International Relocation

Nelson Westerberg International steps in to bring long-term high-quality expertise and relationships to bear.

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In The U.S.: 800.253.1156
Worldwide: (001) 847.364.1870



Westerberg Global Mobility Services

In 1985 Nelson Westerberg launched its international division as an independent freight forwarder catering to a world on the move. With companies positioning employees globally for decades, the “door to door” forwarding concept allowing one party to arrange the entire international household relocation process from origin to final destination was still relatively new.

Today, the world has shrunk and even more companies seek a global business approach making it necessary to relocate employees in local markets worldwide.  In addition, many transferees are responsible for making their own arrangements.

Corporations interested in sending executives and employees to major commerce centers in Europe, South American, Asia and other key international locations have selected Nelson Westerberg International to manage all aspects of the relocation.

The complexities of an ever-changing global environment necessitate the use of an experienced professional to guide transferees through the international relocation process from finding trusted partners in difficult areas of the world to navigating host country customs procedures. That’s where Nelson Westerberg International steps in to bring long- term high-quality expertise and relationships to bear.

Relationships And Credibility

  • Relationships that span three generations of agents in countries throughout the EMEA, Asia Pacific and the Americas
  • Earned trust with best-in-class airlines, steamship lines, customs brokers, truckers, and agents in the U.S. and countries worldwide.
  • Deep expertise, averaging 15 years per specialist, in all nuance and detail associated with global relocation; from regulatory issues, costs, customs, flexible solutions, and problem solving in a dynamic world platform
  • Knowledge of regulations, requirements, documentation, global logistics, customs, cultures, strategic planning, immigration, and more
  • Independent best-in-class agent and vendor selection with no mandatory ties to a given network or van line, only proven capability and reliability

Accreditation, Certification, Audits

Nelson Westerberg International maintains its certification with five household goods governing bodies. Each is responsible for evaluating and certifying suppliers, agents and brokers that represent transferees and relocating families.

Nelson Westerberg International maintains current accreditation and safety standards with:

  • Federation of International Furniture Removers (FIDI and FAIM)
  • International Association of Movers (IAM)
  • Custom Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection (USCBP)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)

Services Offered to International Transferees

  • Global Move Specialists averaging 15 years of experience in the international household goods transportation industry
  • Individualized move management/planning services to ensure smooth transition to host country
  • Single point management of every aspect of global relocation
  • Total program management including assistance with creating and/or reviewing corporate move policies for maximum efficiencies, and ensuring policy adherence
  • Transportation management including moving agents, ocean and air freight vendors and Customs brokers worldwide
  • International full replacement transit insurance coverage with in-house claims adjustment/settlement

To learn more about relocating globally, consider Nelson Westerberg International for all your corporate transferee relocations.

FIDI-FAIM Certification

Nelson Westerberg has been quality FIDI/FAIM certified since 2003.  Our re-certification in 2005 and 2007 with a zero defect audit extends our mandatory audit period to 4 years.

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C-TPAT Certification

In 2005, Nelson Westerberg earned the status of certified partner in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program sponsored by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

As a C-TPAT partner, Nelson Westerberg International works with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to secure supply chains.  This translates into reduced inspection time and expedited processing at the borders.

» Learn more about C-TPAT Certification

Contact Us

In The U.S.: 800.253.1156
Worldwide: (001) 847.364.1870


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