Seven Seas Worldwide are Expanding Again

01 February 2018

New European Depot in Belgium

We are delighted to announce the expansion of our network here at Seven Seas Worldwide. We've always been able to collect and deliver items throughout Europe but until now we've not had an established depot in Europe to assist with the demand. Until now. A fully operational depot in Belgium is now up and running.

Located just South East of Antwerp, our new European hub will ensure our good growth in Europe continues in 2018 and beyond providing clearer channels and better coverage for all shipments going in and out of Europe.

This also means we can operate our increasingly popular MoveCube service in and out of mainland Europe which we're very excited about because we believe the MoveCube is the future of moving home. If you want a smooth, stress-free, door-to-door service, look no further than the MoveCube!

And we're not stopping at Antwerp. We want to continue this expansion over the next few years so our presence in Europe is as comprehensive as any shipping company or international courier.

Watch this space.

You can find us at:

Seven Seas Worldwide BVBA
Winkelom 87, Unit A1
2440 Geel
Belgium

Posted in: SSW, Shipping

Fee or Flee? | Seven Seas Worldwide Blog

07 December 2017


Since the introduction of tuition fees and now with the economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the UK is gradually becoming a less attractive option in which to study. In a recent student guide published by Tutora, an online provider of personal tutors, tuition fees are considerably less throughout Europe compared to the UK.

In Germany, DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) the German Academic Exchange Council provides full support – financial and otherwise – for international students who choose to study in Germany. Students can expect a monthly scholarship of somewhere in the region of €750 which certainly covers the costs of any student living in Germany. For instance €500 could easily cover housing, transportation and healthcare combined. Only a small, one-off payment of €150-250 is required at the beginning of the term to cover the administrative costs.

Many more students from both the UK and the US (where fees are also particularly high) are now flocking to Europe having witnessed for themselves the previous generation back home struggling to pay off thousands of pounds-worth of student debt. A student studying a course in Germany for free could expect to pay £9,250 for the same course in the UK. The benefits of a three-year sojourn in Deutschland are not hard to see.

However due to the growing global trend of education having a price tag, experts are predicting that that the German government are considering putting an abrupt end to this notable generosity. The area of Baden-Württemberg is reintroducing tuition fees for non-EU students this autumn with other states believed to be following suit including Germany's most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia. Critics have already voiced their concerns, forecasting that the introduction of such fees will simply drive away international students along with the numerous benefits they bring to the country as a whole.

So it seems these days that escalating tuition fees may well be an inescapable burden on the road to academic achievement wherever you choose to study. Our only hope is that the businesses who employ students part-time start rewarding them a lot more handsomely than they’ve ever done before.

Luckily there’s one thing that an international student has grown to count on over the years and that’s a smooth transition on moving day, thanks to Seven Seas Worldwide. We’re the first choice for students all over the globe because we've been in the moving business for over twenty years and we know all there is to know about the emotional upheaval of such an important chapter. With Seven Seas Worldwide, you can expect a range of services designed to meet the needs of students moving abroad to study. Get a free quote now via our easy-to-use online quote engine.

Get it There for Christmas!

29 September 2017

UK Christmas Shipping Dates

 If you are hoping to send special items in time for Christmas, here are the dates you need to know!

Final Shipping Dates for Christmas 2017

DestinationsFinal Dates
Australia 6th October
Canada 13th October
China 20th October
Hong Kong 20th October
Malaysia 20th October
New Zealand 6th October
Singapore 20th October
South Africa 2nd October
Taiwan 20th October
Thailand 20th October
USA 13th October

IMPORTANT These dates apply to the final dates for payment to be cleared so your shipment can go ahead. This means you will need to have your boxes, bags or MoveCube already collected and all your documentation completed correctly.

GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME BY STARTING NOW!

The New Zealand Earthquake – An Update

05 September 2017


State Highway 1 and the rail lines between Picton and Christchurch have been closed since November 2016 after suffering significant damage during the devastating Kaikoura earthquake. However thanks to many dedicated construction crews and engineers working hard to repair all affected routes, there is now light at the end of the tunnel.

KiwiRail has notified that it intends to resume inter-island rail operations from 18 September 2017. However the service will be limited with slower transit times between Auckland and Christchurch. Plus with the nature of further slips and aftershocks, repairs on the rails have experienced the most disruption which means the road network will be the more favoured method of transporting items.

Once the roads are open for business, we will endeavour to make collections and deliveries via the islands a much smoother operation. However if you are planning to use Seven Seas Worldwide in areas affected by the earthquake, please be aware that the reopening of these routes to full capacity will be a slow and meticulous process. But we’re getting there!

Thank you for your patience.

Standing Out from the Crowd | MoveCube Service

09 August 2017


You may hear the odd comment online about 'hidden charges' when it comes to shipping items abroad. At Seven Seas Worldwide we do our best to make all charges transparent, laying out exactly the costs involved the moment you get a free quote via our website. We will never hit you with hidden charges.

International removal is an expensive business in general, and not only are our rates are very reasonable but in addition we have a three-stage payment plan to help you spread the costs to assist with your cash flow during the transition.

  1. Deposit
  2. Shipping and Transport
  3. Port & Container Fees and Warehouse Handling

We are upfront at the beginning as to the costs which will be incurred for our MoveCube® service. It may seem on the face of it that we're more expensive than our other international removal companies but in fact the opposite is true. But don't take our word for it, read through the details on the quotes from other companies and look out in particular for what they exclude:

  • Port fees, including handling
  • Container fees, including cleaning
  • Storage and warehouse handling
  • Quarantine and Custom inspection or examination fees

The key factor that makes us more informed is that we operate within our own global shipping network. Simply, we're there at the beginning, the middle and the end. We have first hand knowledge of all potential shipping charges (if there are any) and will lay them out to you before the journey begins. Our charges INCLUDE the items listed above and which are excluded from other removal companies' quotes. There will be some who claim these charges may not arise at all - then why exempt them? With a Door-to-Door service you'll want to know that everything is included in your quote.

As you can see from our charge structure we tailor these to assist you, this is why the Seven Seas Worldwide MoveCube® service provides free boxes, free packing materials, free loading and unloading AND free storage options! So by the end of the journey, you'll realise how much you saved.

Don't leave your treasured possessions with a removal company who either does not know or does not care about the charges at the destination. Move abroad with Seven Seas Worldwide, the company with over twenty years' experience in international shipping.