Salem is the capital city of Oregon, a state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The Willamette River runs through Salem and the city of Portland is only a short car trip away. Expats with children will have plenty of educational institutions to choose from, as Salem is home to many public elementary and secondary schools, boarding schools, universities and colleges. The largest employer in Salem is the state government, but the city is also a centre for agriculture and food processing. Many exciting cultural events are held throughout the year, including the Oregon State Fair, the Salem Film Festival and the annual World Beat Festival. The summer months are dry and the winter months bring light snow, rainfall and cloudy skies. Discover Salemís rich history by visiting one of the cityís many museums, or venture down to the vineyards to taste the areaís stunning wines. The city boasts several locally owned restaurants, serving up delicious cuisine, ranging from seafood to BBQ. Salemís natural beauty offers a perfect place for expats to relocate to, but before you do so, you must figure out the shipping of your household goods. There are two options available as far as shipping container size goes. The first is a 20-foot container, which can hold the contents of a 3-bedroom house. The second is a 40-foot container, which can hold the contents of a 3-bedroom house plus a family car, or a 4 or 5-bedroom house.
In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.
Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)
Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500
Automobiles which do not meet the latest fuel-emission requirements.
Absinthe which is not thujone free.
Any articles suspected of being counterfeit goods.
Including handicraft items made from straw.
Soil is anything considered loose material in which trees and plants may grow.
Plants, Cuttings or Seeds which are capable of propagation.