How to Plan for an International Move to any Destination in the World – Cyprus in Style

INTERNATIONAL MOVE FROM CYPRUS

PLAN AN INTERNATIONAL MOVE FROM CYPRUS

TO ANY DESTINATION IN THE WORLD

  • ESTABLISH WHAT NEEDS TO BE MOVED
  • REMOVAL SURVEY FOR SHIPPING COSTS
  • CONSIDER ALL YOUR SHIPPING OPTIONS
  • STORAGE OF GOODS AT THE OTHER END
  • BESPOKE PACKING FOR HIGH-VALUE ITEMS
  • INVENTORY FOR INTERNATIONAL MOVE
  • COMPETITIVE RATES FOR MARINE INSURANCE

International Move from Cyprus – Are you planning to relocate to a different country in 2021? Possibly from Cyprus to the UK? Planning an international move is never easy at the best of times, so it is essential to have everything organised well in advance, and take advice from the industry experts. In this article, we look at ways to prepare for your big move and what you should be considering when selecting a removal company in Cyprus. The selected company will always be working with a removal partner at your destination country, so you should also look at this company.

We spoke with Peter Morton, Director of Peter Morton Removals, to find out how they facilitate and manage their international moves from Cyprus. We also asked him for his best advice on planning an international move from Cyprus to the UK.

ARE YOU PLANNING AN INTERNATIONAL MOVE FROM CYPRUS?

SURVEY – ESTABLISH YOUR SHIPPING COSTS FROM CYPRUS TO THE UK

Before you can calculate the shipping costs, you’ll need to book a Free Removal Survey with your chosen removal company in Cyprus. Once they have detailed everything that needs to be moved and provided you with an International Move Quotation, you will then be in a position to understand the actual shipping costs. This is where you need to learn the vocabulary and fully understand how it all works.

QUOTATION |ARE ALL SHIPPING COSTS INCLUDED?

It is essential to look at your Quotation to ensure that you are fully aware of what is and what is not included. Whilst a quote might look good on paper, if it only takes you as far as the port, you will incur extra costs. Ask lots of questions at this stage, to make sure that everything is covered, and your quote also includes basic customs clearance. At Peter Morton Removals, they always quote for a full international move and in the event that there are additional costs, due to the contents of the container, they will always point these out to you.

SHIPPING OPTIONS | DO YOU NEED A FULL OR LESS THAN CONTAINER LOAD FROM CYPRUS?

Following your Free Removal Survey, you will need to establish whether you are going for a Full Container Load (FCL) or Less than Container Load (LCL). If you are advised that you are LCL, you will be presented with the option of sharing space in a container. If you are doing an FCL, your Removals Surveyor will advise you as to whether you need a 20ft or 40ft container. Your shipping choices will impact the shipping time to or from Cyprus. While an FCL will take 2-4 weeks to arrive at its destination, an LCL will take 4-8 weeks. If you are planning an international move from Cyprus to the UK or from the UK to Cyprus, get in touch with Cyprus’ leading overseas moving company, Peter Morton Removals. They offer all types of shipping options from a single pallet to a full container load.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE SHIPMENT ARRIVES AT THE OTHER END?

ARRIVAL TO | INTERNATIONAL REMOVAL PARTNERS

It is essential to remember that your chosen removal company, in Cyprus, will always be working with a removal partner at your destination country, so you should always look at both companies. It is so important to understand who you will be working with at the other end. For many years, Peter Morton Removals have worked with their UK partner, Chudley International, based in Somerset. They can pick up or deliver, anywhere in England and Wales. In Scotland they work with Purdie Worldwide Removals & Storage. All companies share the same ethos for offering the highest level of relocation shipping from Cyprus to the UK.

STORAGE | STORAGE OPTIONS AFTER THE INTERNATIONAL MOVE

Now is also the time to consider storage options in your destination country. Whilst you hope that everything goes to plan and your new property will be ready and waiting for you at your destination, sadly this doesn’t always work out. Delays can occur with regards to legalities relating to the purchase of a property or problems with finding a rental property. You want to be sure that when your goods arrive, and if your property is not ready, you have the facility of safe storage.

For example, if you happen to be planning for an international move to Cyprus from abroad, it is worth knowing that Peter Morton Removals has Cyprus’ largest dedicated state-of-the-art storage facility. With 24-hour security and a professional wooden storage crate system, this is the safest storage facility in Cyprus for storing your goods until your international move can be completed. To give you peace of mind, they always include up to 4 weeks of FREE storage, in the event that you might need it. This means that you can arrive in Cyprus, find your feet and take your time in choosing your property. In every destination country, the storage facilities will be different. Make sure you check these companies before committing to anything.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM PETER MORTON FOR AN INTERNATIONAL MOVE?

Peter Morton Removals are Cyprus’ leading global moving network. They offer state-of-the-art storage services and international moves to any destination in the world.

EXPERIENCE | YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE INTERNATIONAL REMOVAL INDUSTRY

The team of experts at Peter Morton Removals have years of experience in dealing with international moves from Cyprus. Due to the large British ex-pat community in Cyprus, a lot of the international moves arranged from Cyprus are to the UK. Peter Morton Removals are committed to moving your worldly goods safely and efficiently. Apart from your suitcase, you really are moving everything you own during an international move.

PACKING | ALL CONTENTS EXPERTLY WRAPPED AND SAFELY PACKED

You want to be sure that the team packing your household items know what they are doing and are using the best materials for packing. At Peter Morton Removals, they use BAR (British Association of Removers) approved boxes imported from the UK. They also have a special workshop, where high-value items such as a Grandfather Clock or a Grand Piano, can be packed safely in wooden crates. All furniture is expertly wrapped ready for the journey. When filling a container for an international move, the skill is to make sure that it is packed as tightly as possible and will prevent movement on any rough seas which may be encountered. It is also wise to utilise all the space available in the shipping container to make it as economical as possible.

INVENTORY | THOROUGH INVENTORY NEEDED FOR CUSTOMS

For any international move from Cyprus, the Peter Morton Removals team will always label your boxes and provide you with a full Inventory detailing the contents of the container. This inventory will be needed for customs and help with the organisation of your new home.

RATES| COMPETITIVE RATES FOR MARINE INSURANCE

Insurance is another consideration when planning your international move, and is an optional extra with Peter Morton Removals. Due to their high volume of international removals, they can offer highly competitive rates such as 1.5% of the value for total loss or 2.5% of the value for all risks. This would include anything that is broken in transit.

With offices in both Limassol and Paphos, Peter Morton Removals is the leading removal company in Cyprus to undertake your international move. If you are considering relocating either from the UK to Cyprus or Cyprus to the UK, contact their team for further advice.

Published by Cyprus in Style Magazine March 2021 | #InStyleBusinessNetwork | International Move from Cyprus

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