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If you are in the middle of a move for personal or business purposes, there are a few things to bear in mind. There are many trained moving companies which will assess the volume of the shipment to be moved, evaluate packing requirements, and plan the move accordingly. Choosing what works best for your budget and convenience is all up to you.
Most moving companies give free quotations and surveys. You will have to place an online request with a few basic details like the volume of things to be moved, and destination country or city. It is best to take a few quotes from different movers, and then compare to see how compatible it is with your items and logistical requirements, not to mention cost efficiency. The reputation of the movers should also be enquired upon.
Once you have placed the request for an online quote, a representative will get back to you for a personal survey. There are many international moving companies in the UAE which offer professional services customized and tailor-made for you needs.
The survey will mainly deal with an accurate estimation of the volume of the goods consignment. Transportation, logistics, storage, and packing materials used are the main determinants of cost. Most reputed companies have service partners in destination countries which ensure the smooth transportation of goods.
A few additional expenses for international moves can arise in the form of customs or clearance duties, taxes, insurance, etc. Check with your service provider if they can give solutions for these charges beforehand.
• Moving surveys, quotes are conducted free of cost
• It’s better to compare quotes from different movers
• The survey estimates the cost of shipment, goods
Source: Zenifer Khaleel, Special to Classifieds
The writer is a freelancer