12 Aug Relocation Resources Concerns
Well with the complications facing international shipping, is an impeding corporate relocation giving you
heart palpitations? It is seen all the time and heard in the voices of those who call… the sheer panic at
the magnitude of the situation. What if the move is a disaster? What if our desks end up in the wrong
state or country? What if nothing arrives on time? What if customs prove to be too daunting of a task to
overcome? Should we ship by air or ocean? What if… a very rare situation, nothing goes wrong at all?
The following are 6 tips for avoiding the complications of this major endeavor:
- Broad Strokes
Actually, identifying proper corporate relocation resources isn’t as easy as it seems… but it’s not
impossible. Let’s start with broad strokes:
So, where are you going?
Are you packing up HQ and relocating to Australia?
Is your head office moving to Spain? Or, is it somewhere connected to the US, like
Canada or Mexico?
The farther you go, the bigger the challenge and, of course, you probably realize that.
If it’s within the same province, it’s a relatively painless process, but what about when
you have to put a plane or ocean freighter in the mix?
So, what are you taking with you? Is it equipment from an office, a floor, or an entire
- Means of Transportation
This usually starts with the debate of which is cheaper, but calculating costs isn’t just about what
it says at the bottom of your shipping invoice. Actually, there are all sorts of things to consider
and these are:
How big & heavy is your load?
No matter which route you take, disassemble those desks and chairs, and remove as
much air from those containers as possible for:
Air freight is measured by a calculation that includes both size and weight.
The bigger and heavier the load, the less it’s going to make sense putting it on a
Ocean freight carriers tend to charge by containers, thinking less about weight,
and more about size.
Now, hold on, what about speed?
So, pace out the timing for everything for:
True, your air freight is going to typically cost more than ocean
Air recovers from delays much better than sea.
If you’re losing money to lack of productivity because your office is at sea too
long, you could be in trouble by going the “cheaper” route, and end up losing
more money than you saved.
Timing is everything, after all.
It’s your job to ensure you get there when you’re supposed to but also have contingency
plans if you don’t for:
They aren’t going to hold the plane for your shipment, or the ocean freighter, or
much of anything else if you’re running a little behind.
Accidents, delays, and other things will happen that will prevent your shipment
from arriving on time.
So, if timing is critical, the extra cost for air might just give you that little extra
insurance you need to sleep better at night.
Timing is everything!
What happens when your shipment arrives on time, or, knock on wood, EARLY? Well,
that’s good, right? Maybe. So, consider these:
Is there anybody on the other end of the shipping cycle to receive it, or is it
going to sit in warehousing until the deadline arrives?
Storage at the airports tends to be quite a bit cheaper than the docks, so
consider that as well.
If you deal with the bigger most complicated moves, like those requiring auto
transport, international logistics services, and ocean container shipping, so
that’s where you’ll be spending your time every day.
- Sea or Air
This usually starts with the debate of which is better, but believe it or not, shipping a car by air is
possible, but definitely more expensive accordingly:
Sea shipping is no doubt the cheapest method between the two if all we’re looking at
are the majority of the invoices being issued, but air provides greater flexibility and
they’re more reliable.
If you’re nimble and can move around the process, sea is probably the way to go.
If you’re limited in your ability to deal with set-backs or don’t have operations on the
other end of your move to receive your shipments, then perhaps air is the more cost
You won’t find any major auto transport companies doing it this way for the bigger
orders, but if it’s just the owner’s RR, air transport will provide the white-glove, timely
service likely preferred.
- LCL Shipping
The question is, do you qualify for LCL shipping, and if so, is it the route you want to take? for:
You will likely end up with a load that is less than the size of the container.
Remember, ocean freight charges by the container load, and they don’t typically care if
it’s full or not, so you’re paying for it either way.
A 20′ container (they come in standard 20′ and 40′ sizes) can hold up to 30 cubic meters,
so if you’re hovering around the halfway mark or less, LCL shipping might make sense
Of course, don’t forget about air in this situation. Putting these loads in the sky could be
the better option, especially given some of the headaches that come with LCL shipping.
- Other Concerns
There is a process that your corporate resources must go through, after all, and you want each
of your packages to be accounted for. Accordingly:
Remember, timing is everything! for:
o These shipments will very likely take longer to arrive.
o If timeliness is an issue, air may be your better bet.
o If not, you could save a little by sticking with LCL.
Insurance: Half a load does not mean half the insurance costs. Accordingly:
o You may be spending the same dollar amount on insurance for a half load or a
o It’s not a huge burden, but something to be considered in your financial
Additional travel is required for:
o You’ll need to set up a vehicle to pick up the short load.
o Since there are two recipients, bringing it to the site is probably out of the
- Packing with Customs in Mind
International cargo carries a series of complex challenges likewise:
You’re always dealing with complex trade agreements, international regulations, and, of
course, doing our best to ensure the cargo is secure.
Getting in touch with your embassy may help answer some of the questions about the
furniture and other office supplies being moved across borders and/or overseas.
Manufacturing plants have to think about the chemicals, equipment, and pollutants that
they’re bringing in.
Yes, you got the deals worked out with your buyer or business partners… even with the
local government agencies – but what about customs? They could slow you down for
days and cost you significant revenue in the process.
- Corporate Relocation Companies
What you’re dealing with is an enormous task, and perhaps the best cost savings will come from
having experienced and well networked individuals helping you navigate the process for:
Maybe you need a friend in the shipping business.
Freight forwarders will know how to choose between air & sea options based on your
Freight forwarders will know how to get you through customs, and find the best storage
options once your items start arriving on the other side.
Don’t even get me started if you’re dealing with multiple destinations, freight
forwarders and international logistics services will be your saving grace.
- Packing with Help
You’re only a month or two away from your corporate relocation, and it’s already making you
sweat. Accordingly, packing with help is necessary for:
I understand why you’re so stressed out about the move.
Finding distribution services that work cohesively isn’t easy for folks who don’t face
these types of situations every day.
Hopefully you gained some more insight to the process with this article and if you need
more information, you need to set up a call with international freight forwarders!!
International freight forwarders provide you with a plethora of services including:
o International freight forwarding
o International moving
o International Shipping
o Overseas moving
o Moving & storage
o Air freight service
o Relocation service
o Shipping cars
o International container shipping
o Vehicle export service
o Packing & crating service
o Logistics service
There are many ways to optimize and improve international shipments from consolidation to arranging
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What about allocating the whole process to one of the most well-known shipping companies globally
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