I've read what I can about shipping on here, but I'm missing some info, and it would also be good to hear about recent shipping experiences. My questions are as follows.
1. How does it work with shipping your personal effects etc over, but you haven't secured permanent accommodation? I'm not sure about the best timing, as obviously it would be better to receive our things at our permanent address. However, we won't know this address until we are there so would the shipping company be able to do this?
We are moving at a prime time so it could be a couple of weeks between arriving and moving into permanent accommodation. I'm not sure what shipping date to pick, i.e. should it be before we fly over, or should we ask family to help with sending our stuff at a later date.
2. Can anyone give recommendations of shipping companies they have used for recent moves from the UK? Previous forum posts are either quite of date (some companies/links not working) or are just dealing with shipping smaller items rather than a pallet or two of personal effects. We don't know the exact weight/size of our shipment yet so using the 'fixed weight' type forwarding services doesn't seem to be the right choice.
If there is any problem with naming companies on here, then I'm happy to receive a PM instead.