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International Moving

Consider moving your residential belongings with a company that has specialized in overseas moving for decades. Relocating to another country isn’t like moving cross-country or across state lines. There are specific ways in which your treasured belongings should be packed in boxes and loaded in containers. Not knowing or ignoring international moving best practices can result in damage to boxes, delays at port or unexpected charges.

Cartwright International is committed to providing reliable, flexible, affordable and superior international moving services to individuals, families and the military. Due to the nature of different countries customs regulations, Cartwright International is one of the very few international movers who specialize in dealing with foreign customs and provide comprehensive door-to-door international moving services via all U.S. ports and air terminals for all states and U.S. possessions and most countries. We’ve been doing so for over 80 years.

Cartwright International’s longevity in the international moving industry

Cartwright International, one of The Cartwright Companies, started in 1934 with a single truck and the determination to succeed by doing things right – the Cartwright way. It’s the only way and it remains the core of the company culture today.

The Cartwright Companies originated during the Great Depression, with founders William, Sr. and Jesse Cartwright started a local moving services company. Cartwright grew to a large van line that focused on hauling military freight. In the late 60s and early 70s, Cartwright acquired the rights to an international freight forwarding company and became Cartwright International Van Lines. Years later, in the mid-1980s, our focus turned to international forwarding of freight and household goods.

Annually, Cartwright International arranges thousands of residential moves, including military members, Department of State employees and high-ranking officials.

Cartwright has always been a family enterprise. Five of William, Sr. and Jesse’s seven children played key roles in our company’s growth and diversification. Over decades of continuous operation, Cartwright International has:

  • Established Cartwright International as a worldwide freight forwarder
  • Established operations in more than 140 countries
  • Created a global network of more than 2,000 service providers
  • Developed and implemented cutting-edge technology solutions
  • Worldwide headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Launched multiple divisions to provide complete transportation solutions
  • Actively participated in numerous industry association boards

CEO, Mike Cartwright completed his 55th year with the company in 2015. The company’s daily operations is assumed by sons Craig, Andy and Tom. This new generation will carry on the family tradition of being one of the world’s best full-service international moving services.

Our promise to you

Cartwright International always has and always will conduct business fairly, impartially, in an ethical and proper manner, and in full compliance with all applicable international and foreign customs laws and regulations. Every Cartwright employee will deliver an exceptional experience, every time.

Cartwright International’s Company Values

  • Dependability: doing what you say you will do
  • Respect: each other, customers, and vendors
  • Integrity: doing the right thing
  • Vested: having a strong personal interest in the company’s future
  • Empathy: to customers, employees, and suppliers