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Ask The Moving Doctor!

Our resident Moving Doctor, Mark Nash is in the house! Mark has been in the moving business for 33 years, originally from England; he has moved 5 times internationally and has worked in England, mainland Europe, The Middle East and for the past 19 years in the USA. If he doesn’t know the answer to the question, he has enough friends in this industry to find out for you.

He currently sits on the board of the International Shippers Association and the Commercial Affairs committee at the International Association of Movers.

Mark will always do his best to provide an answer honestly, professionally and treat this forum as a place where everyone can learn about moving overseas.


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  1. Kul says:

    Please have someone from your team contact me.

  2. Emma Esposito says:

    Hi, my name is Emma. I need to ship a dining room set ; dining room table, 6 chairs, a buffet but not the big China cabinet. I will also have about 10-15 boxes with household items.
    The move is from Montréal, Canada to Boca Raton, FL USA.
    I’m not in s rush for delivery if that helps with cost but I do need to have it picked up by end of May since the house is being sold. I would like to pay in Canadian dollars. Any suggestions?

  3. Christian says:

    About the U-Crate 100… I cannot decipher whether the dimensions provided are inside or outside the box. 45x45x78 is 91.4 cubic feet. Yet your graphical representation seems to suggest those are outside dimensions. Basically, I need to know inside dimensions.

  4. Nancy says:

    Hello–We will be moving from USA to France in September 2019, and I have just read that sometimes there are problems where the customs agents in France will charge duty fees on our household items, even though they are within the 1 year time limit of transferring to France. Have any Uship shipments had this problem? What can we do to prevent this from happening? Thank you in advance, Nancy

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Nancy, good question! If you are shipping Pallets or U Crates in our weekly shipping service to Europe, we ship to our own office in Rotterdam first for customs clearance and then distribute from there around Europe. This avoids that problem. If you are thinking of shipping a self load 20 or 40 foot container then we would have to ship that into France direct via Le Havre or Marseilles but as long as you have the correct import paperwork as well as declaring that you have lived outside of France / Europe for the last 12 months and all your items are over 6 months old and not for resale then we do not seem to have a problem with any duties or taxes being charged.
      I hope that helps, anything else you need let me know and I hope we can quote you on your move to France soon.
      Cheers The International Moving Doctor .

  5. Brooke Stokes says:

    I’m shipping a large 40×48 pallet to England, and am having to store it in my friend’s garage. Problem is, they have a fairly steep driveway. Will it be possible to pick it up from there or will I need to get a ground floor storage unit to have it picked up from? Thanks!

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Brooke, its just one man and a pallet jack collecting it so if its a steep driveway he wont be able to pull it up I’m afraid unless there a a couple of strong lads at the place to help him push it up maybe but its safer on the flat to be honest.
      The International Moving Doctor

  6. Andrew Moko says:

    Am moving from the UK to the us and just need some recommendations for services

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Andrew, thanks for the message. Our UK office can assist you in answering any questions you might have about relocating to the USA as well as giving you a quote. If you could complete our quick quote form please by clicking here your inquiry will get sent over to the right people there.
      Cheers, The International Moving Doctor.

  7. Jette nielsen says:

    I think I might need the u-crate100 and the 50. If I can’t fill it, do I then stuff it with something?
    How far in advance can I book a crate?
    Is the cardboard on the outside strong enough so I don’t need extra padding on the sides inside?

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Jette, if you have some spaces or gaps, I would fill them with blankets, pillows, duvet or a sleeping bag for example. Yes the sides are sturdy cardboard and don’t really need any additional padding unless say you had a piece of glass up against it.
      Cheers The International Moving Doctor

  8. tina says:

    Hello, Mark. I understand you have a terminal near the Denver Airport. I live in the area, which is supposed to be a desert but is tuning into a rain forest and swamp. I was planning to load my two U-Box 100’s in the parking lot of my apartment complex, which has plenty of room for your truck and pallet jack. But if it keeps raining every single day, I won’t be able to do that. What if I load everything (already packed, but not stacked) on a truck and bring it to the terminal? Could I load my U-Boxes there? If so, what are the requirements? It will be a couple of months till moving time, but I need to be prepared for all possibilities. Thanks very much.

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Tina, I’m sorry about the weather! I am passing over to the USA office to answer you on this one. They will answer you direct on email. Cheers
      The International Moving Doctor

  9. Renee says:

    Is anything ever stacked on the U-crate 50, whether during pickup from a person’s home, loaded into the shared container, transport by boat, or transport to the final destination.

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Renee, it is possible that another U Crate 50 would get stacked on top of a U Crate 50 when loading it in a container so that it was the same height as a U Crate 100.
      U Crate 100’s never get anything loaded on top of them though.
      I hope this is ok for you.
      Cheers The International Moving Doctor.

      • Renee says:

        Thank you for the quick response, so I would probably use the U-Crate 100 to ensure nothing is stacked on my stuff (I am afraid of my fragile items getting crushed) but I don’t think I can fill it completely, could I just use empty, doubled sided boxes on top to fill it to the 78″ height of the u crate?

  10. Tatiana says:

    Hello! Is it allowed to ship acrylic paints and watercolour paints from the US to Spain? They are in small tubes. All opened and used. And quite old, more than 2 years old.
    Thank you for the advice!

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Yes that will be fine Tatiana. Put in a zip lock bag or tin and then place into a box. Cheers The Moving Doctor

  11. Wandra Harmsen says:

    We are moving a few things from Lisbon, Portugal to Massachusetts, USA. We need to mail a large box with personal items (books, some clothes, kitchen things) to the U.S. from Lisbon, Portugal. We are leaving on Wednesday (August 28th) – probably a 50 cubic foot large box. Where can we get such a box in Lisbon? The local post office boxes are too small and very flimsy – they rip and tear as we are packing them and require yards of tape to keep closed. What’s the best way to ship such a box. We need to ship on Tuesday, Aug. 27th. These items are not urgently needed and the shipping time is flexible.

  12. tina says:

    Hi Mr. Nash, I think I saw two different answers to this question, somewhere in your website. Probably, they are about different but related things. But my move is getting closer, so I need to know this for sure. I think it’s best to ask you directly and appreciate your answer.

    Please tell me how many days notice I need to give to get my U-crates picked up. In one place, I think it said a week; somewhere else I remember something that said three working days. I am worried about this, because I will be putting my stuff out in an uncovered parking lot, and I need to be sure it won’t rain. We get heavy rains here, and the parking lot floods. I will also need at least a couple of days without rain before the pickup to move everything out there, because I’m doing this alone. Weather forecasting here is not reliable for more than a very few days ahead.

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Tina, thanks for the questions. So to clarify…..
      We need at least a week to get the U Crate out to you. 2 weeks notice would be better.
      3-5 days notice to let us know what date you would like us to collect the loaded U Crate.
      On the day you book the collection for ( Mon-Fri) we will ask the driver to call you in advance to hopefully be able to give you a two hour window of when he / she will be there that day.
      Hope that helps and let me know if you need anything else.
      Cheers The International Moving Doctor

  13. Harry says:

    Hi Mark,
    Would you have a preferred “Broker” and can you recommend a packer? I need to move a small quantity of HH goods from Belgium to Port of Savannah? By small quantity I mean less than 230 cubic feet and less than 500#. My mother-in-law, in Belgium, is in nursing home and my wife has a few keepsakes she would like to bring to Georgia.

    Would it be better to engage a “Broker” stateside or in Belgium? No rush on the shipping time and the items can be part of a consolidation. Trying to keep expenses to a minimum. Thank you, much appreciated.

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Harry, thanks for the message.You don’t need a broker, we cover all that in our services. You could ask a local mover to help you pack it if you want or we can arrange that for you if you need. After that we can take care of everything meaning collection, consolidating, loading into a container and shipping to our office in Charleston SC. There we will clear it through customs, offload the container from the ship, unload the container into our warehouse and either you could collect it from Charleston SC or we could arrange delivery to you down the road to Savannah. To keep expenses down, I suggest trying to pack the items yourself and collecting it from our warehouse in Charleston SC. Cheers The International Moving Doctor.

  14. Eliodoro echeverria says:

    I prefer the a 40 footer shipping container to be delivered on GROUND LEVEL in my residence or rented place We will be loading heavy furnitures and stuffs that will be easy and convenient if it is on ground level. Do you have tilt trucks to do the job. I have seen that on youtube.

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Eliodoro, thanks for asking about this. Unfortunately this service is not readily available in the USA but can be done in some countries in Europe. You don’t mention which country you are loading from so I am not sure if this will help you. Alternatively you can build a ramp out of wood or in many areas you can hire say 2 moving guys and a loading ramp from to help you with the heavy stuff.
      Hope that helps, cheers The Moving Doctor

  15. Oliver Hoeller says:

    Hi, we are moving from the US to Europe and I just checked out your presentation concerning the packing list.
    One thing I read was that you advise against shipping paint and chemicals. I work as illustrator and have a fair amount of art supplies, including paint and such things, that I’d like to ship.
    Do you have any recommendations?

  16. Cécilia Armellin says:

    Hi. Where I can found the list of prohibited products ?

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Cecilia, good question! Its actually on our packing list app which we give give you the link to after we receive your booking.
      We have a complete list you can view while completing your packing list online. Once completed it emails you and us a typed pdf version of the packing list.
      Hoping that is ok and if you have something specific you are wondering about please let me know.
      Cheers the international moving doctor.

  17. angie says:

    Do you do moves from Hawaii to the US Mainland?

  18. William O’Kane says:

    We are moving to Northern Ireland from Ontario next fall. I’m a furniture maker & my question is regarding the shipping of wood. Is it an option to ship my lumber collection with my equipment & home furnishings in the same container or are there special rules regarding this? I’ve been gathering specialty pieces of lumber for many years & I really don’t want to give it up if I don’t have to.

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello William, if these are or you are telling me they are your personal items and you use them for a hobby / collection and they are not for resale then you can ship them as your personal items like anything else.
      I hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions,
      Cheers The International Moving Doctor

  19. Sarah Cooper says:

    Hi there, I am looking to purchase some dining chairs from the US to ship to the UK,as the type are not currently available here. Could you possibly let me know the cost involved, both shipping and likely import duties. Many thanks

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Sarah, if you look at our online rating system you will see our U Crate 50 price which will work really well for your chairs. The only problem is, I think you might find this expensive for just shipping chairs compared with purchasing locally. On top of the shipping rate you would have to add on 20% VAT onto the purchase price and about 5% tax to UK customs.
      I hope that helps and let me know if you need anything else, cheers The Moving Doctor

  20. Mei tin matharu says:

    If I ask the company to pack my goods does that include insurance of safety, arrival to destination and customs and excise duties in USA as well as U.K. prior to home. What is the best package as my husband died suddenly in USA and I’m bringing home mostly books and nest of coffee tables golf clubs and macellenous around 6-8 boxes. No furniture otherwise.? uK

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Mei tin, I am very sorry for your loss. Yes we can cover insurance and all charges door to door. There should not be any excise duties.
      Cheers the International Moving Doctor.

  21. laila ionescu says:

    We read your Moving Guide, navigated your site and are very impressed with your company and your professionalism.
    We already sent a request for a moving quote of a 20′ container (FLC) from Rio Rancho, NM to Bucharest, Romania. We are eagerly awaiting your response.
    The question we want to ask: Have you ever moved clients to Romania, and may we contact them ? Do you have any contacts at that destination point?
    We also appreciate the proverbial British humor in your Guide!
    Laila and Ion Ionescu

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Laila, thanks for the kind message. Yes we have moved people to Romania before but must admit its not the most common of destinations compared with Germany France etc….. We don’t really have any means on passing over info of previous clients though, its tough these days with all the privacy laws.
      Cheers, The International Moving Doctor

  22. Cynthia Baker says:

    Hi There!
    We are moving approx 2 pallets from AL, USA to Boquete, Panama. We have already received an estimate from UPWS, but we are hoping to hear a time frame for our delivery. It is hopefully going out next week! Help?

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Cynthia, let me find out who you are working with in the USA office and I will get them to contact you advise you the transit time. Cheers The International Moving Doctor.

  23. James Owens says:

    Can the Ucrate 100s be picked up from a ground floor 10×10 self storage unit. A tractor trailer won’t go into the facility but a 25′ box truck with a lift can

  24. Daniel Slater says:

    What size/dimensions of padlock will fit the locking points on a 20ft container?

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Daniel, you don’t really need one as we will put on a security bolt seal that is a lot stronger than a padlock but if you would still like to atach one then a padlock with a 2 inch U would work just fine. Cheers The International Moving Doctor

  25. Hedning says:

    It is stated that certain items are prohibited from sending from the US to EU. For instance, knives, swords etc. There is no importation ban on these items at the destination country and they are part of a household goods collection. Are these not allowed under any circumstances to be shipped with your services?

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Hedning, thanks for the question. In general we say these items are not allowed to be shipped with us because even if they are allowed to be imported, customs at the destination quite rightly will probably want to hold the shipment while they inspect the items to check their legality for import. Whilst this is being carried out your shipment and possibly the shipping container with everyone elses U Crates and pallets are held and charged storage while this inspection takes place resulting in a lot of extra charges that would have to be paid by you. Therefore we think its best not to ship them and if you want to take these items we suggest putting them in your checked baggage so that you are there to explain to customs yourself why you wish to import them. I hope that makes sense, cheers The International Moving Doctor

  26. Sofia says:

    Hi, We are moving from Zurich to California. I couldn’t find an answer to this: can you hold the packages (after you picked up from our home) for a few weeks in case the destination home is not yet available? We have to first go find one after moving out from Zurich… How flexible are you with holding stuff and how much would that cost?

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Sofia, this is no problem at all. We have our own operations in Europe and the USA so we can store either end for you. I am not sure how much you have but generally we charge Euros 25 in Europe and in the USA USD 25 per week per pallet. I hope that solves the problem, anything else you need let us know, cheers The International Moving Doctor.

  27. Iva Laginja says:

    Hello! Do you pick up crates on Saturdays and Sundays? Thanks!


    Two questions:
    1. I am shipping contents of our holiday home in the USA to our home in Italy. This is all used stuff…household goods (kitchenware, some furniture) bought 5 years ago. I am not taking up a new residence in Italy (I have been living there for the last 20 years) therefore I must pay VAT/duty. How on earth do I calculate the value to declare to customs? I have invoices but everything is now 5 years old.

    2. I read somewhere that moving blankets are not allowed to be used when shipping to Italy because of potential mould. Is this true?

    Thanks for your help

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Elizabeth, thank you for your questions regarding you shipping to Italy. If we are shipping a self load 20 or 40 foot container then we would be shipping that direct to Italy which will have stricter and slightly different rules than if we are shipping pallets and U Crates via our consolidation service that enters Europe via Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Can you please therefore email me the service you are considering using so I can answer you more specifically.
      In the meantime for you and anyone else thinking what value to declare, when it comes to declaring a value for customs because you are not meeting the criteria for tax free entry, always think about how much you would sell that item for in a yard sale or car boot sale and declare that as your value.

      Regarding moving blankets, if you are going via Rotterdam definitely no problem and I have never heard of this being a problem via Italian ports with a 20 or 40 foot shipping container.

      Cheers the International Moving Doctor,

      • ELIZABETH SALTER says:

        Thanks for the prompt answer ..great info! We will be shipping a U crate, probably a 100 and therefore be going thru Rotterdam. Do the U crates get stacked on top of each other in the container and if so how do I protect my things to withstand an unknown weight on top?
        Thanks so much for your help.

        • The Moving Doctor says:

          Hello Elizabeth, the U Crate 100’s do not get stacked. The U Crate 50’s might end up with another U Crate 50 placed on top but the U Crate 50’s are strong enough to support this and we have never had a problem with this. All I suggest you do is fill it to the top nice and tight, if there are any spaces fill it up with cushions, blankets, pillows, soft toys or worse case crushed up paper so the U Crate is a solid block and nothing can move in there.
          I hope that helps and let me know if you need anything else.
          We are still sending out U Crates and arranging collections at the moment.
          Cheers and stay well.
          The International Moving Doctor

  29. Mila says:

    Hi. I would like to send some furniture from Riyadh to Belgrade (2 bunk beds) and one or 2 boxes of books and other stuff. What would be the cheapest option, I don’t mind if it takes month or two to deliver? Thank you in advance.

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Mila, thanks for the message, unfortunately we do not have any services on this route but many years ago I worked for a company called Four Winds in Saudi Arabia and they are now one of the leading moving companies in the area so I suggest contacting them to help you.
      Cheers The International Moving Doctor

  30. Patrick says:

    Hi Mark,
    I want to move my household items to Germany in the coming weeks. I’m thinking of getting a 20 ft container. I would like to ship my car as well, yet I read on the website that the customs are more complicated for car shipped in container. However, on the website I couldn’t find anything about the fees to ship a car without purchasing a container.

    How long does it take in general to ship items to Germany (door to door) from Atlanta, GA? I plan to move to Germany by the End of June, yet my travel dates are quite flexibel. I would like to know if I keep my current travel dates, how long should I expect to live without my belongings?


    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Patrick, we can ship a car in the container for you but it involves a lot more paperwork and liaising with customs so it is a different price. As shipping car rules vary state to state and port to port procedures, we would provide a custom quote for you. Normal transit for a container is about 5 weeks door to door on average. Let me know if you need anything else and mail if you need a price for a container including a car. We would need the make. model, year please. Car has to be in your name and fully paid off, no liens.
      Cheers The International Moving Doctor

  31. Ruth says:

    Hi Mark,

    I’m a student in Chinese herbology. I plan on moving to Germany soon. I have several different dried herbs and herbal supplements in plastic bottles I use for my study.
    Is there anything that would prohibit me from shipping those together with my household items? I will be using a container.

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Ruth, technically probably not but it could cause delays while customs check it and test it. It might be better to take these with you on the plane in your hand luggage so that you can explain to the customs officer face to face what they are.
      Hope that makes sense? Cheers The International Moving Doctor

  32. Kay Walters says:

    Hi Mark My Husband and I are moving to Australia this year, We are thinking we will need a 20ft container because my husband has a 30 year dvd collection around 7,000, plus a lot of music cd’s plus household things no furniture tho, can you tell me if customs have a tax on that stuff? Also what is the weight limit in container before extra cost? Can we purchase our own Container so we can send it and leave unpacked till we need it.

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Kay, I think I have replied on email about this as well but basically if all the CD’s etc are yours and not for re sale then yes they can be imported duty and tax free. The weight limit is so high household goods would never become overweight. Its like 20 tons ! Containers have to be licensed and seaworthy so generally the shipping lines only like their own containers to be shipped on their ships plus in Australia, the containers have to be unloaded and go through inspection and then re loaded on a truck for final delivery so the container wouldn’t go to your residence in Australia anyway unfortunately.
      Hope thus helps and let me know if you have any other questions, cheers

  33. Daryl says:

    Hi Mark,

    We used you guys to do our container move from the USA to the UK 3 years ago. We will be using you again in the next few months to do the move back to the USA from the UK.
    I have 3 questions for the move back:
    1. Once the container arrives the USA, are you able to store the container for us until we are ready for it to be delivered to the final address? It may be a month or two until we are ready to take delivery
    2. If so, what would the costs be for this?
    3. Are we able to ship a Vespa scooter in the container, and would you be able top assist in the customs clearance in the USA for this?

    Many thanks

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Daryl, thanks for the message and thinking of us again. Unfortunately you will need to unload the container once it is available for delivery as the containers belong to the shipping lines so they want them back to re load. I suggest unloading into a near by self store if your house is not ready by then. Any motorized vehicle can come in with your belongings if it is up to USA specification which normally means it had to be made here. The manufacturer or dealer might be able to advise but if it is not up to USA spec it will not be allowed in and can cause big headaches and expense to your container while it gets delayed so unless you are sure I suggest do not ship it. The price quoted will also increase as there are extra customs docs and procedures and entries involved with the export and import of the scooter. Sorry for the bad news! Hope that helps though, cheers Mark

  34. Karena C says:

    Hello Mark~

    We’re considering moving to Greece, and need to know how much our household furniture/etc. will be. We have a 3 bdrm home but not bringing all the furniture with us, but also want to know how to ship our car over as well. Can you help? It would be from the port of NY to Pireaus…

  35. Fernando says:

    We’ll be moving from Chicago to Barcelona around September 1, 2020. We have two adult bikes, a medium arm chair and four foldable chairs along with various smaller items that would fit in boxes.

    The smaller stuff I am not worry but the bikes being such an awkwardly shape item and the armchair how would you suggest to pack it and which one of your moving solutions would be the best option?

    Also, we live in a high rise building in downtown Chicago with limited street parking and no space in the building to park a pallet or crate. I am sure this is not a unique issue I just don’t know how to go about it.

    Thanks in advance for your help,

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Fernando, I suggest measuring out the size of the U Crate 100 on your floor and wall to give you the visual size to see if the arm chair will fit in it. We ship the U Crate 100’s to you in advance flat packed so you can keep in your apartment and practice loading it but on the collection day you would take it down to street level and then load it there ready for pick up. The alternative would be to load your things in a van and take to our terminal near O hare and load a U Crate 200 there at the terminal. I suggest taking the wheels off the bikes and drape in blankets. Wrap the arm chair in a blanket as well. I like the economy ones from U Line which are great but if not you can buy them at any self storage place along with other packing materials. I hope this helps and let me know if you need any more info or help. Barcelona is my favorite city in Europe!
      Cheers The International Moving Doctor

  36. Jacky says:

    Hello! I’m currently leaving in Geneva, Switzerland but I’m moving in a few months to Saltillo, Mexico and I have a big suit case filled with clothing and shoes and 10 medium boxes filled with clothes and shoes as well, so its around more than 50 kg. What do you suggest?

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Jacky, Mexico is very tricky getting a household goods shipment through the port with a risk of a lot of taxes. In this case I would suggest paying excess luggage fees and take extra suitcases with you on the plane or try a courier company like DHL and see if they can handle it. might be able to help as well. Either way I would suggest you use a company that is very experienced in shipping to Mexico and not go on the most competitive price. We just don’t have the experience nor have found a reliable partner in Mexico to confidently offer services there unfortunately. If you happen to find a reliable partner who can confidently and easily clear your belongings duty and tax free then we could easily ship your things from Switzerland to them if that helps. Cheers and sorry I cant be of more help, The International Moving Doctor

  37. Rick Rickert says:

    Hi Mark,

    My wife and I are moving from the USA to France in July of 2021. We don’t have that many items, but I do have 2 small classic cars that I’d like to take. I’ve always wanted to buy a shipping container for a project, and the property we’re buying in France has room for one. So I want to buy a container, load my cars in to it, secure them in there and build decking around them to pack and secure the other remaining items. The packing process will take me weeks. Do people do this sort of thing? If so, where do people put the trailer if there is no room in front of their current place? There are a lot of industrial parking lots nearby and I thought of asking them if they’d rent space for a while? But then how does it get delivered and picked up? Is that something you can help with? Thanks!

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Rick, yes can do this. You would have to purchase a seaworthy container with a seaworthy certificate plate on it so that it is allowed to be loaded on a ship. You would have to choose where you wanted your container to be delivered. I think normally they will deliver it to you on the ground. There is a company called con global that does this sort of thing in the USA. When it comes time for shipping, you would need to hire a crane to lift the loaded container onto a truck with a container chassis and that truck would then take it to the port for shipping. At the house in France, again you would need to hire a crane to lift the container from the chassis of the truck onto the ground. Yes we can help you with the trucking, shipping, customs and trucking to your residence. We just don’t have the experience in crane hire and you would have to purchase your own container. I hope that helps, any other questions, feel free to email me at Cheers The International Moving Doctor

  38. Brian Clewly Johnson says:

    Hi. Im mining from the USA to the UK (central London) and wish to take about one third of my stuff.

    The new owner of my house wants to move in 15 September so by midday I must be gone.

    Please call to discuss 1 6462495532.(cell)

  39. Valentina says:

    Hi there,
    Could you please let us know how long does it takes to deliver the 50 cubic palett from AZ to Lisboa, Portugal
    Thank you for your time

  40. Evan says:

    Hi Mark,

    I live in a condo so I don’t have a curbside for pickup, but I do have a covered parking space in the driveway. Unfortunately the driveway is a bit narrow (it’s one way as there isn’t enough space for two cars to pass by eachother.

    If I set up the UCrate in my parking space, will pickup be an issue?

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Evan, I wouldn’t think so but it can depend where the truck has to park compared with where your crate will be and if there is a slope in between etc. Its best really if you check with your coordinator to get a confirmation. They will probably use Google earth to take a look or ask you to email some pictures just to clarify.
      Cheers, The International Moving Doctor.

  41. Joanna P says:

    Hi- Can I ship my violin along with my other belongings on our 40’ shipping container? Going from states to Denmark. Thank you!

  42. Michael Gough says:

    It’s still six months out but I am looking to move into a boat that I am having built in France. I am thinking of buying tools, electronics and other equipment in the US and shipping it along with my personal items in a U-crate. I am wondering if this will present customs challenges and if I should instead use an Amazon package forwarding service for the items that I am purchasing new. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Michael,How exciting! We have done a similar service to this many times before. As long as you declare they are all your personal belongings, which they are, then there will not be any problem. Feel free to email me if you have further questions on this subject. Cheers The International Moving Doctor

  43. Michael says:

    Can I pack medicines for myself including over the counter (Advil, mucinex etc ) and some of my prescriptions

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Good Morning Michael.You can but you are increasing the risk of inspection by customs who might send it away for testing for example which could result in delays as well as extra storage charges while they do this. It is far better to take what you need with you on the plane so you can explain it yourself to customs what you have if they ask and show your prescription. For over the counter things I recommend you purchase at the destination.
      You wont get headaches if you are using UPakWeShip for your overseas move!
      Cheers The International Moving Doctor

  44. Victoria says:

    Hi! My husband and I (and our then newborn) will be moving from Germany to the US this summer. We are trying to decide what comes and what goes. I would like to keep our mattress and bed frame (“room in a box” cardboard so very light), about 15-20 boxes, and maybe our 6 dinning chairs. Does that seem like it is doable and would you know the easiest way of moving it?

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Victoria, thanks for your question. I think all that would fit in our U Crate 200 but I will ask our EU office to contact you to confirm prices and available service options. In the meantime if you haven’t already looked, you can see some options and prices on our UPakWeShip EU web site here. Many thanks The International Moving Doctor.

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