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Shipping Company Recommendations

Post by ronrubies » Thu Dec 25, 2003 1:45 am

My Finnish wife, our two children and I wil be moving from San Francisco to Helsinki at the end of March 2004. Rather than just guessing on an ad in the phone book, I would appreciate recommendations for quality shippers for our household items and/or cars. Also, any cost estimates would be most helpful.

Merry christmas and/or happy holidays to you.

Many thanks,

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Post by Hank W. » Thu Dec 25, 2003 12:39 pm

Hi Ron, and welcome to the group.

I guess the holidays have cured most people of their net addiction, so don't be surprised if you won't get too many answers right away. However, your question isn't a new one, so if you look through older messages you might find some leads. Also on the issue of "bringing household items" and "bringing a car" you might leaf through and get some further questions or ideas. On mostly the "what not to bring" and "why doesn't xyz work?"
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Post by pliu » Fri Dec 26, 2003 12:29 pm


I moved in September from Chicago to Helsinki.

I ckecked a lot of companies. The one that I used was Worldwidemoving.

The company is good and all my things arrived here safe. Other company that I liked a lot and reveive good recomendations is Allied, but the first one was more cheap so I choose that one.

Here are some sites that you can look , is jus some "tips" for moving. ... &cobrand=1

Here are the links with some companies that I look when I was planing my moving.

Here is one estimate from my moving from one company.
We didn't ship furniture, car. Just books, clothes, lines, computers, and some kitchen stuff.
This price is included packind from origin and arrive at destination.Without insurance, and customs duties, taxes storages.
Based on survey: 150 cubic feet with estimated 1,470 pounds

The prices from the others companies was around this with variations around $ 500,00 more or less.

Well I hope this will help you, because I know how difficult and stressed is to moving.

Other thing you shoul look is to see if the company is associated with BBB.Normaly at this site the customer write about the companies telling about the services. (

Check at Finnish consulate or embassies at São Francisco, they should know some moving companies.

Good luck.


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