Packing & Loading

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When your items are prepared for an international move, each is carefully wrapped and padded before being placed into a moving crate or container. Stevens International uses specific methods and procedures for packing and loading furniture and other household goods for an international move.

Packing for international moves requires specially sized boxes and handling. Because boxes are loaded into crates or containers, boxes used for international moves are sized accordingly. The mover selected by Stevens International for an international move can assist in selecting the correct sizes and number of boxes.

Moving Your Items Internationally

Stevens International moving/relocation coordinators can help determine which method of transportation and which size containers are best suited for your international move.

International shipments require special attention, and can be handled in one of three following ways:

  1. Wooden shipping crates known as lift vans
  2. Steamship containers, which are made of steel and limited in the number of sizes available. Here, the volume of a shipment will determine the size of the container used
  3. Air freight boxes, which are typically used for smaller shipments or for items that need to arrive at destination within a short time frame

Items transported in an international move must go through customs clearance at the port of arrival. After the shipment is cleared by customs, the items are delivered to the destination location or placed in storage until the international shipment is ready to be delivered.

Contact Stevens International

Stevens International may be contacted directly at:
(260) 244-7004 or (855) 264-3440