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Household Goods Shipping

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Quick Read

What makes Stevens International Forwarding such an expert on international HHG services?

  • We specialize in shipping household goods and personal effects overseas
  • Since 1905, the Stevens family has been in the transportation industry
  • We have a dedicated network of over 900 agents to help us streamline the transportation of your household goods

Stevens International is a recognized leader in the transportation industry with the following added-value partnerships and accreditations:

  • FAIM certified
  • IAM accredited
  • ISO certified
  • Largest booking agent in the Wheaton/Bekins/Stevens and Arpin domestic partnership
  • International Industry partners with Eurovan, Demeco, PAIMA and LACMA
  • Family owned and operated, with more than 100 years of experience

If you need your household goods shipped because you’re moving overseas, call on Stevens International Forwarding at (260) 244-7004 to get started!

Full-Service International Shipping

Only a few international freight forwarders will provide you with full service like Stevens International. In addition to our traditional method of in-home surveys, we are now offering remote surveys via livestream or recorded video.

Our experienced rate consultants will review the results of your survey to then advise and determine the best mode of transport to meet your target arrival date to your new country. Stevens International will be able to pass along discounted rates received from our supply-chain network of agent partners, steamship lines and trucking companies to benefit our potential customers!

Volume of Your Move

If you don’t know your volume, that’s what we’re here for! Let us help you calculate your volume quickly and effortlessly.

A large part of the cost to ship your household goods overseas depends on the volume.
Shipments may be quoted as Less than Container Load (LCL) for shipments estimated at 2500 lbs. or less.

For less than three bedrooms, or if you’re moving an apartment, a 20-foot container may suit your needs, whereas if you’re relocating a home with more than four rooms, choosing a 40-foot container will help solve any space issues. Your experienced Stevens International Consultant will do a cost comparison to choose the best rate option for the most competitive return rate quote.

Household Shipping Quotes

As you move forward with your quote, we’d like to point out that international moving costs can be based on multiple factors, including the volume of your shipment, origin location, final destination, etc.

The following section for “additional shipment details” will provide us with more detail to ensure we meet your expectations and provide you with an accurate rate quote:

Additional Shipment Details

Consider the following details when planning your international relocation:

Corporate Move — You/your employer are paying for the international relocation of your items.

  • Any weight or volume limitations?
  • Any transit time restrictions due to housing availability, job start date, etc.?
  • Additional cost for insurance to be included/excluded as part of the rate?
  • Will storage in transit (SIT) need quoted as part of your relocation?
  • Rate to be all-inclusive, including destination THC (terminal handling charges), etc.?

COD Customer — Notify your relocation consultant that you are paying out of pocket for the international relocation.


Valuable/Fragile Items — Special handling or special crating needed for any specific items?


Transit-Time Expectations — Longer transit times will often reduce your rate but may not meet your personal needs. Air shipments typically are the fastest mode of transportation for small shipments but are often more expensive.

Insurance — If you need international insurance coverage, please ask your relocation consultant.

Our international moving specialists will create custom quotes based on the information you provide and will clearly advise items included/excluded in the return rate quote.

Ship Your Household Goods with Stevens International Forwarding

For anyone moving overseas, shipping household goods and all of your furniture can be complicated.

For more information about your international shipping and packing services, call us anytime at (260) 244-7004.

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