Over the 140 years of moving people, we’ve moved royalty, sports stars, musicians and celebrities. Just last year we moved renowned musician from a popular band based in Liverpool who decided to pursue his dreams in Los Angeles. Despite being young and having limited personal items, his record label sponsored an exclusive Full Container Load (FCL) for his relocation. A unique aspect of his move was his beloved dog, requiring specialized pet relocation services.
Challenge: The musician’s relocation posed a dual challenge: safely moving his personal belongings in a dedicated FCL and ensuring the well-being and compliance of his pet’s international travel.
Solution: John Mason International’s expert team, including experienced crew members Steve and George from Liverpool, took charge of the move. Although the musician had pre-packed most items, our crew, upon consultation with move manager Gill, unpacked and professionally repacked them to ensure insurance coverage and create an inventory.
For the pet relocation:
– Our team liaised with the musician and his vet, covering all requirements for the dog’s entry into the USA.
– We arranged all travel details, including collection, boarding, and flight arrangements, ensuring compliance with Customs and DEFRA export requirements.
– A vet examination and the issuance of an Export Health Certificate were organised.
– An airline-approved carrier was provided.
– Before departure, the dog was given a long walk, ensuring a comfortable state for the journey.
– Flight tracking links were provided for the musician to monitor his pet’s progress.
Shipping and Arrival: The belongings were loaded onto the FCL and shipped directly to the Port of LA. Remarkably, the shipment arrived within 7 weeks, ahead of the estimated 6-14 weeks. Upon arrival, our FIDI-recognized agent in LA efficiently managed customs clearance and delivered the items directly to the musician’s new apartment.
Pet Arrival and Aftercare: Our trusted partner agents in LA handled the dog’s arrival process, including import permits and customs clearance. The dog was then delivered safely to the musician’s new home.
Outcome: The musician’s relocation to Los Angeles was executed flawlessly, with both his belongings and his dog arriving safely and efficiently. The success of this move underscored John Mason International’s capability to handle complex relocations, including specialized pet moving services and the management of personal belongings with expert care.
Conclusion: This case study demonstrates John Mason International’s commitment to fulfilling unique relocation needs, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience for clients with diverse requirements. The musician’s successful move to Los Angeles, accompanied by his pet, highlights the company’s expertise in providing comprehensive, tailored solutions for international relocations.