I need some advice on logistics. My possession would probably fill a 20 ft container and I’m planning to move from Brisbane to Portugal. Has anybody here done this, and how do you manage it?
Logistically it’s a bit of a nightmare. I’ll need to be in Australia to pack the goods, but then be in Portugal to receive them. If I don’t yet have a residence, where do I store the stuff? And when it’s time to unload it all, how do I get it to the flat or house?
No, I can’t just sell it all off. This stuff comprises my work tools (electronics) mostly, including parts I’ve accumulated over 45 years. As well as boxes of valuable DVDs, CDs, hi-fi gear, ham radio gear, yachting instruments, computers and a metric shit-ton of books.
While we’re at it, anyone know about import duty rules for Portugal? I assume they won’t regard much of this as “exempt household goods.”