International removals generally require your possessions to be moved by sea or airfreight. In either case we offer a full export packing service by fully trained and qualified staff.
Sea freight shipments to most destinations are despatched in steel shipping containers, with you having the option of using the whole of the container for your goods or reducing the quantity of your goods to be moved and using our consolidation service. For shipments to the more obscure destinations, your consignment would be packed into wooden export cases prior to being shipped.
Should you opt for the exclusive use of a container, we would load your consignment directly from your home into the container, which would then be transported to the port for loading onto the vessel. At destination, our agent would arrange customs clearance, and bring the container to your new residence (subject to local regulations and suitable access), and unload your consignment directly into your new home. Furniture will be placed in the correct rooms, as will cartons, which will also be unpacked if required. Dismantled furniture will be assembled if required and the used packing materials will be removed.
Smaller consignments are returned to our warehouse after packing, consolidated with other consignments for the same destination port, and when we have sufficient to fill the container, the container is loaded and transported to the port for loading onto the vessel.
When the vessel arrives at the destination port, our agent will arrange for customs clearance and unload the container at their warehouse, then arrange with you a suitable date for delivery, again placing your furniture and cartons in the correct rooms, unpacking as required, assembling furniture and removing the used packing materials. Using this consolidation method of shipment is slower than having the exclusive use of a container, it is however more economical.
Transit times vary depending upon your destination and whether you choose the exclusive container or consolidated service.
We can also arrange to send your goods by airfreight, which is quicker but generally a more expensive option. This option is often best for smaller consignments or for those items you will need very soon after arriving at your destination, but which would be too inconvenient to take with you on your flight.
To discuss your international moving requirements please call us on 01962 860905, or use either the Contact
Form or Online Survey Form.