We conduct a pre-move survey for the following reasons To Inspect your goods, Understand your needs, Identify delicate & valuable articles, Take measurements to calculate the volume of the goods, Assess manpower and materials requirements, Check facilities for loading, parking, movement of vehicles, etc. During the survey Global Packways will also explain the moving process, clear your apprehensions, advise you appropriate means of transport, schedule dates for packing & moving and most importantly help you plan your move more effectively.
Identify the goods in your house and decide the articles you intend carrying, storing, donating, leaving behind etc. Show all the items you intend carrying to the surveyor. This helps us in making a better and more accurate estimate. Let us know about your special needs or areas of concern. Ask as many questions and clear all your doubts, however simple they may be. Make sure you give the same brief to all the moving companies surveying your goods.
When the goods leave India, your goods will be physically opened & examined. Global packways will safely repack these goods for you. At destination, depending upon the country you are moving to, your goods may or may not be physically examined. In Europe & America, generally customs formalities mean only documentation. However, sometimes, random checks are done on personal effects. In such cases there will be an physical examination fee which is billed at cost. In other countries, generally your goods will be physically examined.
You can do this, but be aware of the potential problems. For instance, insurance companies will not pay out on goods packed by their owner. Also, Customs officials will almost certainly target goods that you have packed like locked suitcases. If you really must pack some of your goods, leave the cartons unsealed so that the Allied packing crew can inspect the contents, seal the cartons and make a note in the inventory.
Every home is different but for a 2000 sq ft of household effects between two and three days are needed for packing. This is based on a crew of three or four persons. If timing is important, let us know about your requirements and Global Packways will coordinate the move accordingly.
Generally speaking, you can take most of the personal stuff like clothes, books, curios, utensils, pictures etc. However, all flammable items, liquids, perishable foods and other items that can deteriorate should not be shipped. Think carefully about alcohol & electrical goods. They may attract heavy duty and the electrical goods may not be compatible. Contact Allied Moving if you require more information about the customs regulations of the country you are moving to.
Well, mainly those things you might expect - Antiques, drugs, alcohol (in some countries), weapons, ammunition, explosives, Ivory, animal skins, Sandalwood, pornography, Gold, Silver etc.
We at Global Packways use quality packing materials and experienced crews to pack your goods. But this journey may be covering thousands of miles, experiencing different weather conditions, wide variations of temperature, and several forms of handling. The forces of nature and physics that a shipment has to undergo are unimaginable unless you've seen a freight ship go through an Atlantic swell with 60-ft waves washing over its cargo of shipping containers. So, Insurance is definitely a must and is really a bargain.