Common Issues Expats Have to Face

Common Issues Expats Have to Face 

23 Sep 2019 

Starting a new page in a new place should be joyful and exciting, yet, expats should also pay attention to the challenges ahead. Every expat has to face different problems as everyone’s journey is unique. However, don’t panic. There are foreseeable common experiences you may have during the relocation.

1. Delayed Shipments 

As a leading provider of international relocation solutions, we devote our full energy and attention to relocate families to their new home with the least amount of stress or interruption. We always try our best to lower the risk of delaying your goods. However, there is also a chance that bad weather, strike or complicated custom procedures make your items unable to arrive at the destination on time. Delays are usually out of our control, but we will try our best to arrange delivery as soon as the shipment arrives and clears custom. 


2. Mold and mildew 

Mould and mildew can exist on clothing, leather, and similar surfaces, so it is a potential risk to your shipment. Once your items are wrapped and packed away, the pre-existing mold and mildew spores can enter a rapid reproduction phase under right conditions. One of our clients didn’t steam-clean the car before shipping it. When it arrived at the destination, it was a disaster, and sadly, the client did not have Mould & Mildew Insurance coverage. That is also a reason why we strongly urge our clients to fully insure the shipment. Although it is impossible to prevent mold and mildew completely, you can reduce the risk by operating air conditioners and dehumidifiers in the weeks leading up to your packing and seek professional mover who would pack your items with silica gel packets. 

Although it is hard to ensure everything goes perfectly during the relocation, hiring and seeking advice from a professional relocation company can lower the risk.