At East Coast Shipping, we understand that moving internationally can be a complex task. That's why we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and transparent quotes, making the process as easy as possible for our valued customers.

Our Services

We offer a wide range of services to facilitate your overseas move:

  1. Professional Packing and Loading: Our experienced team will handle the packing and loading of your belongings with utmost care and precision.
  2. Crating and Shipping: We provide secure crating services to protect your valuable items during transit, ensuring they arrive safely at your destination.
  3. Customs Clearance: Our experts will guide you through the customs clearance process, ensuring compliance with all necessary regulations and documentation.
  4. Delivery and Unpacking: Once your shipment reaches its destination, we offer delivery services and can assist with unpacking, making your transition smooth and hassle-free.

Additional Services

In addition to our core services, we offer various additional options to cater to your specific needs:

  1. Storage: If you require temporary storage for your belongings, we provide safe and reliable storage solutions.
  2. Vehicle Shipping: We specialize in shipping vehicles overseas, handling the logistics to ensure your vehicle arrives at your new location securely.

Understanding Your Quote


We believe in transparency and providing detailed quotes that eliminate any unexpected fees. When reviewing our quote, you'll find clear breakdowns of the services included. Below are the types of quotes you can receive from us:


LCL (Less Container Load) Quotes:

LCL quotes are based on the space your goods occupy. Your belongings are carefully palletized or crated to protect them during shipping. It's essential to calculate your chargeable volume accurately to avoid surprises. The following options may be included, depending on the type of service chosen:

  • Option #1: Full Packing - Our movers pack all furniture and boxes and provide an inventory for customs.
  • Option #2: Partial Packing - Our movers handle furniture packing, while you pack the boxes.
  • Option #3: Self Packing - This option applies if you have only boxes or suitcases. For furniture, our movers can handle the pick-up and export preparation. Please ensure you have a valued packing list for customs, describing the items in your boxes.

FCL (Full Container Load) Quotes:

For larger shipments that require a full container, we offer FCL services. Unlike many competitors, we don't charge based on volume. Instead, our rates are based on the services needed. Choose from the following options:

  • Option #1: Full Packing - Our movers pack all items, including furniture, boxes, and provide an inventory for customs.
  • Option #2: Partial Packing - You pack the boxes, and our movers handle the furniture packing.
  • Option #3: Self Loading - You pack all items, do your own inventory for customs, and have the option to load the container with a live-load. We provide 2 free hours, and additional hours are charged accordingly. Alternatively, we can drop off and pick up the container for up to 3 days for you to load.

Breakdown of Services Provided

Our comprehensive quotes cover a wide range of services to ensure a seamless moving experience:

  • Professional Packing and Loading: Our skilled moving crew will expertly pack and load your belongings, including furniture disassembly and careful wrapping for ocean transportation.
  • Box Packing: We provide packing materials and efficiently pack your items, such as dishes, clothes, and miscellaneous items.
  • Inventory for Customs: We assist in preparing the necessary inventory documentation for customs clearance.
  • Container Loading: We secure your goods inside the container, ensuring their safe transportation.
  • Transportation: We handle the transportation of your container from the port or ramp to your new residence, including loading and lashing of vehicles if needed.
  • Export Documents: We handle the customs formalities at origin, ensuring your household goods comply with all regulations.
  • Ocean Freight: We arrange reliable ocean freight services to transport your shipment.
  • Destination Services: We handle destination customs clearance and terminal handling charges, ensuring a smooth delivery process.
  • Delivery and Unloading: Our team will deliver your belongings to your new residence, unload them, and assist with unwrapping and debris removal.

Please note that for LCL shipments, it's essential to be mindful of potential additional volume charges. In such cases, we offer options to help you stay within your budget:

  1. Remove unwanted items from your inventory to match the quoted volume, with a warehouse fee of $35 per hour (2-hour minimum).
  2. Ship additional volume at the quoted rate per cubic foot (CFT) for additional space.
  3. Choose to pick up the freight and select a different shipping route after payment of origin and warehousing costs.

Free In-House Estimates

We offer free in-house estimates in most locations across the US, providing you with accurate pricing and personalized advice for your move. Please note that in some instances, location constraints may prevent us from offering in-house estimates. We also offer estimates via Zoom or Skype 

Common Complaints and Potential Costs

Contact Us for a Quote at 1-888-238-0180

To receive a detailed quote for your international move, please contact us with some basic information about your requirements. We strive to provide prompt responses, and you can expect to receive your quote within 24 hours.


At East Coast Shipping, we are committed to ensuring your international move is smooth, stress-free, and tailored to your specific needs. Trust us to handle your belongings with care and expertise.



Below are definitions of common exclusions on quotations for international moving:

 CRATING fee applies to items that need an individual wooden crate to be built for safe transportation for example... (Piano, artwork, marble tables...)
 CUSTOMS DUTY is a territory tax on the import of or export of goods
 DEMURRAGE  A charge for storage of incoming merchandise beyond the free time allotted by the shipping company. Also applies to carrier-owned or leased equipment, such as containers and chassis.
 DESTINATION TERMINAL HANDLING CHARGE A charge made for certain handling services performed at terminals the shipping terminals. This is invoiced in currency at destination is billed collect unless otherwise specified to shipper
 DUTY  A tax imposed by a government on merchandise imported from another country. There are several types of duty, including: (a) Ad Valorem Duty ("According to the value.") - An assessment based on the actual value of an article. (b) Specific Duty - An assessment based on the weight or quantity of an article without reference to its monetary value or market price.
 EXTRA LABOR- When the carrier performs any services that are requested by the shipper or his agent, that are not included in transportation charges and for which there are no applicable charges in the tariff.
 EXTRA STOP- Transportation charge includes loading from a single address and delivery to a single address. There is a flat charge for extra delivery.
 LONG CARRY- A charge for carrying articles excessive distances between the mover's vehicle and your residence such as carrying items up or down flights of stairs, may be in addition to the line haul charges for these services.
 PACKING- Customer is responsible for packing all items in safe boxes for safe transportation unless customer has requested packing services and charges are included on the estimate. The moving crew will have packing materials available the day of your move for any items you may need assistance packing. If packing is required, final packing charges will be determined the day of your pick-up. Items will not be moved if they are not packed correctly.
 SHUTTLE SERVICE - The use of a smaller vehicle to provide services to residences not accessible to the mover's normal line haul vehicle.
 UNPACKING - Includes the removal of items from carrier packed cartons, placing those items on the nearest flat surface, and the disposal of any packing debris. It does not include placing items into cabinets and closets. Most customers do not want the mover to do any unpacking other than unpacking their mattresses and box springs so the van operator can set up their beds. If additional unpacking is desired, either as a full or partial unpack, the cost is shown.


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