International relocations can be very stressful, however, Hermes
makes this important day as easy and stress-free as possible by letting
you leave all the worries to us.
If you are moving back to homeland, Hermes is here to help
you through your moving process.
Hermes can handle Full Container Loads (FCL) as well
as Less Container Load Shipments (LCL) originating from anywhere in the
U.S. to Greece as well as roll-on roll-off service for automobiles and boats.
For those who are really in a hurry Hermes can airfreight
their shipment at the most competitive prices.
International moves are subject to more regulations than local or interstate
moves and therefore require more planning. It is preferable to arrange the
details of your international relocation in person or via telephone.
For any questions you may have regarding the preparation of your move, please
call us at any time. Our goal is to always provide you with personalized
service on your important moving day.
The points listed below are to help you get a better understanding of the
shipping services and costs offered by Hermes. These services
may or may not affect your above rate, but it is advisable for you to read
1. LCL means "less than container load." It is
where your freight will be loaded into a groupage container (sharing a container
with other people's freight) and shipped out of a designated terminal.
2. Terminal means the containers station. They are
shipping terminals only, this is where freight is shipped out, and where
freight is deconsolidated (unloaded) and/or released. They aren't origin
warehouse. storage facilities or packaging stores.
3. Our origin warehouses can offer the shipper a wide
variety of origin services such as pickup, loose packing with pickup, palletization
4. Palletization/liftvanning/crating are packing methods
used to protect your goods from being damaged, destroyed, lost or stolen.
We highly recommend these services for your freight.
A. Pallets are recommended when you are shipping boxes of personal effects
B. We recommend lift vans/crating when you are shipping household goods
such as furniture and mattresses.
5. Another packaging suggestion is the super box which
can hold up to approximately 45/cuft./450lbs. These boxes are great for
all types of personal effects such as computers, CD's, clothes, linens,
dishes, pots and pans, etc.
6. The last packaging suggestion is the use of trunks
and footlockers. These are excellent for shipping personal effects and you
will reduce your cost since they don't have to be palletized or crated.
7. Linehauling: this is known as "Straight Pickup".
Linehauling of the freight can be from an origin warehouse or from a residence.
a. Origin warehouse: Pickup from a origin warehouse. Usually involves lift
vans and large distances from the origin warehouses to the terminal. For
example, moving lift vans across the country from the East coast to the
West coast and then shipping the freight to Greece.
b. Local/interstate pickup: this usually involves pickup from a residence.
8. When your freight is received at the terminal it
is carefully inspected, weighed and measured for an accurate CUFT./LBS.
total. There is no problem in having more or less than what we originally
quoted you, your rate will be modified accordingly to the actual volume/weight.
9. Gross vs. the Net: There is a slight expansion
factor with these services usually 5% to 10% w/palletization and 10% to
20% with liftvanning/crating. This expansion factor is known as the gross
while your loose packed goods is known as the net, you will be charged and
billed by the gross. Eg. if you have 100cuft. of personal effects the gross
after palletization will be 110cuft. and if you have 100cuft. of household
goods in a lift van you will be looking at a gross of 120cuft.
10. Full Destination Service includes the
following: all terminal handling charges, custom clearance [excluding duties
and taxes if any], inland trucking to your door, at your door the unloading,
unpacking and the discarding of all debris.
11. Duties: There are generally no duties on used
personal effects that are older than 1 year. Specifically so for Greeks
returning to Greece, and meet the
requirements, for tax relief, they will have to contact the Greek Embassy
or you local Consulate to get the “Certificate of Repatriation”. For more
information about the current regulations in Greece
please click here
or contact our company either via our Toll Free #:877-889-7011
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Paperwork: We will need a detailed packing inventory
list on what you are planning to ship overseas. This list will be used for
Customs, insurance purposes and for Hermes records.
13. Payment: With regards to payment for all LCL shipments
can either be prepaid or we may require a $500.00 deposit which will be
credited towards the final balance owed. Balance must be paid before freight
leaves port, there are no exceptions.
14. Insurance : With full origin service rendered
the insurance premium will be 3.00% of the value insured, that's $30.00
for every $1000.00 of coverage. We use Ramon Insurance, major insurance
brokerage firm that specializes in marine cargo insurance. This type of
insurance provides full coverage for your freight from origin to destination
point. This type of policy is known as "All Risks Policy". The
bottom line with this type of policy is that if something should happen
to your freight, your claim will be processed and paid in full for the purchased
amount within a reasonable period of time. Insurance-with no origin services
rendered to the shipper's freight, the insurance premium will be 2% of the
value insured, and that’s $20.00 for every $1000.00 of coverage. The insurance
broker is the same, but the name of the policy is known as Named Perils/FPA.
The only way your claim will be paid will be is if the something major happens
to the container (washed out to sea, fire, theft, destroyed at terminal),
it will be processed and paid within a reasonable period of time. The minimum
insurance premium amount is $ 40.00"
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