20 October 2016
The UK's decision to leave the EU has sent shock waves throughout the world and the unprecedented number of people who attended the recent Down Under Live expo brought into sharp focus that emigration to Australia and New Zealand is quickly becoming the solution for many.
The New Zealand government, wary that the number of new migrants has been growing substantially over the last few years, has announced that it will be implementing changes to reduce these numbers. However the numbers will not drop dramatically as plans reveal that over the next two years, the projected figure of 100,000 new residents will be brought down to around 95,000. Instead of reaching the target of 140 points to obtain residency, candidates will now require 160. The most notable reduction is the 5500 places held in reserve for families which has now been cut down to 2000. The government has suggested their decision to implement these new directives has been based purely on the issue of balance ensuring that skilled homegrown workers are fairly reflected in the employment market.
In addition to this news, the government has also announced that South Africans visiting New Zealand will need a visa from this November, as a result of the growing number of fraudulent South African passports discovered this year.
These new rules are believed by experts to be the start of a greater shift towards stricter controls over immigration in New Zealand, with Australia taking a similar stance. Therefore if you are considering a new life abroad in either New Zealand or Australia, Seven Seas Worldwide recommends making a decision sooner rather than later: Do the research, ask the questions, establish if a move abroad is right for you at this time.
A decision like this is not to be taken lightly, but if you take too long to make it, you may find your opportunity to take up residency has been taken away from you anyway. Take a look at the range of services Seven Seas Worldwide has to offer. Get a free quote within minutes, and let's start your journey today!
03 March 2015
We perhaps should point out that you can only visit these islands if you've been invited, of course. You won't be able to just row up to the shore of Leonardo DiCaprio's Blackadore Caye and ask him to fix you a cocktail. However, if you find yourself in a position to rub shoulders with the rich, the famous and the moderately-talented, here are the remote paradisical locations you should book a ticket for.
10) Musha Cay (below). If you have $37,500 to spare, you can hire Musha Cay from David Copperfield for one day. Yes, that's just for one day. Musha Cay is one of the magician's four islands in the Bahamas. Reports say he paid $50 million for all of them - and the reason he purchased the other three was because they surrounded Musha Cay, thus making Musha Cay more private than virtually every other private island in the world!
9) Necker Island. David Copperfield's rental price for Musha Cay is a snip compared to Richard Branson's fee of $47,000 a day at his resort on Necker Island with its whiter than white sandy beaches, coral reef and 360 degree views from its ten luxury rooms.
8) Mago Island. Oscar-winning actor and controversy magnet Mel Gibson bought Mago Island in Fiji's Lau Group of islands back in 2005 for a mere $15 million, a purchase which has been opposed by descendants of Mago's native inhabitants. It's also a volcanic island. Say what you want about Mel, he likes a challenge.
7) Rooster Cay (below). Do you remember the end of Trading Places when Eddie Murphy is seen relaxing on a beach on a tropical island? That's pretty much his life now. Only he's 30 years older and his films aren't funny anymore. Yes, Mr Murphy, reportedly one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, owns Rooster Cay in the Bahamas and he only needed to fork out $15 million for it.
6) Little Halls Pond Cay. What a quaint name for a vast, $3.6 million island in the Bahamas. Johnny Depp supposedly paid this amount for back in 2004 after wrapping up filming on the first Pirates of the Caribbean film. He recently chose to have his wedding here with Bromley Civic Centre registry office coming a close second, apparently.
The Top 5 will be coming shortly. In the meantime, if you're an international jet-setter with a private island, why not check out the rest of the site to see if we can help you with your luggage?
Please note: Our services are also available for those who don't own their own private islands.
18 February 2015
Picture the scene: You've finally gone and done it and sorted out all the clutter in your house. There's sports equipment, bizarre objet d'art that your Auntie Valerie has been giving you since you were 10 and boxes and boxes of films and music on defunct formats. Good for you, the spare room now no longer looks like a charity shop store room.
But what happens to your clutter now? Well, the first thought is to store it somewhere. The garage? Mmm, no the garage has garage-related clutter, you don't want to mix the two up. The loft? Not unless you want to see it falling back into your lap via the ceiling. So where does it go? Well, you've tried to avoid it but it looks like you're going to have to bite the bullet and pay the exorbitant prices of self-storage companies.
They do charge an awful lot for what is essential an empty space in a cold building, don't they? And there's no hint of assisting you with transport. Filling a vehicle with your treasured clutter can be a difficult job - you may even need to hire a van to cope with it all. But self-storage companies don't care about how you get there; they're only interested in you and your belongings once they hand over the key.
Luckily there is an alternative. And it's us. We offer a completely different and more affordable solution to storage, and we've called it the StoreCube™. The StoreCube™ is an off-shoot of our hugely successful MoveCube® service and is designed to make self-storage easier. The difference between us and the other self-storage companies is we bring the storage container to you!
That's right. We'll bring the container to your address so all you have to do is load it to your specifications. Then, once you're satisfied with the job, we'll take the container away again to your nearest Seven Seas Worldwide storage facility. You don't actually need to visit us at all. Whenever you want your belongings returned, just call us to arrange a date and time and we'll be back for unloading.
It's a much more efficient service that is designed to put you in control and - with our unbeatable price - we think this might just be the future of self-storage both here and abroad.
Get a quote now and see what we can do for you.
27 January 2015
You may have noticed we're an international business. We have a strong presence all over the world in countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, China, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and many more. But this doesn't mean we're only here for the big moves abroad. We're also here for the smaller moves within your home country. In fact, we're very good at it, which is why you should give us a call.
The transport network we have in place for large, international moves can be downsized to accommodate the shorter, city-to-city moves. So for instance, our MoveCube® service is used all over the world, transporting furniture, household items and excess baggage across the globe, but if you just need it to run a few things over from one city or town to another, we can cover that too. We're very proud of our MoveCube® because it offers something other relocation companies do not - time.
You see the MoveCube® is a container (of varying sizes) inside a trailer that we park outside your home. It's a lot like a mini shipping container and it's designed to take all manner of goods and items. What will happen is we'll arrive at your home address and drop off the MoveCube® for you to load. After around 4-5 hours, we shall return to collect the MoveCube® and take it to its chosen destination, wherever that may be in the country. It's as simple as that.
Naturally your transit time will be significantly reduced compared to an international shipment with our team of drivers making hundreds of national deliveries on a daily basis, so you won't have long to wait before your MoveCube® is brought to the front door of your new home address for unloading.
If you want to know more about the MoveCube® and see which size is best for you, visit the Moving section of our website or call a member of the team today. They're here 24/7 and are always happy to help. Alternatively you cut to the chase and get a free quote right now to see how much you could save!
20 January 2015
If you've used our services in the past, you may have noticed that 2014 saw a major website revamp. Out went the grey boxes of white text, multiple menus and the woman in red sitting on a wall. In came a more minimalist approach.
We decided to shake things up because we wanted the user experience to be a better one. We know that when people surf our site, they don't float around, viewing random pages as if it were a lifestyle magazine in a dentist's waiting room; they go straight for the service page that will assist them, followed by the quote page.
This is why we've made our quote page more focussed and user-friendly. We believe it's one of the best in the business. Try it out now!
A number of shipping and relocation companies will require you to fill in a form before you can get a quote. For some reason, they want to know your personal details before proceeding. Plus, if you want to draw up a number of different quotes to see which option is best for you, they may well lock it down and tell you to expect the results of your quote via an email the following day. This just isn't convenient. Seven Seas Worldwide don't require any information or a deposit - we just want to give you a price. After that, it's up to you what you want to do next.
We offer a range of services to help move holiday luggage, excess baggage, household items, furniture and commercial goods and with our freight calculator. You'll be able to find a price that suits you in minutes.
Check out our free online quote engine today and see how we can relieve the stress of moving items around the world.