International Moving Checklist

By Bournes International Moves - July 30, 2020
International Moving Checklist

Moving house is a juggling act at the best of times, even more so when you're moving abroad. So we've created this international moving checklist to help you start planning for your overseas move. 

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what to do before moving overseas

As early as possible

  • Establish a timetable for the move. If you’re moving for a job consider when theworking partner has to arrive, and when the rest of the family will follow.
  • Decide what to do with...
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How much does an International Removal Company cost?

By Bournes International Moves - July 28, 2020
How much does an International Removal Company cost?

One of the most common questions about international removals is "how much will my international removal cost?" The answer is not as simple as it may seem.

Some of the factors included in the costs of international removals services are:

  • Type of service (e.g. exclusive full container, or shared load)
  • Speed of delivery
  • Volume of items shipped
  • Packing requirements including any crating
  • Special requirements like dismantling or tricky access
  • Where you are moving from and to
  • When you are moving
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Container shipping options for moving household goods overseas

By Bournes International Moves - July 28, 2020
Container shipping options for moving household goods overseas

Most international removals companies will offer a range of container shipping options for moving goods overseas. The best method for you will vary according to:

  • the size of your shipment (also known as volume of goods).
  • how quickly you need your items to arrive
  • how much your budget is to spend on shipping
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International Removals Certification FIDI FAIMPLUS Renewed by Bournes

By Bournes International Moves - March 3, 2020
International Removals Certification FIDI FAIMPLUS Renewed by Bournes

We're delighted to share that Bournes has successfully renewed its certification to the FIDI FAIMPLUS quality standard.

FAIM is the only quality accreditation designed specifically for the removals industry.

To become accredited by FIDI an international removals company must achieve over 200 quality requirements. Together these requirements mean that customers receive a seamless quality service wherever in the world they are moving.

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Bournes Wins Best BAR Overseas Mover of the Year Award 2019

By Bournes International Moves - June 7, 2019
Bournes Wins Best BAR Overseas Mover of the Year Award 2019

Bournes International Moves has won the 2019 'Overseas Mover of the Year' award. This accolade is granted to the best overseas removals company with the best customer experience. We're proud, elated and humbled with the win.

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Top Questions to ask a shipping company

By Bournes International Moves - November 1, 2017
Top Questions to ask a shipping company

If you're at the stage of getting quotes from international removals companies then here are some important questions to ask potential shippers. This list of questions isn't exhaustive, but it should at least start some valuable conversations that will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the service being offered and the company providing it.

Questions to ask household shipping companies

Are the Shipping Company FIDI FAIM Certified? 

FIDI FAIM is the only quality standard...

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Which Certifications Should My International Moving Company Have?

By Bournes International Moves - October 2, 2017
Which Certifications Should My International Moving Company Have?

Certifications, memberships of professional associations or other independent accreditations are a great way to check if your chosen International Removal company is reputable. This helps you gain peace of mind knowing that you're reducing the risk of losing everything to a rogue trader.

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Why should I use a FIDI FAIM company for international removals?

By Bournes International Moves - March 27, 2017
Why should I use a FIDI FAIM company for international removals?

FIDI FAIM certification means your international removals company is fully qualified, licensed and independently pre-vetted for overseas moving giving you peace of mind you're chosing a reputable mover. 

Moving abroad is one of the biggest and most daunting experiences a person can go through; you’re not just moving your household items from one part of the same country to another, but moving your entire life to another place that’s probably completely out of your comfort zone. That’s why,...

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10 things you may not know about International Removal Companies

By Bournes International Moves - October 26, 2015

Are you about to move abroad? Wherever you're going it's almost certain that you'll need the help of a good removal company when it comes to getting your stuff safely from one country to the next. If this is your first time moving to another country and you're looking for some extra help then here are 10 things about international removal companies that you need to know...

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How to reduce container shipping costs for International Removals

By Bournes International Moves - September 11, 2015
How to reduce container shipping costs for International Removals

Are you planning an international move and worried about the container shipping cost? Whether you're trying to negotiate a relocation package with your employer or are simply saving to start a new life abroad, the cost of moving so far away can soon add up. However, there are some things you can do to save money on International Removals whatever circumstances you find yourself in...

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