Updated: Apr 8, 2019
If you are a single professional, a newly married couple or have a young family you probably won’t have enough items to fill up a full container. Or, you may have decided to leave your furniture behind in the house you plan to rent while relocating overseas for a few years. Nevertheless, you will still have stuff. Memorabilia, essentials, clothing, books, IT and Sports equipment and maybe some important baby items.
How do you ship these items that don’t fill up a container?
Depending on your budget, you have several options.
Once option is to ask the International Moving Company to give you a moving quote for Groupage and LCL (Less Than a Container Load). Some important things you need to know before hand:
Groupage implies that you share the container with others but because you have to wait for it to be filled up sometimes this can take several months before the moving company can ship it. So, if you are pressed for time and need your essentials to arrive at a specific time, this might not be a good option. However, if you plan ahead, the groupage option is very budget friendly. Since moving can be seasonal, consider sending groupage shipments to Australia for example during November – February when there is a steady flow of containers sent by the removalist.
If time is a constraint, you can look into LCL shipments where the volume is calculated based on what you have, and it can be shipped at your convenience. Sometimes LCL shipments can be more expensive due to minimum requirements so plan ahead and consider reducing your volume with your preferred mover.
Another viable option for your small shipment is Air Express and it can arrive pretty quick if your move is last minute or if you need your belongings urgently. Check with your preferred provider on what options they have.
While traditional air express companies are limited by weight, with SIR Move’s MMB service you can send bulkier items. SIR Move also goes one step further by providing Professional Packers and Movers in Singapore and materials. All you need to do is to book you MMB service when your items are ready, and our team will pack and collect the items for air express delivery. Unless there are unforeseen delays your shipment will arrive within 3-5 working days.
SIR Move also offers Air Delivery for Small Shipments. Visit https://www.sirmove.com/moove-my-box