Fast, reliable and only with minor damages move of goods
I shipped my household and car from Dubai to Athen, Greece. I opted for the door to door service. ISS quotation was one of the most competive but not the cheapest. Nonetheless, talking to them gave me a sense of reassurance that they will be able to deliver on their promises. To be honest they tried to convince me to opt for the door to port service and then hire somebody else from there to complete the job. But I just wanted not to overcomplicate it. In retrospective, I should have taken their advice. I had a repatriation certificate with me, hence I did have to pay any duties at destination.
The removal part left me very satisfied. Good, professional packing with good materials. Also ISS did a great job fitting my car and my personal effects in one 20ft container. Waited for a week or so to find the right vessel schedule and it took her 13 days to reach Piraeus.
The custom clearance in Greece and the delivery of my personal effects was handled by a local company (KAE International). It took them quite a bit to complete theprocess and also charged me fees for emptying the container, pulling out the car and storing it which I felt I shouldn't be charged for. Other that that, I was happy with the delivery crew and their professionalism when they finally delivered.
However, the biggest problem was and still is with my car. Before shipping my car I wanted to make sure that I would be able to register it in Greece. ISS and their partners confirmed that this will be the case, hence I went ahead with the shipping. However, the ground reality in Greece is different and now I am stuck with a car I cannot register.