What are the Options for Shipping Internationally?

If you are looking to relocate internationally, there are two different types of shipments to consider for your items. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, and chances are you will want to use a combination of the two. Communicate with the international moving company that you have hired to discuss which type of shipment would be the most practical, and economical, for all of your belongings.

The first type is air freight. This involves moving your items by plane. Obviously this is the fastest method for shipment, but it is also the most expensive by far. You should reserve air shipment for small items that you will need immediately, such as clothing and identification, as shipping your larger items are just not practical to ship this way. Also note, there will still be a fair amount of paperwork you will have to fill out if you choose air travel, but your international moving company should be able to help you with that process.

The next type of shipment is ocean freight, or moving your items by boat. While this is a much slower way to move your things, it is also far less expensive. Large items such as furniture, vehicles, and large appliances are better suited for ocean freight. In fact, you will have more options when you ship by boat than if you ship by air. You might be able to rent a container for your things, which provides a certain level of security to your shipment. You can either exclusively rent a container, or share a container with someone else. It might seem dangerous to share a container, but if you do not have enough items to fill an entire container, and are working on a limited budget, this is the best route to take.

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With Allied International's air freight transport, your belongings will be delivered more quickly. It is recommend to use this method of shipping if you have time constraints for your move or would like to expedite the delivery of your items.

Allied International Overseas Shipping can provide a container shipping service that carries goods to any destination in the world. We can ship your household contents smoothly, allowing you to focus on settling your family into their new home overseas.

Moving even the smallest business overseas can be a huge undertaking. Careful planning is essential to prevent unnecessary stress. Hiring Allied International to organize the entire operation takes the heat off. It also allows the business to carry on running without affecting productivity.

We are your ultimate, one-stop-shop for all of your international storage and warehousing needs. We offer a wide range of options for storing your valuables. Whether you only have a few boxes or have heavy furniture or equipment, we can help you store your belongings in a safe and secure environment.

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Our partnership with Allied International is an unmatched asset when it comes to choosing us as your international mover. With markets in over 37 countries and over 1,000 locations worldwide, our highly-trained professionals will execute your move overseas. Your timely, cost-effective international move will be accomplished through ocean or air shipping options as needed.

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Safe & Secure

We will specially pack and crate your items, ensuring their safe and secure arrival. We take pride in the expert packing and stowing of your possessions.

Fast Delivery

Our aim is to have your belongings safely and quickly transferred to your new location, with a focus on customer service and your utmost satisfaction.


We provide you with a personal moving coordinator. You can check in any time you wish, referring to the same person who will be very familiar with your particular custom moving plan.