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International Mover Recommendations

Post by ivysmom » Wed, 15 May 2013 6:18 am

We're moving from USA (Oregon) to SG in August and looking for reputable international movers who can make this a streamlined move. Many reviews I've found are too old to be reliable. Anyone have any companies they'd recommend (or ones to avoid)?

Also wondering if anyone can weigh in on timing. Everyone is saying 4-8 weeks for sea freight from west coast to SG -- can anyone share their personal experience so I can possibly speculate closer to 4 or 8? Or is it really a total crapshoot?


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Post by BedokAmerican » Sat, 18 May 2013 8:32 pm

We came from the Phoenix area and used Champion International.

The shipping took about 5 weeks. If you get the name of the vessel, you can track it on

The thing is that Champion will subcontract out a company in your area to do the packing (put stuff in boxes) and that took one day. The second day, others who are also subcontracted will put the stuff in a moving truck. Our stuff was then taken to Los Angeles and shipped by sea in a container. When it arrived in Singapore, a crew brought the boxes in and unpacked some of the larger items, such as the bed.

Now, whether you go with this company or another, be sure and watch the packers, especially if they're packing valuable stuff. This can be hard to do if you're the only one home while the packing is going on because there will be more than one packer and they'll be working in different areas of the house. Be sure they're not careless. We had some computer monitors and electronics-related stuff arrive damaged/scratched because one of the people who worked for the subcontractor Champion used was careless and didn't pack well. On the other hand, not a single glass was broken.

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Post by Hannieroo » Tue, 21 May 2013 12:43 am

I would recommend Crown, Graebel or Turner Davies. I would not recommend Team Allied. It has taken us 3 weeks to find the legs of our bed.

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Post by pupjoint » Tue, 28 May 2013 9:12 pm

i have used Santa Fe twice and they were great.

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