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Crated shipping versus loose load.  

Crating your shipment means that your boxes and household goods will loaded into lift vans.  This lift van will have only your goods in it and is not going to be shared with anyone else.  The lift van will not be opened until it reaches customs for inspection and for final delivery at your residence. Loose loading shipment on the other hand means that your household goods will be directly put into a truck with other people's things.  This results in multiple handling of your shipment thus increasing mix ups, damages, etc.​ Our goal is to deliver your shipment, door to door safe and intact and this is why we prefer to crate your shipment. Crating insures that your household goods will not be handled too many times thus reducing instances of loss, theft, damages and mix ups. Our crating can be as small as 100 cubic feet which is half a lift van.  As mentioned previously, lift vans can hold a mixture of furniture and boxes.  If you have mostly boxes, we offer cargo container shipment if you have mostly boxes and very small pieces of furniture.  

​All of the companies that we work with are licensed, insured, and bonded.  We work with these companies on a regular basis and will ensure that your shipment arrives in good shape from the beginning to the end.  You will always be in contact with myself or with my move coordinator, Richard Jensen who works right next to me throughout your entire move.  

For further information, please email or call us at and 877.784.2111.

Make Premier Van Lines International your choice for your move to Canada.

Most of the time, we will crate your shipment into crates called lift vans; however, it depends on how big your shipment is.  Each lift van can hold around 1,000 lbs and yields 196 cubic feet which equals to a small studio's worth of household goods. There are three typical steps involved with your relocation.  

​1. Origin Services.  This is where our agent comes in and either packs and/or loads the shipment onto a wooden container called a lift van.  If you like, I can send you an email that has a photo of a lift van as well as the dimensions so you can see what your household goods will be kept in.  You can use one or more lift vans in a given move.

2. Trucking.  Our trucking company will come and pick up your shipment from the agent's warehouse and then deliver it Canada's customs for inspection. Normally, there is no customs fee unless you need a broker due to unforeseen problems getting your household goods cleared through customs. Typically, the cost for a customs broker is $200.00 to $400.00. 

3. Destination Services.  After your shipment clears customs, our agent will pick up the shipment from customs and then deliver the shipment into your house.  We will unload the shipment into your home and remove the debris from your residence.  

We base our business on our reputation.  We are proud of our A+ rating.

We specialize in moves to Canada with over 25 years of experience.

Canada, located above United States from Washington State to Maine offers a wide array of beautiful iconic natural and man made landscapes. Canada's beautiful cities with its sophisticated night life and thriving metropolis and natural wonders like the Rocky Mountains and Niagara Falls makes it an ideal place to relocate and start a new life.  But first, you need a reputable and competent mover and this is where Premier Van Lines International comes in.

Premier Van Lines International specializes in moves to Canada and also from Canada back to the United States.  We will take care of your moves from door to door handling all documents necessary to get through customs and deliver your shipment to your residence.  We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and with over 25 years of experience, you can be assured that you will be in good hands.

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