When moving to Shanghai, you will have the choice of shipping (cheaper, but slower) or having your possessions sent by air freight.
You removals company will be able to estimate the volume of goods to be shipped, list specific objects (including fragile items) and specify the way that furniture will be dismantled and reassembled, prior to providing an estimate of the cost of your removal. preliminary estimate will be established. On the day of the removal, a team will arrive to carry out the task. Every box will be listed (necessary to check if any box has been lost). Everything should be wrapped with specific protection. Containers are then sealed (check carefully) and forwarded to their destination. Classical problems are: containers are 32 m3 and the more you have, the longer it may take to transport your belongings; always check the date of delivery by calling the company; check seals at the departure and upon arrival; avoid the end of the summer holiday; and as you have to check the furniture upon arrival, be sure to be able to read and understand the list. European white goods will generally be useable in Shanghai, but those purchased in the USA operate on a different voltage.
Your remover will be able to provide details of the level of insurance that is available for your possessions whilst they are in transit. You must read the policy document carefully and ensure that you fully understand any sections that may limit the liability of the removal company in the event of loss of, or damage to, your goods. If you require storage for some of your possessions, such as bulky items of furniture, your remover may be able to offer this service or recommend a local supplier.
It is extremely difficult to import your car into China if you do not have diplomatic status. If you want to own a car in Shanghai, the simpler course of action is to buy one when you arrive.
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