If you are moving abroad then the team at Hilderbrands can help you. We have helped many customers to move to various different countries across the world over the many years we have been established as a company.
You can choose from Road, Sea and Air Freight, depending on your destination. Where appropriate, you can combine a number of shipping methods. We provide international and overseas removals from our Sittingbourne office. You can speak to one of our experienced personnel who will advise you on the choices you can make to suit your budget and when you need your belongings to arrive. We offer tailored and bespoke quotes for removals as a result of this.
We understand that moving overseas typically requires a lot more planning and precision. Therefore when planning your overseas removal we will ensure that everything is scheduled well in advance to encourage a smooth move on the day. You can trust us to take care of the process for you.
Smaller items and personal effects are generally sent by air. Once packed into secure cartons, they are returned to our warehouse, where they are packed into lightweight plywood cases or IATA-approved palletised air cartons and labelled with the appropriate shipping marks and identification details. The shipment is then delivered to the airline for despatch and delivered to your new property.
Groupage: When there’s no hurry for delivery; this is the best and most cost-effective option. Your packed consignment is kept at our warehouse until we have a full container load and shipped along with the belongings of other clients heading for the same destination.
LCL (less-than-container load): If your packed belongings don’t fill a 20-foot container, they are taken to a agents warehouse and packed into a wooden case (sometimes called a ‘lift-van’). Often this is custom-made to fit the shipment. This is delivered to the shipping company, loaded into a container and shipped to your destination immediately. On arrival, our agents unload it at the port terminal.
FCL (full container load): This is the safest and best option to achieve a timed shipping and delivery schedule. Your belongings are packed directly into the shipping line container at your home. The doors are sealed with security seals bearing the identification numbers shown on the shipping documents. When the doors are unlocked on delivery, these are verified and the container is delivered to your new home, unless there is no suitable access.
Part load: Your packed consignment is returned to our warehouse and loaded onto the next available road truck for delivery according to our agreed schedule.
Direct move the packed consignment is loaded immediately onto one of our trucks and sets off to deliver directly at your final destination.
You can also choose a combination of transit modes depending on the items you are sending. Items such as clothes and other necessities could be sent by air freight whilst all of your other belongings could be sent more cost-effectively by sea freight. We can organise any combination to ensure that your belongings reach their destination when you want them to.
We have the great team of dedicated employees who ensure all of our international and overseas removals are processed efficiently with the highest quality of care. If you would like to know more information please contact us using our contact form and we will respond to you as soon as we can.