International Moving & Shipping, New Hampshire international

New Hampshire's International Movers located in Manchester. Our professional moving services covers shipping from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island to anywhere in the world. We offer flexible scheduling from our international shipping team. Ray the Mover offers Ocean Shipping and Air shipment of property, goods, automobiles and commercial products to complete office relocation.

We offer door to door, door to port, port to port and port to door shipments.

For most people, relocation means moving across town or across state lines. As the world economy became "global", a challenge was presented to moving professionals to relocate an ever increasing number of families to and from overseas locations.

The challenge was not in the distance. It was learning the skill sets required to safely prepare items for long transits. It was mastering the available methods and routes. It was aligning with partners all over the globe, and it was understanding the rules and regulations of foreign governments.

International Shipping vs International Move Management

International shipping is simply moving cargo from port to port. This can leave the unsuspecting with the daunting tasks of finding their own way through the multitudes of document requirements and customs regulations. It will, at the very least, create additional costs, delays and hardships to those not familiar with the process.

Ray the Mover has an integrated service that removes these unknowns and risks for you. From the very beginning of the process, you are made aware of the documents that you must secure and possess for entry into your foreign destination and whether your presence is required for customs clearance. You are advised of the current regulations of the destination country, and what items can and cannot be shipped.

Ray the Mover carefully analyzes the volume of the items to be shipped and determines the most effective shipping methods to meet your needs. We select an overseas affiliate to act in your behalf to receive the shipment, assist you through customs, and then deliver your goods to your new home. Your move is tracked every step of the way by a dedicated International Services Specialist who resolves any problems which may occur and follows your shipment through until you are settled into your new home.

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An international move has multiple stages:

  • Packing/loading
  • Equipment positioning
  • Transport to pier/airport of departure
  • Export documentation
  • On board/sailing confirmation
  • Foreign agent notification
  • Document transmittion
  • Customs entry and clearance
  • Delivery to residence

Each stage hinges on the prior, so it is crucial to track and monitor each step along the way for a successful transit package. Your shipment is assigned to a dedicated International Services Specialist who coordinates the activities though our exclusive tracking system to assure that each stage is successfully completed.

Estimating Your Shipment

The only way to obtain an accurate estimate for movement of your goods is to have them physically surveyed by a professional moving estimator. In addition to the obvious furniture items, items that must be placed within cartons may add an additional 30% to 60% to your overall volume. Since the cost of shipment is based upon volume and weight, "ball-park" estimates are only as accurate as the guess of volume and weight. Ray the Mover will be more than happy to arrange for a free, no-obligation estimate.

If you want to get a rough estimate of the weight and volume of your belongings, calculate the number of rooms in your home (including basement, garage, shed and attic) times 1,500 pounds. This will give you an approximate weight range.

Shipping Motorized Vehicles

Each country has very specific regulations regarding the importation and exportation of motorized vehicles. Certain countries heavily tax vehicles and others strictly prohibit their entry. In any case, some research is required before undertaking shipment of any form of motorized vehicle. Ray the Mover can guide you as to the general status of the destination country.

United States law also has standard requirements for shipping of vehicles that must be adhered to:


Original title or original letter from lien holder authorizing shipment must be presented prior to shipment. Rules of presentation vary from state to state.


Vehicles must be professionally prepared prior to loading. This usually requires that fuel tanks hold no more than 1/8 tank of fuel and that the battery be disconnected and cables be securely lashed.


A vehicle cannot be used as a shipping container and cannot contain any other items other than a spare tire and jack.


Most movers will not accept any liability for transit damage to vehicles and require that transit insurance be purchased as a condition of shipment. Items that are not factory installed (CB radios, radar detectors) left with vehicles are not allowed and exempt from insurance reimbursement.


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