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Alaska Department of Commerce Community & Economic Development
550 W 7th Ave Ste 1500, Anchorage AK 99501
Phone Number: (907) 269-5200
US Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington DC 20590
Phone Number: (202) 366-4000
Type of Entity
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Business ManagementMr. Brad Chapman, Member Mr. Eric Zybura, Member Mr. Richard DeWitt, Chairman
Movers Used Household and Office Goods Moving (NAICS: 484210)
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2216 N Post Rd
Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 868-4756 (800) 533-4826 (877) 618-4756 Directions
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Complaint: Royal Alaska was hired by the US Government to move our household goods. They showed up with only TWO loader/packers. They also showed up with a 53 ft container on a container chassis. Container chassis have no suspension to support Fragile goods, and the roads in Alaska are less than favorable at the best of times. It took FOUR days for our goods to be packed and loaded. I can say almost certainly that the trip back to Anchorage which was 400 miles from our domicile being moved was not taken with any care at all. Next our CONTAINER was put on a barge to Seattle, which was then put on a train to Charleston SC. The goods were then stored at Royal Alaska's warehouse in Charleston for two months before being transferred to a truck and delivered to our storage container as our house was not finished being built at the time. During unloading we noted on the manifests the damage to our household goods, which was ALOT. We were told during this time we had ONE year to file a claim for the damages. We have since filed said claim, and waited for they agent to come out and verify the damages which was done. All this too have our claim of over $6000.00 REJECTED. The reason given for this decision was because our belongings were delivered to a storage container and not a domicile WE damaged the goods ourselves and Royal Alaska was not liable for any of the claim. We have only received $300.00 for all this, and Royal Alaska which was paid an EXHORBITANT amount of money wants to walk away with the rest. The reasoning behind their denial of this claim is nothing less than pure theft. I have never heard of a more asinine excuse. WHY on earth would we want to damage our own valuables we worked so hard to acquire? Royal Alaska saw HUGE money and took the cheapest route possible to make the most of this move.
Desired Settlement: I would like the claim to be PAID IN FULL, as any reputable company would
Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 5, 2014/04/04) */ RE: BBB Complaint - Case ID: XXXXXXXX Several statements in Mr. ******'s complaint are inaccurate. Our company was not hired by the US Government to move his HHg's. Our company was hired by a private household goods relocation company. We were asked to provide a bid to this company with only the knowledge of the origin city and destination city, and an estimated weight. This relocation company as a normal course of business solicits bids from 2-3 Carriers like ourselves and selects the best valued bid to assign the move to. It is only at that point we are made aware of the shippers name and given contact information to schedule the dates of the move, to perform surveys to confirm the estimated weight of the shipment. In the end we were not paid by the government for our services. Mr. ******* move originated in a remote location of Alaska, on the road system approx 400 miles from Anchorage, AK. It is normal procedure to send 2 - 3 men to remote job site as this was. Industry standard is to pack/load 4500 lbs per day. Mr. ******'s shipment was almost 18000 lbs. Our crew arrived on the 28th and completed the job on the 31st as evidenced by the signature on the ppwk. 90 - 95% of all goods moving between Alaska and CONUS moves over the water, that is a fact. All the Food, TV's, electronics, house wares, furniture that is sold in Alaska comes over the water from Seattle/Tacoma on Barge & Steamship. Much of that is moved in 53' containers from all points of the US, by road, rail water and any combination of them all. Mr. ******s shipment was placed into storage in South Carolina for approximately 60 days. When the ******'s called to have their shipment delivered, they asked for it to be delivered to a mini-storage unit. The ******'s shipment was provided with a liability protection plan that guarantee's repair or replacement of any loss or damaged item up to a maximum value of $105,960.00. This Protection is in place while under our chain of control, care and custody. Once the shipment is delivered, the shipper has the responsibility to provide the carrier (Royal Alaskan Movers ) notice of damage and intent to file a claim. The time limits for which a shipper has to file their claim varies based on the following, are they an individual shipper arranging the shipment of the household goods themselves, 9 months; if they are with the government or DOD it is 75 days; if it is with a non-government account the time limit is based on the language of the individual carriage contract. If Mr. ******'s move was provided to him at no cost by the US Government, then he would also be supplied with this Rights and Responsibilities which informs him of how long he has to file a claim for a household goods move. As stated earlier, this shipment was not booked with Royal Alaskan Movers by the government, and as such we allowed the shipper the longer period of 9 months to file a claim. Even so the shipper still took longer than 9 months to file the claim, (shipment was delivered on May 3, shipper dated their claim Nov 3 and was not received in our office until Nov 13th) and we still honored it. The statement that the shipper documented all the damage at the time of delivery is not true. Supporting documents show that most of the annotations made at the time of delivery mainly indicate that many of the inventory stickers had fallen off individual items and was annotated as "Item - NO #". In fact we were only able to distinguish 6 items on the delivery documents that may have incurred damage during transit and only one of those items was on the final claim filed by the ******s. The main issue we had with the claim was as follows. Our chain of custody ended when we delivered the shipment to the requested delivery sight which was Swamp Fox Mini storage. Mrs. ******, the actual transferee, and the one we communicated with the most, was informed at the time of delivery to the storage unit, that this would serve as the termination of her shipment. Sometime later, the ******'s had their shipment moved again, from the mini-storage to their residence. The ******s waited until after the shipment had been moved again to file a claim. Their claim was for damage to items for which no annotations were made at the time of delivery to the mini-storage. Because the shipment had been handled again, Royal Alaskan Movers is powerless to determine when the damage may have occurred, and there was no supporting documentation provided to clearly show the damage happened while in our care and custody. **** ******* Royal Alaskan Movers. Initial Consumer Rebuttal /* (3000, 7, 2014/04/11) */ (The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.) It very plain to see that Royal Alaskan Movers wanted us to unpack every damaged box before we put it into storage because our house was not built at time of delivery. I KNOW how freight gets to Alaska, as i was employed by a trucking company while there. Regardless of who did what when ECT as you wasted so much time explaining that fact of the matter is YOUR company moved us. The manifests that the damages were written on our YOURS. Needless to say i have since found other options to deal with this matter. A very underhanded company, as we have heard from others that had the misfortune of dealing with them as well.