International Move Management: Moving Logistics for Business

international-move-managementIf you are planning to move your business out of the country for any reason or for any period of time, you will want to work with a professional moving company. While it might seem like it would be easy to take care of an international move, there are a lot more moving logistics to be considered when you are going outside the United States than for just moving locally in New England. Whether your goal is to hire a consultant to help you with international move management for your entire company or if you just want assistance moving a trade show in Rhode Island to a European destination and back once or twice a year, Conlon Moving & Storage can help.

Why International Moves Are Hectic
There are a lot of things that must be considered when making an international move. Depending on the city and country that your business would be moving to, there are legal and cultural ramifications that must also be entered into the picture. International move management means taking care of all those details – finding out whether or not you will be able to bring office equipment, supplies, product and other essentials – and putting it all together to create a streamlined and stress-free move. That is one of the biggest advantages of working with a truly professional moving company.

When you use the term “moving logistics,” it should mean taking every single part of the process, including international paperwork and transportation concerns, and handling them all on your behalf. As an agent for United Van Lines, Conlon Moving & Storage is globally connected to a network of company movers and solutions that can be put to work for you. We take care of all the details regarding your move, so all you have to think about it what you will do once you get there and how your company will grow, evolve or succeed from that point forward. Our goal is to get you and your business from point A to point B without hitting any snags or roadblocks in the way.

Start With a FREE Estimate
You can begin your international move by contacting our representatives to set up a FREE in-office estimate of what will be required in order to facilitate your relocation. Temporary moves, such as a seasonal trade show in Rhode Island taking a tour of Europe, can also be managed successfully with our moving logistics and services. International move management is all about knowing the regulations, laws and cultural expectations of the various countries around the world to ensure that you don’t have any legal issues when you arrive. There’s nothing quite like making the big trip over just to find out that half of the things you paid to ship over were not allowed into the country.

Our team will come to your office and go over every step of the move with you. As a professional moving company with many years of experience working with international, interstate and local commercial and residential moves, we can help you take care of all the paperwork that is required for transporting and processing your things once they reach the destination. Make sure to have any paperwork regarding the legality of your business operating in the new country, such as licensing, certifications, insurance and the like. Our team will tell you what they need, but anything else should be kept on your person or with the employee that will be accepting the items at the new location.

What You Can and Cannot Bring
Depending on the nature of your business, you may have things that you want to bring that are not allowed in the new country. Our team can help you with this as part of our international move management and moving logistics consultation. We highly suggest that you bring essential items, such as medications in prescription bottles, personal clothing and anything else that you will need before, during and immediately after the move, with you. Delays in shipping can occur due to weather or government regulation changes, so it is important to be prepared.

Some of the things you cannot bring that will not be allowed for shipping or entry into another country include:

  • food – perishable and non-perishable
  • alcoholic beverages
  • firearms and explosives
  • narcotics of any kind

Find out what is allowed into the country that you are moving to with your business or that your business will be traveling into on a temporary basis with a trade show in Rhode Island or elsewhere in the South Coast area. Even temporary relocations for business can require a lot of paperwork and careful planning, so it is important to really think about what you need to bring and what can stay at the home office in the United States.

Call Conlon Moving & Storage at 508-336-7766 to start the process of moving logistics for your international business move. Our professional moving company and team of international moving consultants can help you every step of the way with our top quality international move management services. Call today for a FREE estimate on your next move, whether you are staying right here, moving across the state, moving from state to state or moving internationally.