Hi, we also booked our removal and shipping with DBI, also on a part load although its been picked up, its been on the road since a week now. Pick up was a week ago and it still has not yet made it to the depot. Its still onboard a truck somewhere.Hi there
We moved to Melbourne from the UK beginning of August 2011. We decided to ship our belongings to Melbourne, however, as we were unable to fill an entire container we had to agree to a part-load service, meaning our furniture will be shipped once the shipping company can fill the whole container. We have been told, that Melbourne is a prime destination and it should therefore take 10 but no longer than 14 weeks for our belongings to arrive at the designated address in Melbourne. It has now been 8 weeks and 1 day and guess what, our furniture is still sitting in a warehouse in the UK. It is very hard to communicate with the shipping agent and we only receive vague responses and still have not an agreed shipping date. We are now looking at 18 plus weeks and have started to re-buy essential items. So all in all a very expensive and even more stressful exercise.
The company we used is Doree Bonner International - should you still decide to ship your belongings be careful in choosing your moving agent as you pay for the services in full upfront. We unfortunately have made a huge mistake.
I realise I am joining this thread a bit late, but I cannot recommend 'Anglopacific' enough for shipping AND advice.If we move to Aus at the end of the year, we can't decide whether to ship a container full of our stuff over from the UK, or save the money and buy new... do you think it will be cheaper to ship or buy new??
Any suggestions welcome.
I found your detailed post very helpful. I am planning on movine by the end of the year, have 2 kids 8 and 10, so i am thinking of shipping my stuff there cos what i looked up on the net was very expensive and the process of slowly filling the house with affortable things you need together with looking up a house can be too much of a strain, the kids would be too unsettled during the time, Plus, being in Pakistan i can get a whole house furnished at a 50-60% lower cost due to the rate of exchange, i have read up much on the shipping and packing process in forums, but i have a few questions about what happens when things land there, so can pls someone answer these:And on that note, I've motivated myself to start filling in my shipping inventory for the boxes I've already packed...
Good Luck and don't hesitate to drop me a line if you want to chat about this more...!!