If you are looking for a full-service international moving company to help you move overseas, our team of expert movers is here to help. As part of the largest and most integrated international moving network in Canada, QMM provides a complete international moving service from Canada to anywhere in the world.
We believe that nothing reduces stress and worry during the international moving process more than trust. With a proven record of accomplishment, innovation and cost-efficiency, we possess the global resources to guarantee your international relocation is successful from start to finish, wherever in the world you are moving to or from. QMM/Allied International is the worldwide leader in market share, geographic coverage and quality of service when it comes to overseas shipping. The unmatched size, scope and resources of our global network translate into seamless, successful overseas relocations every time and a stress-free move for you.
Our team at QMM provide seamless solutions to our customers all over the globe each and every day. QMM/Allied International will offer excellent, professional standards throughout your entire overseas move providing a quality experience that is unparalleled in the industry. During your international move, the Allied Advantage is your greatest asset with a range of services to make moving overseas easy.
As a leading international moving company, we provide two methods of international shipping - air shipments and sea shipments. Both options offer secure transportation of your goods overseas, however air shipments are faster and are a better choice for smaller loads. Although sea shipments take longer to arrive at the destination they are the best option for bigger shipments like an entire household’s contents.
Depending on your overseas shipping needs, you can utilise the shipping containers in 3 ways:
If your cargo is less than a container load, your items are loaded into a smaller shipping vault and then placed into the container with shipments from other importers that are all headed to the same destination.
If you fill the entire container with your household items, this is considered FCL cargo and you have exclusive use of the container. No other items from other importers are added to the container. This is one of the most popular methods of transporting your household items overseas since the price of the container is fixed regardless of the amount inside the container.
If you have a very small amount of items to transport overseas (less than LCL cargo), our groupage option may be right for you depending on your destination. It is a cost-effective method when compared to the other shipping methods however your goods will take longer to arrive. With groupage shipping, your goods are clearly labelled and loaded onto the container with other shipments going to the same destination.
With our full-service international relocation, each and every aspect of your move is managed to ensure no detail is overlooked. Our full international moving service provides a range of services including professional packing and custom crating services as well as vehicle shipping and flexible storage options for your convenience. In addition to this, we offer assistance with customs clearance and any other paperwork needed for you to move overseas.
As an international relocation company, we are a part of international mover networks which means we connect with other leading international movers like FIDI Global Alliance and Pickfords International, to ensure your household contents are received in excellent condition. Our international moving service also includes unpacking so our skilled overseas movers can help you to unload when you reach your destination. QMM/Allied International is not simply your international movers, we are a familiar face and trusted partner when relocating internationally.
Contact us now to discuss your international move.
Our professional overseas shipping services provide a range of services to help you move internationally. These include:
A dedicated move manager to supervise your move details and answer any questions you may have
A fully-trained and uniformed team of movers in your home country
Top-quality packing materials for your move
Furniture and appliance assembly and disassembly
Careful crating of antiques and fine arts
International car or boat shipping
Short-term and long-term storage solutions
Lots more to make our international moving services the best
When shipping overseas, some items can be restricted. These can depend heavily on the country you are moving to but can include things such as organic matter such as soil or plants, chemicals, alcohol and other items. It is important to check the government website or the customs agency’s website of the country you are moving to before you pack for your international move, your international move coordinator will also be able to advise you on any transport-specific prohibitions.
Whilst our team at QMM is still fully operational and moving our customers overseas, there may still be delays in sending your belongings abroad due to the current world climate. This may be due to local restrictions in certain countries and delays importing goods into those countries. Get in touch with your international move advisor for full country-specific details.
International moving costs can depend on a large number of factors. When we assess your belongings for an international moving quote we will base your moving costs on things such as how much you will be moving, for example, if you will be moving just two boxes or a full household and also on the country you will be moving to, so how far your belongings will need to be shipped internationally.
When finding out what documents you will need to relocate internationally, your best option is to talk to a professional who has seen it all before. Our expert team members will be able to advise you on any paperwork or documents you will need for overseas shipping and assist with answering any questions you may have. You will usually have to provide a list of all items packed in your shipment as well as provide documents for identification purposes during your international move.
For a full list of frequently asked questions, see our faqs page.
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