Shipping Containers
Shipping Containers to India

Shipping Containers

Moving from the United States to India or returning to India after a stay in the U.S. can be a very stressful event. It is not only a long trip, but you have to figure out how you will ship all of your belongings overseas. One option is to use a shipping container with everything you need in it and send it to India when ready.

Gather Your Belongings

The first thing you need to do is gather all of your belongings you wish to bring with you to India. Depending on your budget, you might need to leave some items behind, store them in a facility for future shipping, or even consider selling some items. If you do not have a large budget, shipping your furniture might not be an option.

Choose Container Size

Once you determine how many items you need to ship, you can then choose your container size. You should pick a container where the items are not forced in there together. There needs to be a little bit of wiggle room in order to pack the container properly. You don’t want to jam items into the container because you risk scratching them or breaking them, especially furniture. You also don’t want to get a container that is too big because the items will shift during shipment, which can lead to damage.

Shipping Timeframe

Most times, when shipping a container to India, it takes anywhere from 45-60 days from port to door. Make sure you plan accordingly based on when you need to have your items at your new home in India. You don’t want to wait too long to ship the items and then arrive in India with none of your belongings.

Insurance

Not many people like to add on insurance when it comes to purchasing electronics, buying furniture or making other transactions. This is different. You should absolutely insure the container in the event that something happens to it in transit to India. This will protect the items inside it and provide you with compensation for replacing them should they get lost or broken during the trip.

Contact the experienced staff at Universal Relocations to discuss your shipping container to India needs.