Trying to get my stuff to NY from Finland!
June 11, 2012 10:25 AM Subscribe
Shipping filter- Moving from Helsinki, Finland back to NY and struggling with getting my stuff shipped.
I am basically looking for the most economical way to get my stuff from one place to another. So far I've found that it's best to deal with someone local in Finland to pack and ship the stuff and then deal with a broker in NY to receive it. Well so far this combination is getting me up in the $7-10k range!
So first question is to find out if anybody has any recommendations on getting this accomplished for cheaper? Perhaps you had a good experience or know someone willing to help?
If I cannot find any solutions to ship my stuff over reasonably, I am going to look into other options. Perhaps breaking the shipment down to bare essentials and shipping them by a different means. Anyone have any thoughts or options doing this?
Basically I am looking for any information on how to get some items to NY relatively inexpensively as I am paying for all of this out of pocket. Thanks!
Details on the shipment:
Right now I have been getting quotes for FCL (Full container Load) meaning I will have my own 20ft container. Inside this container will be our home belongings, ie tables, chairs, kitchen stuffs, clothes etc. Also was planning on having my 2002 BMW R1150R (motorcycle) in it as well, but might sell it off in Finland.
The approx size was thought to be around 15cu meters (19cu yards) without the motorbike and I am able to reduce that amount significantly if I can't get a cheaper price.
So just reaching out for thoughts, advise from the MF community.