Shipping of Personally Owned Cargo
to Destinations Worldwide

POV Personally Owned Vehicles,
HHG/PE Personal Effects
Personal Property of all Kinds
Boats, Planes, Recreational Vehicles
Caravan Travel Trailers, Classic Cars

New Shipment
Rate Request

    Personally Owned Property shipments    


       POV Vehicles, HHG/PE Household Goods/Personal Effects
       Recreational Vehicles, Boats, Planes
       Caravan Travel Trailers, Classic Cars
       All Kinds of Personally Owned Property

    Move Overseas

     Non-military / non-impelled cargo only.
     Cargo moves that require Jones Act vessels (US flag only/impelled cargo)
     carry higher surcharges and must be declared at the time of any request for rates.

First time international shipper?
New shippers are welcome.

   Take the first step
   toward a smooth international move.

Be prepared.
Find out "How to, and How much?"
Receive expert guidance on export-import ocean carrier selection, port routing, local services at origin/destination, customs requirements, and specific advice.

Even if you are not going right away, let us know about your plans.
We will respond with an estimate for your destination.

Most carrier rate quotes are only valid for up to 30 days.

We can help.
For future export/import projects needing support well in advance of the actual shipping date, we recommend becoming a Retained Sefco Account.
Receive our closest attention and care.


     International Visitors
     Export Services

Please tell us more about what you need to ship...

    New Purchases (for Export)
    Let us know the Store/Receipt Number
    and Saleperson Contact Info.

    Purchasing items to be consolidated?
    For LCL cargo - Less than container loads
    please confirm: (1) the commodity
    (2) send a list with weight & measure
    (3) dimensions:
    Length x Width x Height and number of pieces.
    Indicate if you will need EXPORT PACKING.

    Larger Loads
    Choose: 1 x 20-foot ocean container, 1 x 40-ft ocean container
    For the overseas shipping of Vehicles, Trailers, Boats
    RoRo Shipping - Advise Year / Make / Model / W-M - 3-Dimensions
    Dealer/supplier name and contact details.

     For International Shipping Rate & Service Requests:

     Confirm the Price

     Step 1)    Provide your cargo information using our 
     Proceed with your International Shipment

     Step 2)     Make a Booking to Ship your Cargo

Open a Sefco Export Account
for Ex-Im Support Services

     Export-Import Transportation & Support Services
     Our pre-export service includes comprehensive research and advice covering: Export-Import Shipping Line/Ocean Carrier Routes, Freight Rate Calculation & Confirmation, Carrier Service Comparison, Vessel Frequency & Transit Times. If the cargo is READY FOR SHIPMENT in under 30 days, we can provide a carrier confirmed rate. Most international shipping line rates are valid for a limited time, so prices for shipments scheduled to happen much further in the future can only be an estimate.

     Once you/our customer ("shipper") authorize us to proceed, we make a booking with the selected ocean carrier and prepare to file the EEI electronic export information (US Customs/AES Export Declaration). This is a critical part of all US Export shipments, and can only be done electronically with AES/US Customs. Without a proof of filing number (ITN), showing the shipment has been approved for export by US Customs, nothing can be loaded and exported. At Sefco, we file these critical US Customs EEI export declarations for all our US export customers.

     After the cargo has loaded the vessel and departed, we provide copies of the B/L shipping documents, arrange payment of all ocean fees/surcharges due to the carrier, and provide status reports as the shipment moves along its way. Smooth, clean business.

     Book your shipment with Sefco

     Export/Import Shipping   >  


    Have a look at our very helpful online guides (free access)
Our website explains the options available for export/import shippers.

     Our carriers go to Destinations Worldwide

     FCL full container & LCL partial container service
     Ro/Ro Roll-on, Roll-off Shipping
     for Self Propelled vehicles & Heavy Equipment

For smaller loads (LCL cargo), client/shippers can self-package the cargo and deliver to our designated LCL Export Receiving/Shipping Warehouse(s) located throughout the United States.

For Ro/Ro & FCL vehicle shipments, client/shippers will be instructed on our shipping docs/instructions regarding where to deliver the cargo.

     We can arrange:   Economy Service

Client/shippers make their own arrangements to package and load the cargo into FCL full containers. Any "door" moves must be from a commercially acceptable location for container truckers. Read more about FCL service: "Live-Load" and "Drop & Pick".

For smaller LCL cargo shipments, if pickup is needed (for prepacked export cargo) we can utilize 3rd party "Line-Haul Truckers" for transport to the Receiving/Shipping terminal.

If you are new to international shipping and need to economize, see our online DIY "do it yourself" tips:

     We can arrange:   Origin/Destination Services for HHG/PE shipments, where we utilize the local services of agents and 3rd party contractors.

     Origin Services are optional extra services that include arranging for local labor/movers (O/A services). O/A origin agent mover service covers inside-of-residence labor, packaging and loading directly into a container or pickup, transfer to our designated export receiving/loading facility.

    For vehicles, we provide referrals to known domestic transporters (if inland pickup/pier delivery is required). Some destinations require cleaning/fumigation services for the cargo being shipped. Where feasible, we provide qualified referrals and support as needed by our clientele.

    Destination Services are optional extra services that include arranging for DDC destination customs clearance and delivery from port to door.

    Book your international transport with Sefco, and we can assist with arrangements for any local services that may be needed.

    "Overseas Moving Specialists"

     A note about our history in the overseas shipping industry.
Sefco's President, Joseph Quinn, has a long history in the export/import business (starting at a family owned Ex/Im company during the '70's).

    Mr. Quinn started his work in the "Overseas Moving" business in July 1986 and has since arranged several thousand individual cargo shipments.

    We have arranged overseas moves on behalf of accounts ranging from UN Missions (Government-paid) to Private Individuals (Self-paid; students, retirees, all walks of life). The firm (OMS) was an established international shipping company based in New York City. Reciprocal agents for customs clearance & delivery were located throughout the world. The company literally had its own fleet of trucks, and a large in-house labor force (Teamsters Union, local 814).   [Read more...]

    That history and operation has changed significantly in the last 31+ years. In the '70's and '80's we used telex and cables. No more. Today - almost everything is information oriented. Computers are central, email is how instructions are sent, customs documentation is filed electronically (no more paper). Labor Management has changed. We do not have our own labor force. Sefco is an international freight forwarder, similar in some ways, to how a travel agent books space on a airplane. But for cargo. And often making customs filings for our clients. Frequently arranging additional export/import services at both ends of the voyage, as needed.

    Our significant and substantive experience in the international shipping business can be checked and verified by reading the testimonials and feedback received from many hundreds of very real shippers, sent to us over several decades.   [Read more...]


     When a customer needs local "origin & destination services" (movers/packers/craters, truckers, etc.) we can help make the necessary arrangements. Our shipments now originate from anywhere in the USA, as well as from/to points all around the world. We have trade contacts and extensive market knowledge gained over 3 decades.

     Any task requiring Origin Services, would need to first be booked with SEFCO for at least the international transportation part of the job. In general, we help with referrals and rate quotes from local providers close to where the cargo is located. If acceptable, our customer can pay for such local services directly (unless otherwise agreed.)

     Shipping internationally can have potentially complex requirements and unknown risks. We have more than 3 decades in the export/import shipping business, and have arranged thousands of international shipments. Get the help and support that your international shipment deserves. Sefco is the way to go.


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