Re: Moving back to US

I'm also looking into moving across the Atlantic to around Toronto and am interested in prices. For comparison I have received a rough quote of 9,500 for our own 20ft container (max 30m3) which includes pickup on our boxes in Switzerland to be loaded by them onto the container, transport and delivery to our location around Toronto (we unload), plus we pay for necessary export boxes, packing materials, customs fees and insurance. I'm waiting for another quote but am interested to hear what other people are currently paying since it seems this number varies a lot! Thanks!
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20 footer will range between 7500 and 12000 dollars.
We negotiated with the same company that got us here for around 8k.
20 footer just cost us 10k, all in (packing, ship to EU port, insurance, etc.), Zurich to port in New York and then 600 miles road travel in the US.
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20 footer just cost us 10k, all in (packing, ship to EU port, insurance, etc.), Zurich to port in New York and then 600 miles road travel in the US.
We got locked in at 8500. But...That is because we live 5km from the receiving terminal. I do love living near the ocean...mostly because we see the sun more than 5 minutes a year.
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I paid 1600$ for a shared 20 footer. Cali to Belgium . This had my truck in it with all the boxes inside the truck.
I'd love to know who you used. I got quoted $2100 to send one small Harley from Boston to Rotterdam. If I can get 1/2 a container for $1600 I'm sure I can find other stuff to fi it with. I'm serious, BTW. Please PM details!
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20 footer will range between 7500 and 12000 dollars.
We negotiated with the same company that got us here for around 8k.
I currently pay $250 per 20ft box China to Bresil with any of the majopr lines (MSC/Maersk/CMA/MOL/Safmarine)
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I currently pay $250 per 20ft box China to Bresil with any of the majopr lines (MSC/Maersk/CMA/MOL/Safmarine)
And the Swiss to America route?
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I currently pay $250 per 20ft box China to Bresil with any of the majopr lines (MSC/Maersk/CMA/MOL/Safmarine)
Is that the same as a 20ft container? If yes, why is the price so low?
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Is that the same as a 20ft container? If yes, why is the price so low?
Chinese route.
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Re: Moving back to US

For a 20 foot container - CH to Los Angeles, I've seen a range from 11,000 to 15,000 CHF from the companies quoted to me by my employer. They might be jacking the price because it's a corporate move.
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For a 20 foot container - CH to Los Angeles, I've seen a range from 11,000 to 15,000 CHF from the companies quoted to me by my employer. They might be jacking the price because it's a corporate move.
More than likely
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Re: Moving back to US

whichever company you choose make sure you read their reviews on the website because some of these shipping agents are slicker than snake oil salesmen! Yelp

Schumacher Cargo Logistics has a lot of bad reviews with tricky billing where they will hold your good until you pay more at the end of the shipping rpocess.

http://en.yelp.ch/biz/schumacher-car...cs-elizabeth-8



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15/10/2015
If you don't read all of this review then just take this: AVOID. I promise you will regret using them.
My move was NYC-UK this summer.
There are three issues I have with this company:

1) They overcharged me by over 200 cubic feet! The Schumacher volume was completely different from the Britannia volume. Britannia re-measured the consignment when it arrived in the UK. To Schumacher's credit they have agreed to refund me. Yet we are 15 days later and I have not received a refund. As you will find out if you use them, they will not lift a finger until you make full payment. Why then, when they have overcharged me by over 50% am I made to wait so long? I have important bills to pay and I'm left at their mercy. It shows the complete and utter disregard they hold their customers in. READ ALL FORMS AND CROSS CHECK LIKE A HAWK! I highly doubt this was done in error.

2) They managed to lose a load of sofa cushions, rendering my couch unusable. OK, things get lost I get that. But you try getting a straight answer out of this bunch. I got a load of finger pointing from both Schumacher and Britannia. I mean this went on and on. Luckily I have insurance but what a pain it is to go through. No doubt the brokerage firm they use are just as incompetent. They, too will probably come up with some excuse not to honour their contract.

3) They never sent me all the insurance documents I needed to make a claim. The brokerage firm make reference to a whole host of forms I should have received. Schumacher never bothered to send them to me. All I received was a certificate confirming I was covered. Perhaps I should be grateful to have received at least that.

This is no exaggeration: I have been emailing back and forth with them on a daily basis for months. It is utterly ridiculous. I just want my refund so I can move on. Never, ever again.

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Marcel P.
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The worse company I have interacted with in the 25+ years that I have lived in the US. Unresponsive, totally unreliable, numerous mistakes, misinformation, incredible incompetence, sheer irresponsibility. Among numerous other mistakes, they managed to misplace my documents for more than 10 days without even noticing that they were missing. It is only after I repeatedly inquired about the documents' whereabouts that they found them stuck "between some other documents" (actual text from their email). Then when repeatedly reminded and urged (over several days) to send the documents over immediately so that my car could be received on the other end---and repeatedly assuring me that they would do so---they again failed to send the documents over, causing further delays and making me miss the pickup deadline. (This time they tried to blame FedEx, when it was clearly their mistake!). I could go on and on... It's almost as if they were intentionally trying to make me miss my deadlines. End result: Because of the missed deadlines, I estimate that their repeated mistakes have cost me somewhere around $400, not including about two full days of lost work time trying to make up for their mistakes -- this on two shipments that should have cost me about $1,200 each. You do the math on whether Schumacher is good value. On my shipments I also had a chance to compare them with the various partners that they use in completing the total logistic chain (vehicle receivers, actual ship company, partner agents). Schumacher was by far the worse link in the total chain. Since such a chain is only as good as its weakest link, they effectively managed to ruin the entire chain for all their partners. (PS: I have documents to support everything in this review.)
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