We're Here for the Next Chapter

06 January 2015

moving abroad

Arriving in the country where you have chosen to spend the rest of your life (or at least a significant portion of it) can bring on a mixture of emotions – excited to be starting anew yet feeling blue about the people and places being left behind. And coupled with this multiplicity of contrasting feelings is a vast list of logistical things you need to do now you’re here. Luckily, Seven Seas Worldwide is here to shoulder the burden.

Moving furniture and personal belongings from one country to another requires a lot of planning and Seven Seas Worldwide can help every step of the way with collection, shipping and delivery, in most cases, door-to-door. But what if your consignment arrives in your destination country and you’re not yet in a position to move it into your new address? Well, Seven Seas Worldwide has got that covered too.

On top of a global relocation network, we also offer storage at a very affordable rate so as soon as they arrive in the destination country and are cleared through customs, we can transport them to our nearest secure storage facility until you’re ready to receive them. We do this via our relatively new invention, the StoreCube™; this is a cube inside a trailer that can collect, store and redeliver according to your needs.

The StoreCube™ is an off-shoot of our hugely popular MoveCube® and is designed to provide a safe and inexpensive alternative to the usual storage companies, none of whom provide a transportation service similar to ours.

Should you be interested, get a free quote now via our freight calculator or talk to a member of our friendly team.  They’re always here to help.

Oh and good luck with the next chapter.  Make it a good one.

Emigrating and the Problem of Self-Storage

09 December 2014

moving abroad

Moving overseas is probably one of the biggest decisions of your life and the last thing you want to be weighed down by is the logistics of the whole thing - that's what shipping companies are for. However, there is always the possibility that you might need to put your items in storage before moving them to your chosen destination abroad - and that's something that shipping companies can't help you with...except us. Obviously.

We hit upon the idea that if we're moving people's belongings around the world and placing them in depots before shipping them off, we may as well turn these depots into secure storage facilities. And that's what we've done. Not only that, we now also provide a method of transport that collects all items from your home address so you don't have to cart them to the storage facility yourself. This is something that even self-storage companies don't do.

This method of transport is called a StoreCube™ and it's an off-shoot of our highly successful MoveCube® service. It's the simplest way of moving your stuff into storage and it works like this. First of all, you arrange the move with Seven Seas Worldwide via our frankly brilliant freight calculator. We'll then turn up at a time convenient to you with a StoreCube™, a container inside a trailer that is towed to your address by a Seven Seas Worldwide van. You will then have a few hours to load up the cube with your belongings. Later, we shall return to collect your packed cube and transfer the contents to the nearest Seven Seas Worldwide storage facility, ready to be shipped at an agreed time.

Don't go to a shipping company that will only do half the job - talk to Seven Seas Worldwide about moving, shipping and storage.

How to Move Furniture, Easier

01 December 2014

moving house

Moving home means having to think about a lot of things at the same time. One of those things is 'how do I move my stuff from A to B?' and it's funny how so many people opt for a local man with a van. Now there's nothing wrong with most men with...ven, but there are companies out there who are just as affordable yet offer that extra bit of peace of mind and reliability that you can't really attach to a lone operator.

Seven Seas Worldwide is one of the best options around for furniture removals because we not only operate a trustworthy, international transport network but we also keep the cost low, meaning we're the perfect halfway house between a man with a van and a recognisable but overpriced courier company.

You see, we're keen on being friendly, approachable and personable - similar to a man with a van. We know that with these big couriers, it's difficult to monitor exactly what's going on with your consignment. Many courier companies employ third party agents so once they've picked up your furniture and other household items, their commitment to you is over. They brush their hands and hand things over to someone else for the next leg of the journey. This fragmented way of moving goods is problematic, confusing and, sometimes, disastrous. With Seven Seas Worldwide, you'll be dealing with just one team - Seven Seas Worldwide. We hope that by working with our team and our team only, you'll feel reassured. Plus it helps that we're a nice bunch of people too.

And we also provide a more reassuring method of transporting your furniture - a MoveCube®. A MoveCube® is a container inside a trailer that is brought to your home address. All you need to do is load it with boxes (also provided by us, by the way). This is a safer option to the van because it's essentially a strong box within another strong box and is therefore virtually immune to damage during its journey (providing of course you've done a top packing job!).

So if you've got to shift a set of armchairs, a sofa, a writing desk, a Grandfather clock, a stuffed grizzly bear, whatever it may be, the Seven Seas Worldwide MoveCube® is your ideal solution for furniture removals. Contact a member of the team today or get a quote via our freight calculator and let us be your first choice when it comes to furniture shipping.

Make Your Business Our Business with the Commercial MoveCube®

18 November 2014

moving for business

You hear a lot about the 'global community' these days; growing feats in technology continue to make the world a smaller place. And although those in international business are making the most of these advances, the act of physically moving commercial goods from country-to-country is still rooted in tradition.

Transporting volumes of commercial items overseas on a regular basis requires an extraordinary amount of planning and preparation both in the air and on the sea because any logistical slip-up could easily snowball, thus creating a knock to your profits and damaging your international reputation.

Seven Seas Worldwide has spent nearly two decades ensuring the safe collection and delivery of millions of personal belongings all over the world, and we've decided to use this expertise for the commercial market. Whether you're an international business owner with a corporate consignment or a student living in shared accommodation with a few bags of essentials, moving can be a stressful experience, so we decided we'd make the process as effortless as possible by streamlining it and taking the burden away from you.

From this, we came up with the Commercial MoveCube® which we think will one day revolutionise the way people think about moving commercial goods.

The Commercial MoveCube® is a mini shipping container inside a trailer which - unlike other methods of cargo shipping - Seven Seas Worldwide will deliver to your front door: Now this could be at your home, a garage, a shop or storage unit. Providing we have the address, we can come to you. This means you can load your commercials goods directly into the Commercial MoveCube® without needing to transport them to the port yourself.

After loading, our driver will then take it away to a secure storage facility until it is ready to be transferred to its designated container ship, bound for your chosen destination. We believe in sending commercial goods by sea because it not only keeps the cost down but it's also the greener option. However, if you're in more of a hurry, we can send your items by air too.

For more information, call a member of the team or get a free quote now via our freight calculator.

Seven Seas Worldwide - The Skiers' Companion

12 November 2014

skiing in canada

The Big White and Silver Star Mountain ski resorts in Canada are overwhelmed by Australians. Why is this? Well it's probably something to do with the fact that the man who turned both resorts into two of the most popular skiing destinations in Canada was Australian. 

The late Desmond Schumann, born in Adelaide, certainly knew a thing or two about turning a ski resort into a success having transformed the understated Mount Hotham in Victoria into an internationally-renowned ski club. Using the money from this venture, Schumann went to Canada to purchase the Big White in 1985, spending $17 million on a 5 year-long revamp. Then in 2001, the Schumann family took control of the Silver Star Mountain Resort from owner Judd Buchanan and, mirroring the Big White, expanded the resort beyond all recognition, spending millions on a new infrastructure including a six-passenger, high speed chairlift - the biggest of its kind in Canada.

Now, the two resorts are shining lights in Canada's influential skiing scene and a major attraction for skiers from Down Under. Highlights of the Big White include a ski-in/ski-out approach to all hotels and apartments so you can virtually ski up to your front door, and some of the best lodge accommodation around. The Silver Star boasts facilities and terrain that are ideal for both beginners and seasoned professionals so if you're familiar with the slopes but you're taking a friend who's more of a novice, this is the destination for you.

Seven Seas Worldwide know a thing or two about the skiing business too. Well, we've had to because the market for sending skis and skiing equipment around the world is growing. And because we have a strong presence in both Canada and Australia, we thought we'd develop boxes designed primarily for accommodating skis. On top of this, we've also spent the last few years working out how to make the job of sending skis and other personal items abroad less of a burden. And we've come up with something rather interesting.

The MoveCube® is a container inside a trailer that we bring to your home. All you have to do is load it with your ski gear (and anything else for that matter). The next time you see your stuff will be at your chosen ski resort. It couldn't be simpler. For more information and to guarantee that your skiing holiday starts in the best way possible, check out our freight calculator or chat to a member of the team.