Service route: Tianjin to Philadelphia;
Service mode: Door to door moving one-stop service;
Case Overview: Ms. Li entrusted Hippo International to ship her furniture items from her home in Tianjin to Philadelphia, USA by sea.

Philadelphia, located in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania, is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the 5th largest city in the United States. It is a set of financial, medical, education and manufacturing, science and technology innovation, biomedicine in one of the prosperous city. Philadelphia was the capital of the United States from 1790-1800, before the founding of Washington, D.C. It is historically significant.

Ms. Li from Tianjin planned to move to Philadelphia by sea in December last year, and only learned that the situation in the Red Sea had deteriorated and shipping costs had soared when consulting with Hippo's business staff about moving costs. After listening to the business staff's advice, she re-planned her cross-country moving itinerary, and only started to move officially this year.

Ms. Lee needed to ship a lot of items, including almost the entire family's furniture and household goods, and according to the door-to-door assessment of the supervisor's prediction, it was necessary to rent a 20-foot container for ocean transportation to Philadelphia, USA. During the assessment, the supervisor also introduced to Ms. Li the process, time, safety and other aspects of moving by sea, so that Ms. Li had a comprehensive understanding of moving from Tianjin to Philadelphia.

The furniture that Ms. Li wanted to transport were all old items. The U.S. government stipulates that new immigrants or citizens residing overseas can bring into (back to) the U.S. tax-free their own personal items and personal property owned and used for more than 12 months and above in their original place of residence, so Ms. Li's cross-country move this time can be tax-free. Here is the packing scene of the day:







Immigrants moving to the U.S., what are the considerations at each stage?

Before moving

(1) Before moving to the U.S., you need to consider how to deal with your current house, selling, renting, or staying; according to our three ways of dealing with the house, you can choose the current furniture retention program and whether you need to purchase new furniture.

(2) Select international moving company can collect some international moving company information through the Internet to compare, here it is recommended that we choose the way six-four folio; six points to look at the professional, four points to look at the price. Of course, if the service is equal, then certainly need to start from the cost.

Second, moving in

(1) in the moving company into the house before, need to do in advance and Xipu moving staff to communicate, valuables in advance instructions, masters in the packing, handling, transportation and destination operations will pay extra attention.

(2) After the operation, you need to leave a list of the bottom, so that it is easy to sign in the destination country when the effective inventory.

(3) Ask for photos when loading the container to understand the condition of the items.

(4) Organize personal information and get ready, Hippo staff will guide you to fill in the destination country customs clearance form.

(5) Ask for the bill of lading, understand the shipping information, bill of lading is the bill of lading, is the carrier signed the contract of carriage of proof, the destination port agent will be based on the bill of lading for customs clearance of goods.

Third, after moving

(1) Landing destination in advance, because the customs clearance time to facilitate the destination of the moving company and you get in touch with them, they will have a simple information verification link.

(2) When the goods are delivered to your door, explain to the workers where each box is placed, and check the status of the goods in time, if there is any problem with the goods, take pictures at the first time, and notify the international moving company at the same time, to help deal with the compensation problem.