Rotterdam is Europe’s largest port. It's efficiently run, so there should be few delays on the Netherlands side of the shipment. As always with removals, it helps to keep documentation such as invoices, inventories, carrier arrival notices and customs forms.
Removals from within Europe could be handled by train which should be quick and affordable. Expats moving from outside of Europe will have the choice of sea or air freight. Shipping by sea takes longer than air freight but is usually the cheaper option. It's worth shopping around for quotes. it may be a good idea to send the most important belongings that will be needed immediately by air freight with less urgently needed items following by sea freight.
When shipping pets, ensure all the required documentation is in order and that vaccinations and microchip insertion has been carried out. Note that certain breeds of dog may not enter the Netherlands.
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