• ekins Moving & Storage Kelowna: Moving Services Pro Tips

Reasons to Hire a Kelowna Moving Company for Your International Move

With its affiliation with United Van Lines, Bekins Kelowna Moving Company can help Kelowna residents move to more than 180 countries across six continents.

With its affiliation with United Van Lines, Bekins Kelowna Moving Company can help Kelowna residents move to more than 180 countries across six continents.

Maybe you’re tired of being a snowbird and want to make a permanent move south, or you have landed your dream job across the Atlantic, or perhaps you have inherited your great uncle’s farm and want to move to the old country. Whatever your motive is for relocating to some international destination, there are good reasons to hire a local Kelowna moving company such as Bekins that offers long distance moving services anywhere around North America and overseas.


Think Global, Shop Local

When it comes to relocating from the Okanagan to anywhere around the world, it helps to look for Kelowna moving companies that offer over-the-border(s) long distance movers. Local movers such as Bekins Kelowna can help with both nationwide and international moving as it is affiliated United Van Lines, a full-service moving and relocation company. A subsidiary of UniGroup Inc. and ranked #5 out of 25 of the most commonly searched moving companies worldwide, United has more than 1,000 centers that service 180 countries across six continents.

Its international moving services include:

  • Pre-move planning
  • Means of transport
  • Move management
  • Global property protection
  • Shipment tracking


From Packers and Movers to Shipping Containers and Storage

As your belongings will be travelling a long journey, you don’t want to leave your packing to chance. Bekins’ long distance movers in Canada are well equipped to handle all manner of moves, whether they take place by land, air or sea. Not only do our professional packers ensure that your goods will be protected, we offer both crating and shipping container services. The containers come in various sizes and configurations and allow you to separate your possessions and seal them so your goods will be kept secure and clean and protected from rodent and insect infestation as well as weather damage.

In addition, if you plan to travel before arriving at your destination, you can store your contained goods at our safe and secure storage facility before they are shipped.


Perfecting the Paperwork

One of the biggest hassles with moving across international borders is the documentation. A moving company such as Bekins can help you prepare your documents and also remind you what is admissible into your destined country, and what is not so you won’t have your belongings held up at the border. We can also coordinate shipping times and destination services to help you once you’ve arrived at your new location.


Insuring your Goods are Protected

When looking to book a moving company in Canada for an international move, you not only want to ensure that your goods will be protected with proper packing and moving procedures, but that you will be protected in case something unforeseen does happen. That’s why insurance is important to cover you in case anything does become lost or damaged. Bekins offers its clients two insurance options: Released Value Protection or Replacement Value Protection. Ask your moving consultant on which choice of protection coverage is right for you.


For more long distance moving tips, read: What to Look for When Relocating your Business.


Bekins Kelowna Moving and Storage is the long distance moving company Kelowna and Okanagan residents trust to pack, pick-up, move and store their belongings whether within North America or overseas. We work with our own staff of professional movers and packers as well as with our long distance affiliate, United Van Lines, to make your long distance move go as smoothly as possible.

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