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MOVING TO SINGAPORE FROM SHANGHAI

Post by fcomarin » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 3:59 pm

Hello all!

Do anyone moved recently from Shanghai or any part of China? We are about to receive an offer from a company and we want to know some raw data. In this case we will like to know how much it cost you or the company to move all your household.

Thank you.

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Post by beppi » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 6:44 pm

S$5000-10000 for a 20-foot container, incl. packing/unpacking.
Get quotes from various companies, costs (and quality) vary greatly.
Sending less than a container is not cheaper, unless it's just a few boxes by mail.

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Post by fcomarin » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 7:04 pm

Thank you Beppi. This help a lot.

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Post by freshmeat » Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:18 pm

About to make the same move. Just have an agent assigned last week. I'll PM you when I get more details.

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Post by fcomarin » Tue, 12 Feb 2013 9:04 pm

Thank you, I will appreciate the info.

Regards,

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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 1:37 am

Shipping less than a container is cheaper. What the shippers do is use "vans", large wooden containers that fit 3 or 4 to the steel container. I got a quote of about S$ 6,000 to ship 10 cubic meters (360 cubic feet) to Houston. Thus, it is more expensive on a per cubic foot basis than the per cubic foot cost of a whole container but still cheaper than paying for a whole container that you will not use.

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Post by fcomarin » Fri, 15 Feb 2013 4:56 pm

Thank you, I start to get an idea. I will begin to take my inventory and check how many cubic meters we will need.

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