International Moving




1. Can any company offer the public Air and Ocean International Moving Services? 

NO. Ocean exports are regulated by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and every company offering ocean international moving services must be licensed by theMoving Overseas FMC and have a bond in place.  We are an  NVOCC, Ocean Freight Forwarder and an Indirect Air Carrier ( I.A.C.). Never pay a broker for international moving services from USA .  When it comes to International Shipping your contract and payment should always be with the Ocean Carrier or the Air Carrier and not a Broker.  Air Cargo is regulated by the Transportation Security Administration (T.S.A.), The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) among others.  Air Parcel Express, Inc. (APX) has 3 licenses.  Domestic shipping within the United States of America is regulated in a much different way and brokers are a good idea and form an essential part in the domestic shipping industry.  APX utilizes domestic brokers and owner operators to perform haulage of ocean container and smaller shipments to and from our warehouse and ocean ports or air ports.  APX is licensed to handle the paperwork associated with all regulatory and administrative tasks required to export cargo or import shipments to and from the United States of America and is staffed by professionals dedicated to making sure your cargo moves with efficiency and security from point A to Z according to your specifications. Profile  References  /  Letters of Recommendation

2. Can any company offer Air Cargo Services to the Public?   

No. The TSA and the FAA regulate air cargo in the USA.  APX is fully licensed as an I.A.C. and trained to handle air cargo shipments from any airport in the USA to worldwide destinations.  APX operates all cargo aircrafts from Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Miami with feeder routes from all other airports in the USA.  In some cases cargo can be routed directly from the feeder airports provided you meet T.S.A. guidelines.  


3. How do I receive a MOVING QUOTE?

AUTOMATIC!  The Global MAX Online Shipping Calculators and Quote Generators will give it to you right on your screen.

Shipper Worksheet Gives You The Answer To Your Cargo Volume Questions

1) Full Container Load International Moving Calculator (FCL) 
2)  Less Than Container Load International Moving Calculator (LCL)
 3) International AIR CARGO Shipping Calculator    4) Roll on - Roll Off CARS and VANS (RO-RO)


4. How Do I Book My International Move Shipment?

shipping container International Moving  shipping cars overseas  Ocean Cargo Export Company  Shipping Cars

BOOK IT ONLINE AFTER YOU RECEIVE AN INSTANT ONLINE QUOTE.  Our online booking system assures we get the right information from you and reduces the possibility of errors.  If you wish we can take your order over the telephone of via fax.

FCL Shipping Documents LCL Shipping Document

Air Cargo Shipping Documents  /  RO/RO Document


5. How safe is my cargo and how much time do I have to load my container?  Security SealsInterational Moving Company

The first 2 hours are free of charge. Every hour thereafter is $100.00 per hour.  If you are loading a car you will need to make your own arrangements with a flat bed tow truck.  They are usually $45.00 per hour and can load a car in less than an hour.



6. Does APX pickup Household Goods and Personal Effects Shipments?  Do I deliver to APX? Moving From USA

YES:  We can pickup LCL cargo on normal trucks or Lift Gate Trucks.  We can also pickup from your home door or warehouse or storage area.  On the FCL quotes we bring the container to your house and pricing is shown on the FCL service quote as Drayage.  Drayage charges are determined by the distance from the Container Yard or Port to your loading address.   Containers are born either at the port or yard or rail ramp and they must be pulled to you via truck.  You cannot go to the container the container goes to you ... you will have 2hrs free time to load and $100 every hour thereafter or you can chose a drop and pick where the drayage charges are double but you get to keep your container at the loading address for a period of 2 to 4 days..  

 Overseas Moving Company


7. How can I pack my Fragile Goods? + What kind of packing is required for International Moving From USA?

Loading Manpower:  We recommend "Laborready" for Manpower Loading of containers or helping you pack your cargo ... you can find the nearest Laborready Office by going to

Packing Materials:  We recommend U-Line as the best choice for a wide range of packing supplies Crating and Packing.

We also recommend you look at the destination country regulations  Wood Export Regulations at Country of Destination.  You may not be required to pack in special wood crates or pallets.  If you require more assistance you can find a good resource for approved packing wood at   Pallets Source - Wood Source - Approved Wood Suppliers 


8. Do I need to pack everything when i move internationally?

YES if shipping via LCL and No if shipping via FCL, but all furniture for imports to the USA MUST BE PACKED.  You can find moving kits at ULINE


9. Do you have any direct phone number that I can talk to you?  International Moving From USA

As soon as you receive a quote you will have the telephone number to call us.



10.  My quote is for 20 foot; do you have anything between 20 and 40 foot No.   Less than a 20 ... YES!  LCL

What is a Cubic Meter?

 ocean lcl

Shipper Worksheet Gives You The Answer To Your Cargo Volume Questions



For security reasons and to adhere to the FMC Rules regarding acceptance of cargo we have implemented protocol for bookings.  You must book your shipment at least 3 working days advance notice.  Once received the operations department at X 116  will e-mail you a booking number within 24 to 72 hours.  The terminal address and other pertinent information such as sailing date and voyage number will be provided then. Export Warehouse

To deliver your cargo at our terminals "you must get a booking number first" otherwise the cargo will not be accepted at the dock.  To book the cargo and receive a booking number your must fax or e-mail the shipping forms.

You can ship boxes of any size and weight.  We can palletize, shrink wrap and band them together for $35 to $65.00 per pallet depending on warehouse location in the USA.  We will measure the final pallet and recalculate your charges based on the quote you received online.  All loose cargo consisting of personal effects must be palletized at our station or prior to receiving. The packing list must be received before the shipment departs.  If  pickup or inland portion of your quote was included, please specify the date and time for your pickup on the shipping forms.  We sail to every destination on a weekly basis but there are some exceptions.  If you require our current weekly schedule please request it via email at



11. HOW DO I START THE SHIPPING PROCESS and where and when is cargo received?

APX InternationalIn order to comply with Federal Maritime Regulations we have to publish a tariff for every shipment we set out to perform prior to cargo or payment acceptance.   Our quotes generate have a yellow link to a form designed for you to fill out shipper and consignee details along with all reference to the quote number.  This form generates a BOOKING REQUEST #  to the operations department.  The operations department will review the request, publish the tariff and send you a BOOKING NUMBER with the receiving days, loading day, vessel name, voyage number, and the arrival day within 24 to 72 hours of your request. You will be given a booking number prior to cargo acceptance or payment of cargo. You will review the Booking Confirmation and we will wait for your approval before we start doing your shipment.  To get a booking number and the address for the warehouse please submit a booking request online.  In most cases you can deliver within 24 hrs of booking receipt. LIST OF TERMINALS

In both LCL and FCL a formal BOOKING CONFIRMATION will be sent to you via e-mail containing the BOOKING NUMBER and confirmation for the delivery of your container FCL or confirmation on the LAST RECEIVING DATE for a LCL booking.  You must place the number on every piece if you are shipping LCL and on any shipping documents you submit such as  Packing List - Invoice


12. Is my export Legal?TSA International Moving

These two links will help you determine if your export is unlawful. and       




If you are shipping household goods and personal effects we recommend you contact the consulate office of your country and see if you can obtain a letter of relocation and be advised as to the most current regulations concerning your move. 


After you get a quote online and submit your booking request we will send you a booking confirmation VIA E-MAIL.  The booking confirmation  will be sent by the FCL Operations Dept x 102 and will confirm the day you have requested for the container to be delivered to the loading address, the sailing date and arrival date along with other pertinent information.

Booked, Filed and Confirmed Quotes will not increase as per FMC rules.

The container will be delivered to your specified address on a chassis about 4 feet off the ground. No ramp is provided.  All of our quotes are for a live load ... meaning the truck will wait for 2 hrs free  $100 per hour waiting time after the initial 2 free hours.  If you desire to have the container left for a period of up to 4 days the drayage charge or delivery to your loading area will double.


For security reasons and to serve you more efficiently, you must get a booking number first otherwise the cargo will not be accepted at the dock.  As a result of the passage of the Homeland Security Act, US Customs officials are enforcing the requirement that information and other shipping documents be received prior to cargo acceptance or loading on the vessel.  Failure to comply may result in your cargo not loading on intended vessel.  If your cargo is valued over $2500 APX will need to file a Shippers Export Declaration (SED) for you. You must provide the operations department the necessary information to complete the SED in a timely manner, otherwise the cargo will not be loaded on the ship.

Required Documents:

Packing List or Invoice
Picture ID.  If the value of your cargo is over $2500.00 USD we need copy by fax or email of your Social Security Number or Passport


Vehicle Export Procedure and Declaration Form

International Moving Shipping


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