Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

Shipping Companies from London to New Mexico Texas area

Shipping Companies from London to New Mexico Texas area

Old Dec 7th 2014, 12:41 pm
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 14
Kensington is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Shipping Companies from London to New Mexico Texas area

Does anyone have any good shipping companies they used to send stuff from London back to NM/Texas area?
Kensington is offline  
Old Dec 7th 2014, 1:41 pm
  #2  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 47,639
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Shipping Companies from London to New Mexico Texas area

There's no such thing as a shipping company that handles both ends of any international shipment. You get to pick the dispatch end, and you can ask who they use at the other end, and then I suppose you could research that company. ... In most cases you will find they (whoever "they" are) are mostly reliable with a few horror stories, but that is mostly dependent on which "crew" made the delivery, and the crew may have been subcontracted. So, in short, international shipments of household goods are a bit of a crap-shoot.
Pulaski is offline  
Old Dec 7th 2014, 1:52 pm
  #3  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 14
Kensington is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Shipping Companies from London to New Mexico Texas area

Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
There's no such thing as a shipping company that handles both ends of any international shipment. You get to pick the dispatch end, and you can ask who they use at the other end, and then I suppose you could research that company. ... In most cases you will find they (whoever "they" are) are mostly reliable with a few horror stories, but that is mostly dependent on which "crew" made the delivery, and the crew may have been subcontracted. So, in short, international shipments of household goods are a bit of a crap-shoot.
Thanks. We used a company when we sent over our stuff previously from Florida to London and thank god didnt have any issues. We wound up collecting it at the port. This time sending it back but are looking for it to be delivered to NM this go so clearly it's going to be a bit more difficult!
Kensington is offline  
Old Dec 7th 2014, 2:58 pm
  #4  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 47,639
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Shipping Companies from London to New Mexico Texas area

Originally Posted by Kensington View Post
Thanks. We used a company when we sent over our stuff previously from Florida to London and thank god didnt have any issues. We wound up collecting it at the port. This time sending it back but are looking for it to be delivered to NM this go so clearly it's going to be a bit more difficult! .....
I think that the best thing to focus on is the packing end of things - get a company that does good packing because if it isn't well/securely packed then the rest of the process can only go down hill from there. We used Allfrieght International, but that was 13 years ago. They cover the London area from their base at 52-54, Hamm Moor Lane, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2SD Tel: 01932 825590.
Pulaski is offline  
Old Dec 15th 2014, 8:08 pm
  #5  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 1
photoandrew is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Shipping Companies from London to New Mexico Texas area

Hello,
Try Flatrate.
It is a US company, but they do have a UK office now.
This way you're dealing with only one company from start to finish.
Every other company we spoke with regarding our move was using different agents in the US.
photoandrew is offline  
Old Dec 18th 2014, 10:49 am
  #6  
Removals Specialist
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Sussex, England
Posts: 690
kirstyp has a reputation beyond reputekirstyp has a reputation beyond reputekirstyp has a reputation beyond reputekirstyp has a reputation beyond reputekirstyp has a reputation beyond reputekirstyp has a reputation beyond reputekirstyp has a reputation beyond reputekirstyp has a reputation beyond reputekirstyp has a reputation beyond reputekirstyp has a reputation beyond reputekirstyp has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Shipping Companies from London to New Mexico Texas area

Originally Posted by Kensington View Post
Does anyone have any good shipping companies they used to send stuff from London back to NM/Texas area?
Check out this thread for some tips on finding and choosing a removals company including where to find more reviews and ratings, what to look for and how to compare your options. Hope it helps!
getting a quote from a shipping company
kirstyp is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.