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International moving update 15 July 2022

Labour issues across the globe, including strikes by rail, road freight and port workers in Canada, the USA, the UK, Germany and South Korea, mean the disruption and price pressures impacting International Moving continue.

While shipping via sea continues to fall in most destinations, prices remain historically high. Although the expected surge in demand following the reopening of Shanghai failed to materialise, the threat of COVID-related restrictions remains. We are yet to see whether rising inflation will slow the demand for consumer goods, the demand that has driven much of the issues being experienced in shipping. However, with increasing fuel prices, workforce protests and the continued knock-on effects of the war in Ukraine, the challenges are expected to continue for some time to come.

Santa Fe offers the following recommendations

Advance planning
Be sure to book early. Santa Fe will assist with early scheduling to obtain the best timings and rates. We can also make sure that all the required paperwork is in order before shipping to minimise the chance of delays.

Transportation and storage
Consider alternative methods of transport such as air freight for time-sensitive items. Storage can also help with the current uncertainty of timings. Santa Fe has access to multiple freight and warehousing locations throughout our own global network and at our carefully selected partners, giving our customers the widest choice of possible solutions.

Costs and timings
Be prepared to buffer your budget and allow for transit time changes. Santa Fe will do its best to ensure moves arrive on schedule. Still, delays and unforeseen additional charges can occur in this unstable period.

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Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our customers and employees during the delivery of services. So, get in touch with your local Santa Fe Relocation representative or email to discuss how we can support you with any of your relocation requirements.


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