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by hardatwork
Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Storage while we find a house.
Replies: 4
Views: 2712

Re: Storage while we find a house.

If you use a professional international mover you would have no worries. The movers store goods all the time for their clients. Yes you would have to extend your Door-to-Door insurance coverage usually after 60 to 90 days once the goods are placed into storage.. I completely disagree with the other ...
by hardatwork
Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Invoice from Suddath/Sentry, insurance & net weight
Replies: 2
Views: 1896

Re: Invoice from Suddath/Sentry, insurance & net weight

The net weight is only for your household goods and would not include the auto. If they are billing you based on the net wegith they should also have given you a certified weight tickey shoing the weight on your shipment. If they did not then ask them for it. What was the estimated weight of your sh...
by hardatwork
Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Shipper lost 30% of my cargo, what to do?
Replies: 3
Views: 2340

Re: Shipper lost 30% of my cargo, what to do?

If you took out insurance file an insurance claim immediately. Insurance will not want to settle a larger insurance claim for loss items so they will contact your shipper to find the goods and have them shipped to you. If not then I would suggest you contact the Federal Maritime Commission www.fmc.g...
by hardatwork
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Shipper is billing us for $675 in 'CBP Exam' fees on 150cf?
Replies: 8
Views: 3614

Re: Shipper is billing us for $675 in 'CBP Exam' fees on 150

Wow that is not true at all. US Customs does not charge for inspections themselves ALL costs related to inspections fees are actually charged by third party companies chosen by US Customs. Ask the shipping lines which port the goods were cleared at so YOU can call the Director Of US Customs at that ...
by hardatwork
Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Shipper is billing us for $675 in 'CBP Exam' fees on 150cf?
Replies: 8
Views: 3614

Re: Shipper is billing us for $675 in 'CBP Exam' fees on 150

Yes unfortunately exam fees are now a cost in having goods moved to the US. However you should be given proper documentation supporting this fee. To simply give you a invoice saying pay $ 675 for customs fees is not acceptable and you should push the shipping company to send you the breakdown for th...
by hardatwork
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Shipper is billing us for $675 in 'CBP Exam' fees on 150cf?
Replies: 8
Views: 3614

Re: Shipper is billing us for $675 in 'CBP Exam' fees on 150

Actually US Customs does not charge for the inspection itself. The charges all come from third parties than handle the work on behalf of US Customs. The goods are transported to a third party warehouse and unloaded for US Customs. The US Customs Inspector then does to the warehouse inspect the goods...
by hardatwork
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Shipper is billing us for $675 in 'CBP Exam' fees on 150cf?
Replies: 8
Views: 3614

Re: Shipper is billing us for $675 in 'CBP Exam' fees on 150

First you should ask the shipping company for a copy of the actual invoices showing what they paid. The document you received sounds more like their invoice rather than the actual fees paid. While $ 675 does sound high there could have been several charges involved in the process. Normally the goods...
by hardatwork
Tue May 21, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: International Moves
Topic: VACIS & CET fee
Replies: 5
Views: 2992

Re: VACIS & CET fee

Contact the agent that is charging you the fees adn ask which port the shipment was cleared through US Customs at? Do not assume you know but make sure you have correct port. Also ask for the US Customs Entry Number. Then teel them you will be calling US Customs and the FMC to assist you in obtainin...
by hardatwork
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: International Moves
Topic: MOVING FROM CHICAGO, USA TO UK, LONDON MID JUNE
Replies: 18
Views: 6682

Re: MOVING FROM CHICAGO, USA TO UK, LONDON MID JUNE

I agree with him it is more effective to load loose rather than in lift vans. As long as you are comfortable on how they are going to advise the final costs to you then I think there should be no problem. I would think it might be wise to call him to go over exactly how they determine the volume of ...
by hardatwork
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: International Moves
Topic: MOVING FROM CHICAGO, USA TO UK, LONDON MID JUNE
Replies: 18
Views: 6682

Re: MOVING FROM CHICAGO, USA TO UK, LONDON MID JUNE

Sorry are you saying they have not done an In House survey for you? You MUST have the movers do an In House survey for you prior to making a decision on any movers. It is best to get two to three movers to do an In House survey so you can check the cube sheets to be sure they have correctly estimate...
by hardatwork
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Moving from PA to Germany: would appreciate advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Re: Moving from PA to Germany: would appreciate advice

Ask Rainer if their agent will be giving you a Third Party Certified Weight Ticket to verify the final weight. This means they weight the truck handling your shipment on a Certified Truck Scale and then weigh it again after loading all of your goods. Some agent will only offer their own weight ticke...
by hardatwork
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: MOVING FROM CHICAGO, USA TO UK, LONDON MID JUNE
Replies: 18
Views: 6682

Re: MOVING FROM CHICAGO, USA TO UK, LONDON MID JUNE

Did Laser advise you how your final volume is going to be determined? Are they going to pack and wrap your goods and measure the items at your home before moving them out? Or do they take your goods back to their warehouse and then load them into lift vans / crates and base their final charges on th...
by hardatwork
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Small Move (70 cu ft - boxes only) of personal stuff NYC to UK ?
Replies: 13
Views: 5403

Re: Small Move (70 cu ft - boxes only) of personal stuff NYC to UK ?

Did you get Door to Door rates from the companies you listed the rates for? I would ask them for a rate if you drop the goods at their warehouse in NY/NJ especially if you are packing the goods yourself. You should be able to get a rate around $ 1000.00 on a Warehouse NY/NJ to Door Bristol on this s...
by hardatwork
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Moving from PA to Germany: would appreciate advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Re: Moving from PA to Germany: would appreciate advice

The costs difference can be in the packing and loading charges there in PA. Rainer's local partner could be less expensive than the others and they are passing along the savings to you. Make sure you have Rainer arrange an In House estimate for you and then re-quote you based on the In House survey ...
by hardatwork
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: MOVING FROM CHICAGO, USA TO UK, LONDON MID JUNE
Replies: 18
Views: 6682

Re: MOVING FROM CHICAGO, USA TO UK, LONDON MID JUNE

Why not contact Suddath that is also recommended here on Moving Scam they have an office in the Chicago area. Chick the link for Suddath in the international movers section and request them to arrange the In House survey. Contact Stevens one more time and tell them their agent in your area did not c...

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