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Global Shipping News 2021 – February Newsletter

Global Shipping News 2021 Star International Global Relocation Port Arial view There have been quite a few developments since our last newsletter and things do continue to change rapidly. Shipping continues to be challenging globally, with the West Coast ports impacted by heavy congestion due to the incredible number of imports. This is causing major transit time delays, as well as chassis availability to handle the containers and causing additional port demurrage and chassis charges.   This congestion is closely tied to the increased global demand for Asian exports, coupled with reduced sailing frequencies and the large number of empty containers being held back in EU and US ports, which has created a significant container shortage in Asia. This is leading to shipments being rolled over for weeks, thereby lengthening transit time. Due to limited space, shipping lines are now charging rates that are 200% higher compared with this time…

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Things People Tend to Forget to Pack When Moving

Moving takes a lot of work and planning. In the midst of all the chaos, it’s common for people to forget to pack things, only to remember them when they’re en route to their new home. Sometimes it’s something that can be easily replaced, like an old USB cable. Other times, it could be something important, like a case that contains identification cards. Adding these things to your inventory can help prevent leaving these items behind.     In today’s post, the local and international movers at Star Moving Solutions share the things that people tend to forget when packing for a move.    Important Documents   An average homeowner has just enough important documents to fill a single briefcase or binder. If you have more, prepare a document box and clearly label it as such. The following are the types of documents that fall in this category:   Personal Documents — These…

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What Makes Moving So Hard?

Moving sounds easy to people who haven’t moved before, but to those who have had to relocate at least once know that moving is more than just hiring movers, putting your things in a truck and hauling it off to a new place. The residential and commercial movers at Star Moving Solutions share the reasons that make moving difficult and some pieces of advice that can ease the experience.

Should You Tip Your Movers?

Should You Tip Your Movers?

Giving tips is generally a way of life in certain industries. You probably wouldn’t give it a second thought when dining out or when checking out of your hotel room. However, it’s less clear cut about whether or not you should give tips to local movers after they help you relocate.

A room full of cardboard boxes after moving to a new place

How to Keep Your Home Clean While You’re Packing

When you’re packing for a move, you may be surprised by how cluttered and messy your home can get in a short amount of time. And when your home is messy, not only can it be difficult to move around but it can make packing even harder than it already is. Thankfully, experts say that there are a few ways you can get around this dilemma and keep your home clean when you’re packing.   In this post, neighborhood movers Star Moving Solutions discuss how you can keep your home clean while you’re packing for a move.

A room full of cardboard boxes before moving

6 Ways You Can Reduce Your Move’s Environmental Impact

Moving is a daunting and hectic task that almost everyone has to face at some point in their lives. When you move to a different place, you have a lot of things to think about, such as the packing, your finances and the movers who’ll help you relocate. With so many things to handle, it’s understandable if your move’s environmental impact is the last thing on your mind. In fact, most don’t even realize that moving to a different home can impact the environment to begin with. Unfortunately, a move can indeed affect the environment. Luckily, there is a way to get around the environmental impacts caused by a move. Here are the six different ways homeowners can reduce their environmental impact when moving to a new home.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Making a Moving Inventory

Relocating is always a daunting task whether we’re talking about small-scale relocation to full-on commercial moving. However, both local and long-distance moving companies agree that things get a lot easier if you have a good moving inventory. What exactly is a moving inventory, and how do you make one for your next move? Read on to find out.

A happy family while moving during summer

Summer Moving: The Do’s and Don’ts to Keep in Mind

Moving on a normal day is already hard enough for any homeowner. After all, you’ll have to think about the different logistics of relocating, such as your finances, the packing and even the movers who’ll help you do so. However, if moving on a normal day is hard, moving during the summer can be even more challenging and as such, there are a few things that you need to remember before you do so. Here are the do’s and don’ts of summer moving that every homeowner should keep in mind.