Shipping and Removals in San Francisco

San Francisco and its neighbour Oakland are major seaport destinations for the West Coast, thus providing a variety of shipping options for expats.
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Alternatively, air freight may be an easier and definitely faster means of shipping for expats moving from areas closer to the East Coast – namely Europe. That being said, except for small items, shipping by air is much more expensive than by sea. However, the total cost of air transport could be less than renting a furnished apartment in San Francisco while waiting for shipped furniture arriving weeks later by sea.

It is a good idea to purchase insurance on shipped goods. To ensure reliable coverage of broken goods expats should use insurance from a company other than the one used in transport.

Pets brought to San Francisco or anywhere in California require an accompanying certificate proving a previous rabies vaccine.

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