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KalboAl
1/29/2019 12:34 EST

Hello,
My family and I are considering a move to Pyeongtaek, S. Korea in a couple of months. I'm trying to get some idea of what is the best moving companies to consider and what I can expect to pay to move a 3-br house, full garage, and a vehicle?
Any information is greatly appreciated.
Al

1976Flo
9/20/2019 01:19 EST

From where are you moving?
Generally, for moving a family of 3 from Germany to Korea, I have seen offers from 5000-15000EUR.
Disecting the offers, the least expensive part is the shipping.
Most expensive is packaging, wrapping and loading + unloading.. From door to door transport, costs are somewhat around 2400EUR from Cologne to Seoul.
However, the container has to be loaded within 2 hours after it is positioned and loading height is breast high...
So you need some strong helpers if you want to go down that path and save thousands of $$$$$

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Kerstin
9/29/2019 10:51 EST

If you decide to pack on your own please check the insurance terms with your forwarder. Usually they only insure goods that are packed by own staff.
Some allow prepacking - but you have to leave boxes open to have them checked by a supervisor.
Only those considered packed well for export shipment will than be signed in the packing list as packed by forwarder - all others listed as packed by owner.
And owner packed can be excluded from fowarders insurance.
So make sure you ask how your forwarder is handeling packing.

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