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International moving update 24 June 2022

Following record increases in 2021, ocean shipping costs have started to fall; however, challenges for international moving remain.

Improving conditions at American ports have helped improve transit times; however, the reopening of Shanghai and the possible surge to meet pent-up demand could place further pressure on prices and timings.

Strikes at German ports; inflationary pressure and significant increases in fuel costs; the effects of the war in Ukraine; ongoing Coronavirus outbreaks; continue disrupting the movement of goods and impacts prices for moves by road, sea and air.

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 ensure 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 global network and our carefully selected partners, giving our customers the most comprehensive 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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