Logistics, in the context we are using it here, refers to the management and transportation of goods from one place to another. Components include: inbound and outbound transportation, warehousing, materials/goods handling, and order fulfillment. Originally, logistics was used in the military to coordinate the delivery of soldiers and equipment to arrive at the right place at the right time. It’s important not to confuse logistics in the general business model. In this context, it refers primarily to ensuring your goods, personal belongings, furniture, and other items important to you, arrive in a safe condition and timely manner.
When you come to live in Dumaguete you may decide to either build your dream home or buy a property that appeals to your sensibilities. Because of that, and assuming you have brought valuable furniture, household and other items with you, there will be a need to store them in a safe and cost effective environment. There are limited choices available for storage in Dumaguete, but what is available is solid and inexpensive. You can enter into a short or longer term contract depending on your needs.
There are companies who have a long tradition of providing quality services for people like you who want to bring personal property from your country to the Philippines. There are many questions that need to be answered. For example, is it in your best interests to hire a container or share one? Will you be transporting a car? If so, it’s important you are aware of any taxes that may need to be paid.
Shipping companies will be able to address all your concerns. We will refer you to two we trust. You can then decide which one to give your business to.
You will hear moving companies extol their virtues but never their failings. Let’s be direct, moving furniture involves many potential downsides. Please be sure any mover you hire in Dumagute in licensed and bonded. Perhaps most important, be certain they have insurance in place that will pay for any damage caused when moving your furniture. Also, only make full payment after they have completed their work, and you have examined your furniture or goods to ensure they are in undamaged condition.