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Old 13.04.2007, 15:33
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Shipping Company

I have a moving/shipping question.
We are located in the US, Vermont.
We are looking for a company to ship 2-3 pallets to Basel CH.
Does anyone know of a reputable company? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 14.04.2007, 09:05
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Re: Shipping Company

we have used packimpex before. some damages happened, but insurance reimboursed them. Shipping times are long unless you have the $$$. Most places wait until there is a container to be filled.
welcome to Switzerland and goodluck.
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Old 14.04.2007, 12:49
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Thank you. I will check them out!
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Re: Shipping Company

I am going with NationWide movers. There's EOM shipping, Cross Country Vanlines, etc...There are a lot of them if you search online. I've gotten so many calls and spam from moving companies!
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Old 17.04.2007, 10:42
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Re: Shipping Company

Thanks. We are doing a very small move and when I illustrate that we seem to loose their interest...
I will try these. I have talked to Omega and a few others.
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Re: Shipping Company

The company I'm going with is a broker, and seems to hire a separate carrier (shipping company), which kind of ticked me off before because I received a lower estimate from that same shipping company. However, they have really good customer service and I faith that if anything happens, I can contact them and won't have trouble getting help. A lot of others I called, I couldn't understand them, the connection was bad, or they just weren't very nice.
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Cargo from Chicago to Zurich

Hello,

Please share your experiences with shipping large quantity of personal items via cargo shippers from Chicago (or USA) to Zurich.

I just graduated and will be moving there. Like most graduate students, I have way too many books that I can carry on the plane. Plus, I want to ship some electronic items like desktop computer, artwork, tools, and some other things that I use quite often. What is the best (economical but safe) way to transport approx 200 cubic feet of personal items cargo to zurich?


Any pointers will be appreciated.

Danke!
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Old 19.07.2007, 06:29
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Re: Cargo from Chicago to Zurich

I haven't actually shipped any of my stuff from Chi-town yet despite being here 5 months (still haven't decided if I want to buy new furniture or not!), but it was my experience:
a) 200 cubic feet was generally the minimum for most shippers.
b) Cost estimates were from 2000-3000 USD and time was about 3 months.
c) From everything I've read on this board and others, some of your stuff is gonna take some damage. All I can suggest is that you get whatever insurance your shipper provides!

Doing a google search for "international movers" turns up quite a few hits, but some of them seemed pretty shady to me. If you go with one of the larger well-established companies such as Allied, you might be better off.

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Old 19.07.2007, 08:20
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Re: Cargo from Chicago to Zurich

This has been discussed a few times, the search function might be your friend.

When I moved here from Texas, I dealt directly with Lufthansa Cargo, and they were significantly cheaper than any of the shippers or forwarders. I schlepped my boxes directly to DFW airport and picked them up myself at ZRH airport a few days later ... Over 1,000 lbs for around $2,400.



Note: YMMV. Other air cargo firms like AA do not deal directly with consumers, supposedly some post 9-11 paranoia B.S. LH Cargo was easy and friendly.
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Re: Shipping Company

Thank you for your replies. I shall take the Lufthansa route.

Thanks again!
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For best details regarding any type of shipping queries,to get perfect knowledge of shipping companies and a brief knowledge please log on to the above site. http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Trave...companies.html
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Re: Shipping Company

Anyone have an idea how much the cost would be to ship around 10
boxes to Thailand?Ball park figure.
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