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Start Planning Now if You're Moving During the 2012 Olympics
Anyone moving into or out of the London area needs to consider the impact the 2012 London Olympics will have.
From July 27th to Sept 9th this year, all eyes will be on the English capital for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The city will be hosting the world's elite athletes and vast numbers of visitors worldwide will be flocking to Britain to catch a glimpse of the sporting event. The pressure will be on London's infrastructure to handle the numbers, transport and security implications.
But there is no doubt that it will have a major impact on people who have been planning on moving overseas. Things will not be running as normal in the UK and particularly in London during much of the summer period and it's recommended that all individuals who need a visa, apply early.
The Olympics will have a significant knock-on effect on international removals, simply because a number of 'Olympics Traffic Lanes' have been identified. The logistical challenge for moving household goods on main arterial roads within the key city area will upset delivery times and parking is also going to be affected, as parking bays are restricted for security purposes and to reduce congestion.
What is more, the UK should expect some effect to be felt on customs and port procedures. Customs clearance regulations may be revised with enhanced inspections on shipments and additional handling charges at ports. All of this may slow down operations by a few days and add time to port storage charges.
With this in mind, it may be a good idea to start sourcing your removals company now if your moving in, out or around London this summer. Don't worry about your removals boxes though, you can order them from everyBox with next day delivery!
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