What should you look for in an international moving company?
Commercial moving and international moving are some of the trickiest endeavors to take on, meaning professional assistance is needed when you're taking on both of these challenges at once. Moving a business across national borders makes for a precarious endeavor that begins months before the actual move. And the preparation work doesn't end with filing for the appropriate visas, licenses, and other paperwork.
The logistics of actually moving your equipment to a foreign locale may also take months of preparation, not to mention the time needed to physically move your possessions and get them all through customs.
Here are the most important elements to consider when hiring a company for an international commercial move:
Experience - Before you hire a company for an international commercial move, it's important to talk with its former clients. Movers with appropriate experience will be able to connect you with businesses they've shifted across country lines. If they have no references, move along. You don't want a business cutting its teeth at your expense.
Local partnerships - Many times international movers will only complete the first half of a journey and rely instead on partners in another country to complete the process. This is expected, but it makes checking references doubly important.
Licenses and insurance - You can go to safersys.org to see a company's official list of services, along with the licenses and insurance they carry. If you want to go the extra mile, you can also call the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at 202-385-2423 for updated insurance information and at 202-336-9805 to check on a company's license status.
You could also skip straight to one of the area's most capable international moving companies. Contact Nilson Van for an in-person quote today.