Combating Rising Shipping and Relocating Costs with Allied Movers 

Countries worldwide are experiencing global inflation. Costs of living have risen sharply. The shortage of consumer goods, rising oil and gas prices, trade barriers as well as the great resignation all contributed to the phenomenon. On top of that, shipping costs have also surged due to high demand following the lifting of restrictions post-COVID. According to BBC, sending a single 40ft container from Asia to Europe currently costs USD17,000 - 10 times more than the year before, when it was USD1,500. 

Global supply chains are still hampered by labour shortages and logistics challenges caused by the pandemic as some countries still grapple with the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, lockdowns in Shanghai, Beijing and other Chinese cities have led to growing ship queues off China, threatening more delays in shipping goods and higher freight rates. Even though the Chinese government has lifted some restrictions and opening the country up in phases from June 1, they are still trying to clear the massive backlog that has been accumulating.  This could exert further pressure on global supply chains which are still reeling from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, keeping inflation running hot. 

With the rising costs, one must wonder how costly it would be to move abroad during such times. Undoubtedly, costs are on the rise but we at Allied has a solution to help you cope with these costs. 

For example, many of our clients enjoy significant cost savings through our groupage services. This can be achieved when household goods (HHG) from different moves but heading to a similar destination share a shipping container. According to past records, total savings of up to 50% can be made if you choose this option. As mentioned earlier, shipping costs has risen 10-fold, this is the most cost-effective way to ship your household goods and other items if you wish to relocate abroad. 

Allied is a reputable and renowned mover with over 400 years of experience. First established in China in 1998, Allied has grown to be a brand locals trust and love. With an extensive network and global footprint reaching 965 locations in more than 200 countries and territories, you can effectively move to any part of the world and Allied still has the means to assist in your move. We also provide door-to-door, packing and unpacking services. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you in your next move, please do not hesitate to drop us an email at

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