International Shipping: Who Can You Trust With Your Belongings?

International shipping of items can be a tricky business for some people. Having to ship your personal belongings to a country thousands of miles away and then having to get your items inspected by customs can be a stressful process – especially if your shipper or mover  isn’t a reputable expert. Who can you trust to ship your items? “At JK Moving Services, we work with FIDI, which is a Federation (or Alliance) of International Movers,” said Taylor McFarland, International Relocation Coordinator. Through a certified program called FAIM (FIDI Accredited International Mover), FIDI uses a point system of more than […]

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Federal Government Ranks JK Moving as the Best

JK strives to deliver an excellent move experience for all of our customers and we thrive on the feedback we receive from customers. We recently had an important customer provide us with fantastic feedback. JK is proud to announce that according to the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) customer satisfaction rating, JK is the number one rated carrier for international moving for government employees. How was this rating determined? The GSA’s program, Centralized Household Goods Traffic Management Program (CHAMP), manages the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI). The CSI measures the customer satisfaction of a carrier’s individual performance against the average level […]

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Smooth Shipping To Canada

Moving residential customers to Canada is a unique experience.  It’s one of the few international moves that can be done over-the-road and where the customer has to clear customs themselves. A moving company can assist in the process but the customer has to be at customs.  A more typical international move involves a ship or shipping by air freight. JK is pleased to announce that we are a bonded Canadian carrier. To explain the importance of this designation, we’ll outline a move from Washington, D.C. to Toronto, Canada from two different perspectives; the first, moving without a bonded carrier and […]

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JK Welcomes U.S. State Department Employees from Around the World

In late September, JK was pleased to host employees of the U.S. State Department Embassies for a tour of our facilities. We welcomed guests from cities all over the world, including Bamako, Islamabad, Khartoum, and Tokyo, to name a few. Our visitors were all Foreign Service Nationals (FSN). An FSN works in an American embassy and helps service the needs of the U.S. diplomats. This can range from purchasing office supplies to overseeing moving services. During their visit, the FSNs toured JK’s facilities, which included stops at our training house and classroom, our dispatch office, and our warehouse facilities. The […]

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Planning for an International Move

On the first and third Thursday of the month, movers from across North America participate in a discussion on Twitter, called MoveChat, where stories, tips, and advice are shared. Every chat, we discuss a specific part of the moving process. This week the topic was, “Planning for an International Move” and what follows is an edited transcript of the discussion. To see the full discussion, simply log into Twitter and follow the hashtag #movechat. Q1 – How is moving internationally different from moving within the same country? PortageCartage Getting your goods through Customs can be complicated. And delivery takes a […]

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