Feeling at a loss about where to start
and what to ask
regarding moving overseas?
JAMINCO offers valuable guidance and support
First, some basics:
Do you plan to move an entire household (including furniture) or just a
smaller quantity of personal effects?
Typically, a small family with an average living room, dining
room, two bedrooms, kitchen, and misc. cartons for all your books,
clothes, dishes, painting, decorations, etc., would be enough to fill one
standard twenty ft (20') container-- with a capacity of about 1,000-cubic
feet, holding approximately 6,000-lbs worth of household goods.
households may require use of a forty ft (40') container--with over
2,000-cuft. volume capacity, holding approximately 12,000-lbs+ Household
Smaller (ocean) shipments can go via "LCL/less than
containerload" method, with the shipping cost based on the overall
volume of goods being sent
A smaller personal effects shipment sent by an adult (one) may average
about 60-160-cuft, without a lot of large furniture.
What does cubic footage look like?
Picture a typical kitchen refrigerator, about 5 feet tall.
refrigerator takes up about 40-cubic feet of space.
So, if you wanted to figure the general volume for a quantity of
cartons you may have, then ask yourself:
"Do I have one, two or three refrigerators worth of
space?"Three "fridges" of space, means about
Four, means 160-cuft, and so on.
To figure out the cubic footage of any particular item:
multiply the height (in inches) times the
width (inches) times the depth (inches) of the item, then
divide the resulting number by 1728.
The result gives you the volume, in cubic feet.
You are welcome to fax or e-mail JAMINCO with a general list of the
furniture and items you plan to ship, and we can help you determine the
best method to ship, or for greater convenience we can arrange for a
pre-move survey of your goods to be packed & shipped overseas
Approximate cubic measurements
|Double bed/mattress/box spring
|Chest of drawers
|Dining Room table and four chairs
SMALL shipments often go via AIRFREIGHT, and the charge for
air-shipment is based on:
The greater of either the actual weight of each item
placed on a scale, or the "dimensional" weight
Which is figured this way:
Multiply the three dimensions (H x W x D in inches) then
divide the resulting number by 166.
IF the resulting amount gives you a figure Higher than the "actual"
weight of that item measured on a scale, then you'll be charged for the
higher international "DIM" weight. Why?
Picture a piece of styrofoam, 3 ft by 3 ft by 3 ft. A child can pick
it up, and it will weigh perhaps less than five lbs., right? But, when
sending via AIRFREIGHT, the international. "DIM" weight comes to over
Volume displacement is a big factor in international. air-shipping.
"Know before you go."
It's only through years of experience in moving household goods
overseas, that one gets to know the "ins and outs" of this business.
All the more reason, to talk to someone who's done it literally
thousands of times, to destinations all over the world.
For personalized attention and care, you have every reason to
IMPORT / EXPORT COMPANY LIMITED
the "Overseas Moving Specialists".
Visit our linked websites for further information, and be sure to
e-mail JAMINCO with details about your own upcoming move, so we can be of
good help. ....
Thank you! .....
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