Why did my international move cost $4,000 more than the original quote?

When Mark Hassan shipped his personal belongings back to the U.S. from Singapore, he paid his shipping company, Allied Pickfords Malaysia, $11,000 prior to the move.

He didn’t expect any problems when the shipment arrived at the port of Savannah, near where he resides. And he certainly didn’t expect to shell out more cash for the shipment to reach his home.

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