In this section you can find hints & tips plus documents and general information. It's always being updated.. If there is anything you can't find just contact us:
Boxchain-Moving is an international household moving company based in Singapore. Boxchain-Moving is owned and operated by Icon Relocation. We have decades of experience in the International Moving industry and we have developed Boxchain-Moving for the modern expatriate market in Singapore. Our services reflect the current demands and needs of international moving in and out of Singapore. We are also part of the the expatriate community and have experienced overseas moves ourselves. Feel free to reach out to us to chat through any questions you have about your move.
We know, there are no shortage of moving companies in Singapore, all offering the same narrative. It’s a tricky service to purchase, because you are being sold a promise and not something you can trust completely from the get-go. Recommendations are a good start but services can change, calibre of staff changes and so on.
Cost is a major factor, and of course a ‘job well done’ is essential.
For many of our customers the ‘Boxchain Lite’ service puts you in control of the move. You only pay for the volume you use and you take care of the packing. For smaller volumes this is a service you can feel comfortable with, added to which it’s designed to be a low cost solution. ‘Boxchain Lite Plus’ adds the convenience of a crew packing your shipment under your direction. For full container loads Boxchain-Moving offers our customers the ‘CTR’ service with full packing of a 20ft or 40ft container.
Boxchain-Moving grasps the reality of the current international moving market in Singapore. More and more people are having to pay personnaly for their move out of Singapore and it’s not thrilling purchase, especially when there are so many bills and issues to settle before leaving. We keep our overhead costs down to keep your move costs down and we understand exactly what is required to move your personal possessions in a professional and efficient way - Without costing the earth.
We are ourselves part of the expatriate community and Boxchain-Moving has community at it’s core. When we welcome you to our services we say you’ve joined the Boxchain!
Joining the Boxchain is more than just a phrase.. As explained below.
When you book a move with Boxchain-Moving we say you’ve joined the Boxchain! It refers to the chain of jobs that fit together when we consolidate a container. It also means you’re part of our community. You can choose if you want to follow our social network or not. In either case you can still earn discounts for recommendations and for adding value to our service with ideas and comments. We want to shape Boxchain to be shaped by the people for the people.
A survey is the preparation for your move, and it’s important to get all the details correct. Our Boxchain Lite & Lite Plus services gives you the opportunity to control the volume so a home visit survey is not required - Although we are always happy to come out and meet customers, even if it’s one box!
For a larger moves we will make a visit to you and check what needs to be packed and wrapped. With this info we can discuss the best options for you.
Volume is the backbone of the moving industry, the general costs of a move revolve around the size and volume.
With Boxchain-Moving you have an option to pay per cubic meter (cbm) which is suitable for moves up to about 15 cbm.. Beyond that we have our Boxchain CTR service which is for full container loads.
‘Mode’ is the industry word for the type of shipment. Typically you will hear about groupage, shared load, LCL & FCL. Airfreight is also a mode of shipment.
‘Boxchain-Moving Lite’ is our version of a groupage/shared load with a more relevant service structure.
LCL is a direct service for shipments up to about 10 cbm. Nowadays it is a costly operation and not so popular.
FCL is a direct (sole use) 20ft or 40ft container. At Boxchain-Moving we call it the CTR service.
GPG is a shared load service. This is typically a low volume move. The shipment is consolidated with other jobs and shipped to port once the Mover has achieved a full container. Transit time is open.. It’s a cost effective move but not fast. It all depends on the when the Mover has a container ready to go.
AIR is a direct service. Small shipments flown to the nearest airport and then delivered by the destination office.
Origin is your residence or point of collection. If you are living in a condo there will be forms/deposit to be made with the management. Also most condos will install lift padding, and majority charge for it (usually $50-150). This all needs to be booked in advance.
If you are choosing our ‘Boxchain Lite’ service then our crew is only delivering materials which does not require management (MCST) involvement. Collection of the packed shipment from you at a later date may require notification to MCST.
If we have a crew coming into pack then MCST will require notification ahead of time.
Preparing what needs to be packed before our crew arrives is important. If we are packing for you the crew will need direction. The most important point to note is that you must check everything has gone before we leave.
Mold & Mildew - An issue for us all in Singapore. To avoid any contamination of the shipment you need to make sure everything is clean and dry. For clothing a good tip is to purchase vacuum bags. We do supply silicon gel for the packing boxes.
Freight is the element of your move that accounts for most of the transit time. Ultimately all moves by sea end up in 20ft or 40ft steel containers.
Where are you moving to? We will advise you on the correct steps in regard to clearing your possessions at destination.
For shipments heading to the UK you now need to complete the TOR ‘Transfer of residence’ ahead of packing. Click here for more info.
Along the process of your move you may require storage. We can accommodate this in Singapore and overseas. We utilise lift van (wooden container) storage. Ask us for more details.