Thank you for referring to me as someone you'd like to work on this
for you. I'm sorry it has taken so long to receive an answer, but it
is probably because it is not possible for researchers to get quotes
on your behalf. Unfortunately, there doesn't exist a handy set-price
per container, there are just too many variables that go into the
equation. I've done my best to gather up the information that you
will need to make a informed decision and I've copied and pasted some
relevant sections below, but please click on the links for full
>>> Weight vs Volume
Generally, the price will be determined by whichever is higher, volume
weight or actual weight.
Rating, Tare Mass and Payload of Containers
"In general, light cargo is charged based on measure, while heavy
cargo based on weight. Most sea consignments are charged based on
measure, while most air consignments are charged based on weight."
Weight or Measure in the Freight Cost Calculation
"The freight rate on export goods is often based on W/M (weight or
measure), that is, based on the weight or the volume of cargo (the
cube or measurement of cargo). The rate uses the comparative relation
between weight and volume of cargo. A cargo that is large in relation
to its weight is charged according to its total cube, while a cargo
that is heavy in relation to its size is charged according to its
>>> Price range
"Okay, you have decided to ship to Panama. Here is the skinny on your
choice. If you want the moving company to do all the packing and
loading you are going to pay a high price for that service. The
shipping of the container only can run around $2,500 to $5,000. You
still have other cost to keep in mind. When we did our moving we got
prices ranging from $7,000 to $12,000. We did it all, the whole 9
yards, for right under $6,000. Looking back at the move now, we could
have knocked off $1,000. The secret is to start early and get quotes
in pricing. If you can have family or friends help you it will save
you a lot of cash. If you are moving heavy furniture rent a small
forklift to hoist the furniture into the container."
>>> Get Quotes
"...MovingScam.com has compiled a short list of companies that have
done a good job for people posting on MovingScam.com:
* Rainier Overseas Movers
Contact Doug Wiviott
at 800-426-9928 x220
* Security Relocation Group
Contact John Schafer
* Stevens International
Contact Michelle Dillon
at 800-316-1065 or 260-244-7004
155 Diplomat Drive, Suite D
Columbia City, IN 46725
"Select the country you are moving or shipping from and the country
you are moving or shipping to using the Locate International Movers
wizard above. The search results will display up to six international
removal and shipping companies that can provide you with a moving or
shipping service. Complete the form and all listed companies will
Moving from Texas to Panama
- Crown Relocations
- Links Relocations
- Rainier Overseas Movers
- Southern Winds International
International Movers - Texas to Panama
- Rainier Overseas Movers, Inc.
- Unitrans International
- Crown - USA - TX
- IntlMOVE Inc.
- Global Ocean Freight
- Roadrunner International
Moving Companies ? Find Movers & Moving Quotes
"Remember to call a few different companies in order to get a feel for
the differences between their pricing and their services. Also, make
sure that you are asking for the exact services from each company in
order to get the most accurate price from each company."
Compare moving or relocation companies.
Find a Texas Moving Company
"Immigrating to Panama for many of us, means bringing Household
Goods/Cars from the United States; as permitted by the Pensionada laws
of Panama. Here's an overview of some of the things you will need to
For shipping from the US. We used a company highly recommended by
friends who had shipped overseas several times. The company is Crown
Crown International Forwarders
To obtain our competitive quote via E-mail, please fill out the form below.
You can also fill out the form and fax it to us at: (919)644-0223
or call toll-free at : 1-800-631-6881
BBB Planning a Cost-Effective Move
"Companies will offer estimates to help you approximate moving
expenses. Such estimates can be binding (the mover guarantees the
price prior to the move) or non-binding (the mover estimates the price
and provides final charges after the shipment is weighed). To assist
movers in calculating the cost of your move, show them every item to
be moved, including the contents of your attic, basement and garage.
Ask the mover to explain the estimate in detail, and reach a clear
understanding about the amount of packing and other services you'll
require. Also, be sure you receive a copy of the estimate."
Planning an International Move
By Michael Zlotnik
How to Begin:
"Many of the steps for preplanning an international move are similar
to those of a domestic move. Do not get quotes over the internet, make
sure the company is willing to come out to your home for a visual
survey and provided you with International Relocation Brochures.
Special allowances must be made, however for the added length of time
in transit, the necessary paperwork and the various regulations
existing in the United States and foreign countries."
What to look for in an International Mover:
"Although most forwarders won't meet all of these criteria, here are
five important things to look for in an experienced forwarder.
1. The forwarder has been in business for at least 10 years
2. The forwarder is a FIDI Member - www.fidi.com
3. RIM (Registered International Mover) Certification.
4. OMNI (Overseas Movers Network International)
5. ISO 9002 Certified"
Surveys and Estimates:
Cost to overseas destinations is based on weight and (cubic)
measurement of the household goods when packed for shipment. It
includes air or ocean transportation charges and packing and unpacking
services of the carrier's origin and destination agents. Most
shipments will be shipped in 20' or 40' containers. It does NOT
include charges for storage, servicing of appliances, custom duty,
liability coverage or extra pick up or deliver."
As with moves within the United States, we suggest that you get three estimates.
International rates are not regulated and can be very competitive."
Customs Regulations applicable while Shipping To Panama
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