The port of Vancouver has been experiencing severe delays over the last two months. The cumulative effect of surging demand, extreme weather and intermittent road and rail closures have caused significant delays, with over 50 vessels waiting to unload at the port.
We're working hard to meet our quoted transit times, but some delays are unavoidable, and we thank our customers for their patience.
Moving House with Seven Seas Worldwide
Let's make moving home as smooth as possible. We won't sugar-coat it; moving house is stressful. Transferring every single item in your possession from one place to another, sometimes to another country? Eurgh. No wonder we only do it a handful of times in our lives. That’s why Seven Seas Worldwide wants to lighten the load. We’ve been in the business nearly twenty years, moving the personal belongings of hundreds of thousands of customers. We know what it takes to ensure hair stays in the scalp and toys stay in the pram.
If you’re moving home soon, take a look at the services we offer to make the big day a relatively smooth one. For instance, we're very proud of our MoveCube® service which parks your own mini container outside your door*. All you have to do is load the container with your boxes, bags and furniture. Think of it as a more exhausting but still satisfying game of Tetris. The MoveCube will turn up at your address and, after loading, will then transfer to your chosen destination whether that be in another town, city or country. The International MoveCube is on hand for those moving overseas and the Domestic MoveCube is aimed at the customer taking a shorter - though no less important - journey.
If you are moving overseas then you should be aware of an important fact about us. We own and centrally-control our own network, so when your household is shipped in the MoveCube it never leaves our network: safe and secure. With us, there is no calling a different shipping agent when you arrive at the destination who then gives you a whole new range of costs that you had never been told about. Our quote stands for the whole shipment.
When calling, you will always speak to a member of the Seven Seas Worldwide team from start to finish. We operate 24/7, 365 days a year. You can also view and control the process yourself online!
Sometimes it's impossible to move into a new property on the same day as leaving an old one and for those occasions, the MoveCube can be stored while you wait. When you're ready to receive your belongings again, let us know and we'll redeliver them to your address - or to a new one, depending on your requirements!
Plus we've also provided a page on how to pack and a guide to our removals insurance. Peace of mind and all that. Oh and if there's something we haven't covered, check out our Moving FAQs.
Right, shall we get the ball rolling?
MoveCube Delivery/Collection Options
When you order your MoveCube, depending upon your location, there are a few options that could be available to you. We offer Door to Door service for addresses within our depot's coverage but some rural areas may have the following options available.
Here are your options:
In this instance, the address from which you wish to send lies outside the operational area of our closest depot so we are unable to deliver any MoveCubes to you. Your destination address however does lie within the operational area of our closest depot meaning we are able to deliver MoveCubes. So here's what happens: You load a van or pickup truck with your possessions and drive to our closest depot. You will then pack one or more MoveCubes, depending on how much you wish to send. After shipping, the MoveCubes will be delivered to your destination address for unpacking.
In this instance, both the address from which you wish to send and the destination address lies outside the operational area of our closest depots so we are unable to deliver any MoveCubes directly to you. So here's what you do: You load a van or pickup truck with your possessions and drive to our closest depot. You will then pack one or more MoveCubes, depending on how much you wish to send. After shipping, you or your nominee will drive to the closest depot to your destination address (where the MoveCubes will have been delivered) to unpack and collect your shipment.
In this third and final instance, the address from which you wish to send lies within the operational area of our closest depot so we are able to deliver MoveCubes but your destination address, however, lies outside the operational area meaning we are unable to deliver MoveCubes to that location. In this case, the MoveCubes would be delivered to your address to be packed. After shipping, you or your nominee will drive to the closest depot to your destination address (where the MoveCubes will have been delivered) to unpack and collect your shipment.
* Our MoveCube/StoreCube™ service is only available in the areas around our local depots in the major cities. However, in order to assist those people much further outside the city, we also offer the opportunity to pack a MoveCube at the Seven Seas Worldwide depot nearest to you.
Finally, take a look at our pages of decluttering advice for those moving to specific countries, complete with links to popular retail stores.
More Moving Services
Introducing the MoveCube®, your own small shipping container to fill up and get shipped wherever you need it - the easiest way to move lots of stuff...ever!
Nationwide Mini Moves
Seven Seas Worldwide ship excess baggage and personal belongings all over the world, door-to-door, but we're also here for life's small removals.
Our City Moves service offers 'man-with-a-van'-style city removals along with temporary storage for your belongings.