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Ban on Household Goods (HHG) Shipments to the US

globe flightsFollowing the discovery of a series of suspected explosive devices aboard cargo flights, at Move One, we would like to inform all our customers, partners and readers that new security procedures have been introduced to all air freight destined for the United States.

As of now, a 30 day ban has been imposed on all cargo considered to be an elevated risk – including all household goods or personal effects traveling from any points of the world to the US. Additionally, as the devices were intercepted in an ink-cartridge shipment whilst in transit in the UK, high capacity toner and ink cartridges will be banned entirely from passenger flights, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Multiple airlines have already announced more stringent security requirements from customers wishing to ship by air freight, and we anticipate similar announcements from all airlines flying to the US. These requirements include prohibitions on any shipment paid for in cash, shippers without established shipping addresses and any cargo forwarded by a foreign carrier.

Please be warned that the new measures are expected to cause substantial delays to shipments, reduce cargo capacity and increase associated costs.

We continue to monitor the situation and will keep you updated on developments as we receive more information from our carriers.

Should you require further information about your specific shipment, please contact your Move One representative or e-mail

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