International Van Lines Reviews
International Van Lines was established in 2000 with headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. International Van Lines is licensed by the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission) to perform maritime transportation, as well as by the DOT (Dept. of Transportation) as a carrier (DOT#2293832/ MC#796971) as well as a 3rd party logistics company.
Since International Van Lines inception in 2000 they’ve become one of America’s most recognized international relocation companies and have been featured in the USA Today, Sun Sentinel and the NY Times. International Van Lines was also ranked as one of America’s top 3 relocation companies by Consumer Report in 2015. Today International Van Lines has over 3000 global partners and performs over 8000 moves each year. They’ve also made the Inc 500/5000 list of Americas fastest growing companies.
International Van Lines also handles corporate relocation services for some of America’s largest corporations. It’s our goal to provide quality moving service to all of our clients. We thank you for taking the time to read this and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at anytime.
Household Goods Moving Services from International Van Lines
Here at International Van Lines, we realize that moving needs vary from one household to the next. With international shipping and logistic experts standing by, International Van Lines (IVL) is among the best household goods movers you and your family can trust!
When moving your household goods and valuables, it is important to feel comfortable with the company you choose. Knowing a team of shipping professionals are planning and tracking your shipment the entire way should put your mind at ease. Some of your moving needs may be completely unique, and those are exactly the kind of details our friendly International Van Lines (IVL) staff would love to work out with you. Other household goods and international moving companies are notoriously known to break, lose or steal customers precious goods. We take pride here at International Van Lines (IVL) knowing our staff and network of shipping partners will do whatever it takes to protect your property. That is why it is so important to hire a reliable shipping company when performing a household move. By allowing our moving experts at International Van Lines to work with you, we can create a moving plan tailored to fit within your budget and schedule. We are the expert Household Goods Movers!
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Contact a Household Goods Moving Specialist at International Van Lines today to get started.
International Van Lines is a fully licensed and insured household goods mover with the US Department of Transportation.
International Moving Services from International Van Lines
Although it’s very exciting moving to a new country it can also be very stressful. International Van Lines aim is to help you manage your stress and assist you in any area regarding your relocation. That include real estate advise, cultural training and even language training, if needed.
International Van Lines is a licensed NVOCC (#021051N) and freight forwarder, licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission. International Van Lines (IVL) also hold accreditations from the GSA (General Service Administration) and well as IAM (International Association of Movers). International Van Lines (IVL) provides full international moving service to and from anywhere in the world and maintains a network of over 3000 agents. International Van Lines (IVL) has been ranked as one of America’s trusted international moving company.
Getting a quote:
The first step in getting a quote for your international move is to simply give us a call. One of our international moving experts will guide you and go over a list of items that need to be moved. International moving quotes are based on volume (cubic feet) and can be shipped as part of a consolidation or full container, depending on how much you’re planning to move. Our international moving pros will also guide you with suggested services, customs clearance and the delivery process to your new country. Keep in mind that we offer many types of international moving services so we will tailor the services to your needs and budget.
Booking your International Move:
Once you’re ready to proceed with your move we will require some basic documentation to proceed. We have an online system where you can fill out the required forms which will consist of shipping information, insurance, inventory list and terms. Once the forms are filled out we will send you a booking confirmation for the pick up date requested. A few days after pick up will receive a formal dock receipt with the exact dimensions of your goods. At this time we will send you an email with the final balance which can be paid by any form of payment including PayPal. Once your shipment sails you will receive an official BOL (Bill of Lading) which will contain all of your shipping details including vessel, voyage, sailing and ETA.
The next step is delivery. If you request a door to door service you will receive an arrival notice from our destination agent a couple of days before the shipment arrives. They will notify you with the require import documentation which you can fill out online and email back to them. Once the shipment clearance customs our destination agent will arrange delivery to your door. If you have any questions regarding the process please feel free to contact us anytime.
Services Offered by International Van Lines
International Van Lines (IVL) offers full door to door service from and to anywhere on the globe. Other services include door to port, port to port and port to door service. Our international moving coordinators will guide you on making the right choice for you international moving needs.
Are there any hidden charges I should know about?
Additional charges will all depend on the type of service you request. As an example if you chose a door to port service you should be aware that you will pay port and THC (terminal handling charges) at the destination port. Port & THC charges vary based upon where you’re moving and what you’re moving. We highly recommend contacting your local consulate or customs for more information on port charges. Your international moving coordinator can also provide you details. Please also remember that there are many variables when moving to a new country, such as customs inspections. Although customs inspections are not common it is a possibility. Please make sure you ask your international moving coordinator about the details.
How long does it take?
Transit times can vary based on when you’re moving and where you’re moving. Generally speaking you can expect transit times that range anywhere from 6-10 weeks. Please request more detail from your international moving coordinator.
How to I pay?
International Van Lines accepts all forms of payment which include credit cards, check, ACH, wire transfer and PayPal. All international moves will require a minimal deposit to reserve a moving date.
Local Moving Services from International Van Lines
If you’re looking for local movers you’ve come to the right place. International Van Lines is made up up over 3200 agents and we can offer local moving service no matter where you’re located or what you’re moving. International Van Lines (IVL) has partnered with United Van Lines, the world’s largest moving company to offer comprehensive moving service for individuals and corporations worldwide. Our local moving service can consist of a small studio move to entire office building.
If you’re planning on moving locally it’s important that you plan ahead. Simply give us a call and one of our relocation coordinators will assist you with the process of getting a quote. The first step is to collect a general inventory list of what you’re moving. We will make suggestions on whether or not we feel you need a visual survey. Once we narrowed down the list we will offer you an all in rate for full door to door service. Other services we include are professional packing, materials, piano handling and hoisting. Standard services will always include assembly and disassembly if needed.
Unlike a long distance move a local move is based on an hourly rate. Our hourly rates vary and are dependent on how many movers you will need and the overall size of your move. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our local moving services.
Long Distance Moving Services from International Van Lines
Whether you’re moving a small studio or an entire office, International Van Lines can help. International Van Lines (IVL) is a five star related moving company and is ranked amongst the best in the industry. Our Long Distance Movers has successfully moved thousands of clients across the globe.
International Van Lines (IVL) always recommends planning ahead for your long distance move. Please keep in mind that dates are not guaranteed until booked and we always require a 2 day window for pick up. The first step in planning your move is to identify what you’re moving. After this is done one of our relocation coordinators will go over the inventory list and may suggest a visual survey based on the size of your move. Visual surveys are not mandatory unless you/we feel it is necessary. Once we have identified what you’re moving we will need to know whether or not you will need packing, crating, long carry, shuttle services etc. It’s very important to be as details as possible so we can prep our movers for what needs to be done. Things like flights of stairs or difficult access are very important for us to know. Once we have everything we need we will email you a quote. We will attach the inventory list to the quote so you can view it and make sure it’s accurate. Remember that your move cost is based on the volume of what you’re moving so if you decide to add anything to your move the final cost will go up. This is why we say it’s very important to be as detailed as possible.
Booking your Long Distance Move with International Van Lines
Once you’ve agreed on the cost with your relocation coordinator it’s important you book your date. We will tell you whether or not we have availability for the requested dates and always ask for a 2 day window. In order to book your move we will request a deposit in the amount of 25%-30% which can be paid by credit card, check or wire transfer. Once we accept your funds the dates are booked. Deposits are fully refundable up to 3 days before the day of pick up. Please keep in mind that we’re reserving a truck for you so if you cancel we actually lose money.
Letter from the founder of International Van Lines
I started International Van lines (IVL) based on the need for quality I’ve seen throughout my years in the moving & shipping industry. International Van lines (IVL) is the household goods moving division of OSI (Ocean Star International), which is well established as a high end freight forwarder located in South Florida. Both International Van lines (IVL) and OSI complement each other by bringing expertise in different aspects and their visions to the international shipping industry. Our goal is to help improve overall quality and efficiency. Whether it be a small local move or a large corporate relocation, International Van lines (IVL) will stand by what we sell. It’s highly important to me as the President of the company that all customers are treated with respect, honesty and integrity by all International Van lines (IVL) personnel, 100% of the time.
I’ve personally spent countless hours on improving the international relocation process by building and implementing the very first real time tracking system. This will not only improve efficiency for our company, but more importantly, will eliminate all those extra calls and emails you would normally have to make just to get a simple question answered. I personally understand how stressful a move can be, especially an international relocation. Our job here at International Van lines (IVL) is to take the stress out of the relocation process and offer our assistance in any way we possibly can, whether it be finding out how the local schools are to buying plane tickets on your behalf, International Van lines (IVL) will do it.
It would be an absolute honor for us to serve you and I thank you for taking the time to read about our local movers and international shipping company.
Why Choose International Van Lines