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  • #269426

    Nipoar
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    After 10 years in São Paulo, we plan on leaving Brazil and moving to the Caribbean.

    When I came to Brazil, my job took me thru Miami twice a month so rather than pay a moving company, I just brought a suitcase of possessions down to São Paulo every 15 days.
    Now that I have accumulated furniture and appliances in Brazil, plus all my older stuff, it seems it will be very expensive to move. The quote I received to ship one 11 m3 container was US$7000, which is easily triple the value of the items to be shipped. (I plan on selling all the appliances.)
    But this is a five star door to door mover. Great if you are an expat whose employer is paying but maybe overkill for someone who is price sensitive.
    After selling or donating as many things as possible, any there any shippers you know of that just offer a bare bones service?
  • #269427

    Andrewfroboy
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    Airlines are probably the best bare bones shippers. Seems like it could pay to ship stuff to Brasil, but doesn’t make a ton of sense to ship stuff from Brasil.

  • #269431

    Anonymous

    Someone i know just moved using a company called Transworld. I don’t know anything more than that (even cost, since the company paid for it) but it might be worth researching.

  • #269435

    Nipoar
    Member

    Thanks to both of you.

    My motivation to hold onto some of my things (but far from all) is due to sentimental value and the feeling that it is always easier to transition to a new country when you take a few familiar possessions with you.
    There is no way it makes economic sense to ship a Brazilian oven or tv abroad. But I would like to send 10% or 20% of my things along with us.
  • #269461

    Anonymous

    I am in the same situation. I would like to ship about 10-15-20 (depending on the cost) regular moving boxes to Portugal. If you, or anybody else, find a good way of shipping stuff out of here please let me know. Of course for each item there is a question of ship vs buy new but for items of sentimental value there is no issue.

  • #269484

    GGTrek
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    Verify the movers in “reclame aqui” and ask them who is their customs agent in your destination country (you can try to contact their custom agent directly).
    GGTrek2014-08-22 07:17:47

  • #269485

    Anonymous

    this discussion in another group: (sorry about weird format)

    • Hi I am currently using Transworld. In fact I am waiting for my stuff to arrive in NY by next week. I’ll let you know how it goes.
    • ‘ve heard good comments about Graneiro.
    • Yes I heard that too. They were about 25-30% more for my quote
    • We just arrived back in the US and we ended up using Graneiro, we are still waiting for our things but on the Brazil end of things WE LOVED THEM and the price was great. They really treated all our things with major carinho !!!! Can keep you posted when our stuff clears customs next week….Best of luck!!!
    • I have seen quite a few people recommending Teamwork.
    • my friend had a great experience with teamwork, with lots of delicate stuff and art etc.
    • i also did not like granero on a rio – sao paulo move of some antique furniture. they damaged some really priceless family stuff.
    • We got robbed by Confianìßa and their recommended insurance company screwed us. I had to hire a lawyer from the US and only received 35% of the value of the super expensive items stollen from our crate.
  • #269499

    Rushen
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    My things arrived in the US last week from Sao Paulo, all in tact nothing broken or stolen. We had door to door service and Teamwork was the company used on the Brazil side.
    I have to say I was very impressed with them. Our things left at the beginning of the World Cup and there were no delays with customs in Santos.

  • #269510

    GGTrek
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    [QUOTE=andrewfroboy]Airlines are probably the best bare bones shippers. Seems like it could pay to ship stuff to Brasil, but doesn’t make a ton of sense to ship stuff from Brasil. [/QUOTE]
    This is a very good suggestion, if you just have a few cubic m3 to ship, avoid sharing a container (avoid a container at all!) and ship directly with an airline. Contact their cargo department depending on your destination country you will have to choose different airlines.
    In any case hire a customs agent at the destination country and in Brazil and request a detailed quote of the import/export process costs/times respectively. All the rest you can handle it yourself.
    If you just need a container and you will do the packing/unpacking and transport to port yourself do not contact the companies I posted above. Hire directly the cargo shipping line (Maersk/MSC/…) through their agents ans ask them to quote you all the transport charges (insurance, boarding, unboarding, demurrage, …) which together with the customs agent charges will give you a very good idea of what you will actually spend. In addition you will be the consignee and nobody in the middle can act in your name unless you provide them with a specific power of attorney. This is particularly important in third world countries like Brazil.
    Never share a containerwith others (so called LCL), always use an FCL service (container just rented by you)
    A few useful links for containers:
    http://www.mscgva.ch/contact/msc_contact.html
    http://my.maerskline.com/appmanager/maerskline/public?_nfpb=true&_windowLabel=portlet_schedules_byLocation_1&portlet_schedules_byLocation_1_actionOverride=%2Fportlets%2Fschedules%2FschedulesByLocation%2FrouteLookup%2FsaveRouteLookup&_pageLabel=page_schedules_locatio
    http://www.searates.com/container/request/

  • #269534

    Anonymous

    I used Metropolitan and they were excellent
    http://www.metropolitan.com.br/mudanca-internacional

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    Zingy
    Member
  • #269483

    GGTrek
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    [QUOTE=maskotas]After 10 years in São Paulo, we plan on leaving Brazil and moving to the Caribbean.

    When I came to Brazil, my job took me thru Miami twice a month so rather than pay a moving company, I just brought a suitcase of possessions down to São Paulo every 15 days.
    Now that I have accumulated furniture and appliances in Brazil, plus all my older stuff, it seems it will be very expensive to move. The quote I received to ship one 11 m3 container was US$7000, which is easily triple the value of the items to be shipped. (I plan on selling all the appliances.)
    But this is a five star door to door mover. Great if you are an expat whose employer is paying but maybe overkill for someone who is price sensitive.
    After selling or donating as many things as possible, any there any shippers you know of that just offer a bare bones service?

    [/QUOTE]
    I am not sure if they offer a barebone service since I asked quotes for a fully fledged point to point move. But try to contact these guys that are all members of IAM (international association of movers) and ask if they provide a barebone service (i.e. you fill in your 20ft container and they help you with customs paperwork) otherwise you should contact directly a cointainer shipping company but then I suggest to hire a despachante aduaneiro in Brazil and a custom agent in your destination country before sending out: there are a lot of rules even for sending out stuff!!!


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