Alpha Marine

Alpha Marine

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Quality of service: 4.5

Punctuality: 3.9

Accuracy of Estimate: 4.6

Customers’ rating: 4.9

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About Alpha Marine

Alpha Marine, Inc. offers services to make sure that all of your goods have packing and are ready to go before they are shipped. We also oversee the entire process from start to finish. This is to ensure that all of your goods arrive safe and sound, as they should. Additionally, our team will advise you on the most cost-effective and most efficient modes of transportation. Furthermore, we will act as your contact throughout the entire process.

Moving-Me about Alpha Marine

Alpha Marine, Inc. is an international freight forwarder with the knowledge, experience and comprehensive resources to transport your goods globally. Whether their clients need to ship household goods, personal effects, vehicles or commercial goods, their experienced team provides a step by step process to meet those needs and deliver goods worldwide.

Alpha Marine Licenses & Certificates

Alpha Marine is fully licensed and insured to handle any type of move. The company is registered with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. They also have FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) registration to legitimately perform interstate moves. The experience of the company and the training of the employees really set this company from others in the industry.

ICC MC number: not provided

US D.O.T: 2037368

(US Department of Transportation number)

Local State License: not provided

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What is Alpha Marine cost?

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Alpha Marine Reviews

We had a terrible experience with Alpha Marine. It was an international move from California to Europe and upon arrival about 30% of our things were either broken or damaged. The last time we moved from California to Europe, I packed the 40-foot ocean container myself. I think one thing broke and one thing was damaged. And I’m not a professional. I just care about our things so was careful in packing them correctly. Then, when we moved from Europe back to California, I packed the ocean container again – one broken thing. I have moved a thick glass top to a coffee table from Calif. to Europe, Europe to Calif., Calif. to Virginia and Virginia to California without a scratch. But when we hired Alpha Marine to move us, that glass top got huge chips that took off 2 corners. One of our precious things didn’t even show up – a ceramic planter pot given to my wife from her aunt (now deceased). Another ceramic pot was broken into a couple dozen pieces. If you’ve ever dropped a ceramic pot, it usually breaks into 3 or 4 pieces. I have no idea what happened to smash a planter pot into more than 20 pieces. A granite pestle and mortar that was inside of a Tupperware container surrounded by other Tupperware containers also arrived broken. Yeah, solid granite. Table legs, tabletops, chair legs and frames of art were scuffed beyond repair. Couch pillows had huge asphalt stains on them, like some ran over them with a truck. Wine glasses, bowls and plates that we had packed so carefully were also broken. These same wine glasses, plates and bowls did not get broken when we packed them in an identical manner on our previous moves. It’s sad that we paid over $10k to have Alpha Marine move our things and so many of our irreplaceable belongings got damaged on the journey. We filed a Better Business Bureau report against Alpha Marine because we could not come to an agreement on a resolution – they offered us no compensation whatsoever. There are others who have filed poor Better Business Bureau reports against Alpha Marine too. You should definitely check out the BBB website.

It was the right move with Alpha Marine, Inc. I decided to relocate from California back to Germany and needed a reliable shipping company. I chose Alpha Marine and they worked excellent with me and my timetable. They helped me with the paperwork and customs. My household arrived safely. I can recommend Alpha Marine.
- Gabriele S.

Excellent Service For International Move. Jerry at Alpha Marine did a awesome job coordinating my international move from the Philippines to the United State. There prices are very fair and reasonable. Jerry kept in touch by email throughout the whole process. I am very happy with there service. I definitely recommend using Alpha Marine for any type of move.
- Shaun K.

Best moving company ever! Jerry and his team made our move back to the UK a piece of cake, rather than the nightmare I was expecting. They are the nicest people you could meet, from Jerry and his very sweet wife in the office to the guys that pack up your stuff like it was their own. We had lived in Los Angeles for 24 years and had a whole bunch of stuff and there was nothing lost or broken. I can't recommend them highly enough, absolutely top drawer.
- Peter B.

Great Experience. Professional international movers with top quality packing, reliable, secure and great value for your money. Communication with Karen was great, she was very helpful all the way – a hassle-free and good experience. I’ve shipped my belongings from California to Germany without any issues – everything arrived in perfect condition. Thank you!
- christina H.

Alpha Marine was one of the better communicators and provided a lot of pre move support. There was a little confusion on the day of the move, however everything was sorted and our shipment is in transit.
- Mark Vollmer

Alpha Marine is the best international mover! I highly recommend Alpha Marine Inc. because they made our move from LA to New Zealand a breeze. Their staff proved to be the most professional & honest movers of all the international moving companies I researched. They were very personable and kept in communication with me every step of the way. They made our move virtually stress free. Call them today!
- Lucy G

I still cannot say enough positive things about Alpha Marine, the best in the business. Alpha Marine Inc. came to our rescue with our relocation to Ireland. They showed superior services far above the competition. Karen helped us select door to door service, and the team proved to be true professionals from packing to loading all the way through delivery. McGimpsey Brothers (Removals) Ltd delivered the container to our door in Ireland and unpacked everything. They even removed the debris. I couldn’t be happier with the way they managed our move. Karen was a delight to work with and a true asset to the company. She was there for us when we had any concerns. If anyone is looking for first rate service Alpha Marine is your company. We can’t thank them enough.
- Lyn C

I have an export company I ship goods from Los Angeles mainly to Israel. After lots of research for a reliable company I found Alpha Marine, they go beyond my expectations trying to find me solutions to my shipping challenges. I had great experience working with them, really professional, hands on. I already shipped 11 shipments with them and will continue in the future. I definitely recommend to work with.
- Tom B.

I recently used Alpha Marine to ship a continer from California to Romania. The process was easy and smooth. Karen was very professional, and adressed all my questions and concerns promptly. The price was good and the service was delivered timely. I would highly recommend Alpha Marine for anyone who is moving overseas.
- Amalia C.

Great Company! Great Service! You will always be my number one choice. More power to you!
- Debbie D.

If you're considering shipping abroad then try this company. I do have a small problem during the process but they've straightened everything up and kept me in the loop, i.e. when item was shipped and when it will hopefully arrive at its destination.
- Biddy A.

When I decided to move to Israel, and needed a shipping company, I remembered all the horror stories I heard in the past from people who moved to Israel and dreaded the whole experience. I however used alpha marine which was recommended to me by a friend that used them and said that the experience was amazing. And so it was. Yariv and karen at Alphamarine were more than amazing, they were kind, professional and very explanatory about the procedure. They accompanied me from the packing and pickup all the way to the delivery to my new residence in Israel. service was extremely professional, there were no monetary surprises along the way and most importantly my things arrived in perfect condition. Highly highly recommended!
- Inbar P.

Alpha Marine took care of my move from California to Denmark: a 40' container with a car and household goods. Their pricing was great, their service impeccable. I highly recommend them for your international move. Karen and Jerry were very helpful throughout the process, and everything was charged as agreed upon. If anything should be improved it would be the local pickup service in Palo Alto; the lead was not exactly friendly, and they insisted on taking everything apart although the container had ample empty space when everything had been packed in and secured (a hassle at the destination when I had to reassemble everything). And perhaps more guidance on unregistering the vehicle when exported; I assumed the customs admin would notify DMV, but that was not the case.
- elin p.

I am reasonably happy with these people. I got hustled hard on the cost of a move from Washington DC to San Francisco once; so naturally when I needed to move again I looked long and hard on who to choose. Based on the good reviews for Alpha Marine I choose them for my move from San Francisco to the UK. I got a reasonable cost for my stuff, with no hidden fees. Some of their competitors were asking extortionate rates 2-3x what Alpha Marine charged me. The cost was actually cheaper then my move from Washington DC to San Francisco. The people who came to pick up my stuff were slightly late, but nothing to get worried about. They thoroughly wrapped my things and put them on the truck. Several months later I received my things in the UK. The only reason I am giving them 4 stars instead of 5 is because a few of my glasses were broken when they arrived; but these things happen when moving. Luckily nothing too precious was lost. Hopefully this is my last international move, but if I was in a position to use them again I would.
- Joe D.

We used this company for moving from US to France and very satisfied with the services. Jerry and his colleagues did their best answering our questions and accommodating our need. They were always very responsive. Everything went as planned. The only thing I can wish for is more control of the contracted people who does "last mile" services, i.e. loading and unloading, they we re tend to ignore our markings on the boxes like "fragile, top row only", so we have to keep an eye on it. Other than that everything went well.
- Dmitry S.

Back in February, I relocated to Israel after living in the US for 12 years. I have never actually shipped anything before in my life. I was very concerned and hoping to find a reputable company to help me. A good friend referred me to Alpha Marine which I was very thankful for. Karen & Jerry were very helpful from the beginning to the end, including their affiliated company in Israel. I would like also to point out their movers, which also did a great job packing my belongings. Thank you guys; you are an All Star company!
- Uzi J.

Alpha Marine; Karen & Jerry and their team have been awesome, easy to talk and deal with, very professional from the very first contact for estimates, thru-out setting up a contract & payments, scheduling pick-up of shipment, shipping and handling, including a not easy task, having our items actually delivered in Fiji. The associate company of Alpha Marine here in Fiji was top-notch and greatly handled all our import & custom matters without any problems. This service has been extremely helpful too us, because of the flexibility and professionalism we have been handled with.
- Esther B.

I helped book on behalf of someone from my company. The process was very smooth overall and easy to maneuver through the tough aspects of moving Internationally. I have provided direct feedback below from my colleague: Yes, everything went smooth. I moved in on Wednesday, and everything that I shipped in Brazil made all the way here. I think I only lost one box out of 69 due to mold, but that was kind of expected as everything was in boxes for 2 months, and might got too humid at some point. Thank you very much for all the effort and time you put on this, I really appreciated it. It made this move easier for me and my family, so thanks.
- Ashlliegh L.

We moved to Costa Rica and everybody at Alpha Marine was spot on. Jerry and Karen were very good about following through and explaining every step. The movers were very professional: on time, fast, helpful and polite. When they showed up I still had a few things hanging out not sure how to pack and they took care of everything... They took less time than estimated. Everything arrived to our door in Costa Rica. Nothing broken or missing... I would use them again!
- Tiziana T.

Jerry and his team were fantastic. Moving from San Jose to a wee island off the west coast of Scotland; I was very nervous about the "last mile" issues I might have to deal with, ie. customs paperwork, ferry schedules, truck/ferry restrictions, etc. Jerry took care of the details and made sure that I understood the process from start to finish. He managed the freight partners along the way; all of whom were polite and professional. If any of my friends or family ever need to move internationally, I would not hesitate to strongly recommend Alpha Marine.
- Juli D.

My husband and I recently moved from Los Angeles to Germany. We are extremely impressed with this company. Not only was Jerry (Freight Forwarder / Main Contact in the US) very personable and helpful (and patient!) with our many questions and concerns, but ALL the workers / partners of this company were extremely professional and great communicators. The level at which our household items were packed and shipped was impressive -- we knew that we were in good hands the moment the moving crew started wrapping and packing things. Even the most breakable items were delivered intact, and not a single item was missing from our total of 97 boxes of various shapes and sizes. Door to door delivery, packing / wrapping and unpacking included. They even carried heavy boxes to the 3rd floor of our new home. Plus the price for their service was very competitive. We are very glad we chose them over the competition. So, that leaves us to say THANK YOU to Alpha Marine for taking such good care of our belongings, and for a job extremely well done.
- Annette F.

We used this service to move our household goods from San Diego to the Canary Islands. Jose Manuel Valencia was our main contact and he was very easy to work with and responded really fast to our ever changing needs. The packing crew was very helpful and super flexible so we could pack everything as tightly as possible to save space and everything arrived in good condition. We shipped 2 containers full of household goods and only one small glass broke, which is incredible. Great job Alpha Marine. The partner Alpha Marine used on the island was also awesome, helped us through customs and without any surcharges delivered our items to a house that was not easy to access. Thank you for taking care of everything.
- Chef M R.

You can see my post from 11/10/2014 as well. A move TO Europe and a move BACK to USA and a job well done! Alpha Marine did such a good job moving me to Europe that when it was time to move back....of course I went with them again! They ruled the day! Same great service, same great satisfaction!! They make shipping globally feel like sending something to another city 20 miles away...same difference! It really does say a lot about a shipping business when they preform so well in any situation. I would recommend Alpha Marine to anyone on earth!!! I was more than petrified when I decided I needed to ship ALL of my personal belongings to Europe. Very expensive collectables, rare photos, etc. I finally gave in and started my search for a shipping company. Alpha Marine were SPOT ON from the get go! From the first communications I felt like it was being handled...and it DID get handled! 3 months in "shipping Limbo", over oceans, land...I couldn't believe that when I unpacked all my things....NOTHING had damage. Of course, ALWAYS PACK WELL...ultimately it's on you to secure your cheap out on boxes, etc. I recommend buying NEW boxes, etc. Some of my boxes took a hit and sagged a little, but because of my packing, everything was ok. Shipping will only work with properly planned and executed packing. BUT, Alpha Marine were AMAZING! Pick up was professional and quick with great staff. Process was a breeze ( I did door to door service ) and the cost was VERY fair. Couldn't be happier! I would recommend Alpha Marine to ANYONE! THANK YOU! From San Francisco to were GREAT!
- J G.

I trusted this company to move my house and woodshop overseas and I'm glad I did. Jerry is the most attentive and reliable person in business, he gave me all the information and support I needed and all the contacts I would need overseas to run with my papers, and all my belongings arrived perfectly and before I expected. If I ever do something as crazy as moving overseas again, I won't think twice before contacting him again.
- Camila F.

All my stuff got moved without any hassle, and, as far as I can tell, without any damage. I can definitely recommend this company. I would use them again. Here's the summary of my interactions with Alpha Marine: Around January 2020, I started getting quotes for moving stuff from California to Germany from various companies. I contacted maybe a dozen companies, and eventually spoke with four or five of them on the phone. Jerry was the person who called me from Alpha Marine. He was polite, and asked the relevant questions about what I was trying to ship. I would speak with him on the phone several time over the course of the following months, and he was always curteous and helpful. I got a quote for 100 cubic feet of stuff in a shared container. To be clear, I wasn't savvy at all about shipping goods, so he was the one who proposed the option based on my timelines and amount of things. From what I learned since, that was probably the right call. The raw shipping cost was about $2k, very similar to the other companies who gave me decent quotes (some companies tried ripping me off, and tried talking me into a non-refundable deposit during the first phone call. Jerry did not do that). On top of that would be insurance (optional) and export documentation ($135 which I would gladly pay, I had no desire to deal with customs and whatnot). I'll deduct half a point here for the format of the quote. It was hard to tell what I would eventually be paying. Others gave me a nicely formatted PDF with a total sum. I had a few back-and-forth emails asking for explanations on some of the terms. Jerry did, however, explain it all to me either on the phone or by email. Once we agreed on terms, I paid a $500 down payment (the final bill was presented after my goods were picked up). Then, the Covid pandemic hit which screwed up my move plans. Not knowing at all when we'd be actually moving, I asked if we could change the move date forward. Jerry told me he'd get back to me, but then got me a time slot a week later. This meant putting everything into boxes very quickly, but was exactly what I was hoping for, so kudos for that. I had packed everything into boxes, except for my bicycles and some big items, labeled all the boxes, and kept a detailed inventory of what was in each box (if you've never moved before: DO THAT. There's many reasons to do that; you'll need it for export documentation, customs, and not least of all, finding stuff when you get the boxes). The movers came and parked their truck for about 45 minutes until it was all packed. Here's where I will deduct another half-point. Before the movers came, I got sent a long list of things that would cost extra. That would have been nice to have in the original quote: It only included 60ft of carrying. I realized I would have to pay a fee for the elevator, but I didn't realize I would have to pay a long haul carry fee TWICE on top of that. So, I paid another $425 for unexpected packing trouble. Let me put this into perspective: There were four packers. Let's say they calculate with 15 minutes of time included in the original quote (packers get paid hourly if you hire them directly). That means for the extra 4x30 minutes (equals 2 man-hours), they charged $425, or an hourly rate of $212. I would dream of that kind of rate. Like I said, they did send me a price list for these things beforehand, but it wasn't obvious I would be paying that much on top. Note that the movers themselves were also courteous, respected Covid protocols, treated my stuff well, and even noticed an error on my part (I had numbered the boxes, but skipped a number, which threw them off as they were using my box numbers for their inventory). They left me with a receipt and went on their way. Some time later, I got an email (from Karen this time) with an approximate delivery date, and the name of the agent in Germany who would contact me. They did contact me, although they told me they were tasked by a different company than Alpha Marine (this was a bit confusing, but no biggie). Since I was shipping household goods, the German agent needed a bunch of papers from me (all easy to get, since I had the original manifest I'd written. The most difficult was proof that I had lived in the US long enough). If you deliver goods in a shared container, what happens (I'm oversimplifying here) is that they pack up your stuff, fill up a container until it's eventually full, and then they put it on the next available boat. In other words, you don't know exactly how long it'll take, and that's what you sign up for. In our case, it took about 15 weeks between pickup and delivery, which suited us fine.
- Grumpy G.

I picked Alpha Marine for the great reviews and Karen and her team had not disappointed! I was moving internationally (from California to Germany) and AM addressed all my needs and concerns professionally and speedily. Of course there was a lot of paperwork involved, but the staff was always there to answer my questions.
- John Paul K.

Alpha marine movers were amazing in so many different ways. They provided an outstanding service during my move to Costa Rica. Although my move was very complicated, they made it seem so easy. My belongings were shipped in a timely and professional manner. Nothing was lost or misplaced. I have already recommended them to some friends who are planning an interstate move. Alpha marine movers managed to take away a great deal of stress. I'm so happy that I trusted them with my belongings.
- Roger Brown

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