Making International Moves
We know the challenges of moving internationally. Our team of experienced move coordinators is here to make it as painless as possible. We work with you to understand your specific needs and develop a custom move plan.
We're here so you can be confident in your next move. Don't keep the world waiting; let's get moving.
We offer International services to more than 14 countries around the world.
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We know what it takes to move with confidence.
We are dedicated to customer satisfaction.
Storage & Packing
Sometimes you need space to keep extra things until you decide what you want to do with them. We'll keep your items safe until you're ready for them.Explore Storage Services
Our specially trained team knows packing requirements for international moves, so you won't have to worry about packing restricted items.Explore Packing Services
Professional and Efficient
"The move went really well. Both Ben and Dave were absolutely charming and so willing. I must compliment your organization on a really professional and efficient move. Moving is pretty traumatic in any event and you guys made it that much easier. Britannia was extremely helpful at all times. She was just great! Thank you for all your help, I will certainly recommend Planes to anyone I know moving."
People and Process Have Been Top Notch
“All aspects of the move have been carried out with the utmost care to detail. The people and the process have been top notch”
The Most Professional, Personable and Polite Crew
"I just wanted to let you know everything went extremely well. My husband and I have done many moves (my mother, none), and this crew was, by far, the most professional, personable and polite crew I have ever encountered. And thank YOU for all you did to make my mom’s move so smooth!"
Highly Recommend Your Services
"We were so pleased and happy with the entire experience and the professionalism of your staff and you. We would highly recommend your services. Thank you for keeping us in the loop, coordinating our move. Everything was handled exceptionally well. Thank you very much!"
Hardy and Nadine
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Delivery timing is dependent upon on the destination. Typically, an international ocean shipment can take around 5-9 weeks, whereas air shipments typically experience shorter transit times of around 1-3 weeks.
We recognize that moving can be costly. We research the most economical methods of transportation to ensure that we are giving you the best pricing available. While we may not always be the cheapest option, our value comes with proactive planning, market research, and pricing analysis to minimize charges and fees. Our goal is to give you the most transparent information and pricing possible so that you can make an informed decision.
Because international household goods moves go through additional customs checks at origin and destination, we recommend that you do not do your own packing. Any shipment marked as “Pack by Owner (PBO)”, will have an increased likelihood of being flagged by customs authorities for additional inspections. This often results in port delays and additional costs to you. When Planes International Moving Services performs your move, we inspect pre-packed boxes and pack your remaining items, reducing the possibility of additional inspections and cost. In addition, by professionally packing your belongings, we can then offer you full protection transit coverage for the duration of your move, giving you complete peace of mind.
Yes. To help you make an informed decision, we are happy to guide you through the selection process to ensure that all comparison quotes have the same inclusions, exclusions, and move detail.
Yes, but how much protection you have and its cost to you depend upon the “valuation” option you choose – Basic Protection/ Released Value Liability (60 cents per pound per article, 30 cents per pound per article in Illinois), or Full-Value Protection based on the dollar amount you declare. Ensure that you accurately value your belongings so that you are covered appropriately. We also recommend that you speak with your insurance agent about your Home Owner’s Policy to see if you have any coverage for your belongings during a move.
Basic coverage, which is provided at no additional charge means that our maximum liability for loss or damage to any article in your shipment is 60/30 cents multiplied by the weight of the article. What does that mean? If you have a 50” flat screen TV that weighs 25 lbs. you will receive $15.15 to cover the damage. Our crews do everything they can to prevent damage to your belongings but in the rare instances where items incur damage, it is important to understand the type of coverage you have. Valuation does work a little differently if you have a local vs. a long distance move. So, if you have any additional questions, be sure to ask one of our moving experts.