Southern Winds International has specialized in International Relocations since 1996.
Our standards of excellence have exceeded all industry standards. Our A+ BBB accredited business rating and outstanding record with the FMC confirm our high standards. Thus, whether you are moving household goods, vehicle(s), boat(s), or your precious pet(s), you will be comfortable knowing that Southern Winds International will take care of all aspects of your relocation.
We also offer “In House” Real Estate services / currency conversion & transfers / packing material sales & delivery.
Learn how Southern Winds International can help you with your international relocation needs
What Our Customers Say About Us
We used Southern Winds International to move about 2000 lbs of goods from Seattle to Melbourne, Australia and everything went very smoothly and all of our goods arrived with no damage to anything. We highly recommend this company. Michael Gilbert was our Southern Winds International contact and was very responsive to all my questions both prior to and after the packing up of our goods. The local agent in Seattle (Tacoma) was Lincoln Moving and Storage and in Australia it was Transglobal Shipping and Storage. Both local agents also provided excellent service. In addition to Southern Winds, we obtained quotes from Rainier and Stevens. Rainier gave us a quote for shipment of 10,000 lbs of…
When we got quotes for our move . . . Stevens was the highest. We got quotes from Rainier and Southern Winds. Southern Winds was the least expensive but also had the best customer service from the sales office by a long shot. Rainier’s local agent was very good, I have to say, and if we had gotten more responsive treatment from the sales office, I might have gone with them. I don’t think price alone is a reason to choose one company over the other, but for us the cheapest also offered the best customer service and we felt comfortable with the origin and destination agents. In the end Southern Winds did a great job for us.
Hi We are moving from SF Bay area to Izmir, Turkey… We had never done this before, and needless to say, were worried about shipping. I contacted many many companies, and received many quotes. Some were very low (beware!) and some were very high, and then I did some research and came to this excellent website! I contacted Southern Winds, specifically Michael Gilbert, and he gave us a middle of the road quote. Going on the good reviews from this site, I decided to trust them and gave them the deal. Mr. Gilbert was very courteous, very helpful with all the repeated questions by me, then again with my husband, and never got frustrated. He did not send anyone, however, to see the shipment …
Michele, My stuff was delivered this morning. Very polite, efficient young men. A pleasure to work with. This whole process has been stress free. – Thank you” 🙂
Dear Ed, We wanted to “close the loop” with you on our recent relocation from CA to Maui. After all the horror stories we heard and read about sleazy moving companies and scams and price gauging, and broken or lost items, etc, we are so pleased to report that our move went off beautifully. We had a terrific crew of movers at both ends – Excel Moving in CA and then Royal Hawaiian here in Maui. Everyone was friendly, efficient, helpful, pleasant, respectful of our “stuff” and all around fabulous. We are so glad we found you folks and that you have reliable vendors under your wing. Plus, your patience with us and our bzillion questions along the way helped tremendously. We really wanted …
Michele, hi Kristine. Just to let you know that my crate arrived safely last week…. Thank you so much for a very successful move. Everything was handled so professionally and we are thrilled with it. 🙂
I had a fantastic experience with Southern Winds for our move from Sacramento, CA to Canberra, Australia. We shipped a 20′ container and much of it was filled with my husband’s construction tools. Michael Gilbert at Southern Winds was GREAT, as was George Cooper, our contact at Aus Van Lines here. Our container was delivered yesterday and everything is fine! The communication we received from everyone was very good, and we had no problems with the customs/quarantine end of things. (We had to have 2 items steam cleaned, but all of this was clearly explained to us). Our price was good too. We are very happy we chose Southern Winds!!
After a long search for the right moving company I decided to use Southern Winds International. My inquiry to this Company was promptly responded by Donovan. I was explicitly informed about prices and time of delivery. The price compared to other movers was competitive. Donovan was patiently helpful with all questions about custom and other forms. The US-mover picked up our 48 boxes on time. The English mover informed us about the arrival of the boxes and when they would be forwarded to Portugal. Whenever we had an additional question, we could turn to Donovan and were informed promptly. The boxes were delivered to our house in Portugal exactly on time. Each one of the 48 boxes looked …
In December of last year we moved from San Diego to Perth Australia using Southern Winds. The cost was roughly $6500 for a 20ft container. It took about four weeks for the shipment to arrive and clear customs. We were very pleased with promptness, professionalism and price of the Southern Winds company.
I just wanted to let you know that I used Southern Winds International to move from NYC to Manchester, UK based on your site, and they were fantastic! Not only was the crew really nice, but so were the ‘office’ people in California, responding to email within the hour. My belongings were picked up, and delivered without a hitch and everything arrived in the condition they left the US. All in all, I really recommend them for all of your moving needs. They also have the most competitive prices of the market (I’ve looked!).