International Piano Movers

We understand the value of each piano and it is our mission to treat each piece with the utmost care and concern.

International Piano Moving Company Auckland

If you own a piano and have found this page while searching for overseas piano moving services, we deeply appreciate the importance of your valuable asset. We consider piano moving an art because we recognize that a piano is more than just a musical instrument. Every owner has a unique emotional attachment to it. And, we handle these sentiments with the utmost care and attention, treating your piano as if it were our own.       

Specialist Piano Movers – Safe Transport of Your Prized Instrument to Its New Destination

Specialist Piano Movers is a pioneer in piano moving services. Whether it’s a short trip or a long journey, a domestic or international destination, we provide comprehensive support. We ensure the expert-supervised and carefully monitored delivery of your valuable piano.

Our piano moving specialists excel in understanding techniques for moving various types of pianos. From wrapping them securely to protective shipping to ensuring their successful arrival at overseas destinations. We are true masters in their art, ensuring your piano arrives without a dent.

Moving Your Piano To Or From Auckland

Our piano moving services involve a series of steps and verified procedures. All the materials of packaging and equipment used in the process are thoroughly examined and executed only upon approval of higher authorities. A safe trip is assured, as your precious cargo is secured within one of our fleet vehicles. Your piano will be carefully packaged and carried, with no detail spared.

Here is a step-by-step process of piano shipping by the team of Specialist Piano Movers:

  • Assessment and Planning (Pre-Moving Survey): We first evaluate the piano’s condition. Then, we strategically plan every aspect. This includes checking doorway dimensions, stairways, finding the best route to the destination, and package handling.
  • Packing: We ensure that we use high-quality packing materials and custom-build crates for extra protection during the piano shipping services. We also focus keenly on seasonal packing to keep the object protected from the harshness of the prevailing weather.
  • Loading and Transportation: We train and instruct our drivers to ensure a smooth and stable ride. We also have a team of servicemen ensuring safety during transport, and our backend team continuously monitors the tracking process.
  • Delivery and Unpacking: We utilize specialized equipment to unload and unpack the piano. We ensure the execution of the process without causing any damage or dents.
  • Final Inspection: After placing the piano at the new destination, our team member conducts a detailed inspection of the object. Thereafter, they officially declare the service successfully closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

One of the first steps in shipping a piano is to find someone who will ship it. If you’ve found a company that can ship your piano overseas, they may or may not be a freight forwarder.

The freight forwarder consolidates the items for shipment into containers and will deal with the steamship line. The company will collect your items and deliver them to the freight forwarder. The forwarder will provide information about the steamship line, departure and arrival dates, and the container number.

Some foreign piano manufacturers wrap their pianos in airtight plastic to prevent excess humidity exposure during transit. Find out if the company you hire will perform a similar service during transit.

International piano shipping costs depend mainly on its weight or, in some cases, its volume. Pianos fall under heavy objects. Therefore, shipping companies calculate the costs for pianos based on their volume.

The price varies based on the piano type, destination distance, import duties, taxes, and other factors.

When shipping a piano overseas, pad it and put it on a skid board. Bolt the skid board to a platform and pack it tightly to prevent movement. Then, label the crate and load it onto a truck for transportation to the freighter.\

Insurance – We recommended to purchase insurance on the replacement value of the item at the destination.

Ivory Ban – Shipping a piano with real ivory key tops internationally may cause issues with customs. Nations may remove the ivory as a condition of passage due to the ban on ivory production and sale.

If the piano is over 100 years old, proper documentation may allow it to pass through customs. If the piano is under 100 years old, replace ivory with plastic key tops before shipping or don’t move it. Recover keys before the move to avoid damage during customs inspection.

Find out more about how we move your pianos by contacting us at or calling (021) 228 2279. One of our Specialist Piano Movers experts will be happy to help ease your mind and teach you about International Piano Shipping needs.

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