WELESKI TRANSFER- INTERNATIONAL RELOCATIONS
Weleski Transfer, Inc. has successfully transferred the fifty-plus years of domestic relocation experience and expertise into our corporate culture and business model as it relates to International relocations. Weleski Transfer is now recognized as the premier International Mover in the area.
Our services include:
- We offer custom international packing
- Expedited air freight
- Ocean / surface programs utilizing 20' to 40' containers
- Vehicle shipping
- Group international move management
- Custom tailored destination services
- Customs clearance and brokerage
- We specialize in military international relocations
Let's face it-whether you move across the street or across the ocean, the basic fundamentals of moving a family remains intact. Those fundamentals are based upon providing outstanding customer service. Moving overseas can be one of the most exciting times you will experience. The opportunities to learn and be exposed to new cultures and languages can only broaden your life in a positive way. Here are some general guidelines about preparing yourself for your upcoming international relocation.
By contacting Weleski Transfer, Inc. to manage your International relocation, you will be talking to the people who will perform the work. You will not be talking to a third-party, move manager whose responsibility in the move is to hire contractors to actually perform the services.
When the time comes to hire a forwarder, we will utilize the services of only the highest rated international forwarders in operation. Weleski Transfer will then manage all aspects of the international forwarders responsibilities.
Prior to moving day, you will be involved in preliminary packing (the consolidation and packing of your belongings mostly unbreakables such as linens, books, pots, toys, etc.) into cartons which Weleski will supply.
On moving day our professional team of packers will arrive at your home with specially designed cartons, padded materials and, if necessary, custom-built boxes to safely pack your furniture, including breakables, plus the remainder of your shipment.
Weleski will provide or build heavy-duty "lift-vans" which are custom-made boxes built to the size specifications of your shipment. These boxes are designed to handle all handling incurred in route to your new destination. All of your goods are packed into wooden, steel-strapped lifts, where they are safely kept until at your destination.
It is important to remember that all wood products, such as the lift vans or wooden crates have to be certified that the wood has been heat-treated. If the wood is not properly certified, the shipment can be rejected at the port and returned to country of origin. Weleski Transfer, Inc. will guarantee all containers and crates have proper certification, or any costs associated with remedial action will be the responsibility of Weleski Transfer and our agents.
Following the departure from your local port of exit, our services continue in the country of your destination. As an agent of Atlas Van Lines, with over 800 agents and affiliates worldwide, in addition to the partnerships we have developed with private international forwarders, we are able to easily manage and coordinate your move. In today's post 9/11 world, it is sometimes a daunting task to clear through all the regulatory paperwork bureaucracy and make way for unencumbered customs clearance. Once the shipment is cleared, our agent will make arrangements for the delivery of your goods to your new home, office or venue.
Clearing Your Baggage
Depending upon the country you are moving to, you will need some or all of the following documents in order to clear customs:
- Immigrant Certificate
- Detailed packing list with value of contents
- Receipts for appliances and new furniture
- Tenancy contract or title for new house
- Proper proof of tax exemption, if entitled
- Copy of agreement with Weleski
- Delivery order notice
Remember to allow 4 to 6 weeks after your goods leave the United States to arrive at a foreign destination. Delivery times vary due to individual country rules and regulations. Also, during the Summer season, delivery times may be even longer due to demand in the international relocation industry. Also, always allow several days to prepare your goods for transport, and to contact Weleski Transfer as far in advance of your departure dates as possible.
There are times when for reasons beyond our control (i.e. acts of God, fire, hijacking, etc.) when your goods may be damaged or lost. For this reason we suggest you always insure your goods with an "All Risk, Door to Door Marine insurance" policy which should take effect on the date which your goods arrive at our warehouse facilities. (Note: The All Risk Marine Insurance includes war insurance, which covers hijackings.) While the cost of insurance is not covered by our estimate, your Weleski representative will be glad to guide you in the matter.