International removals by sea

Whilst moving internationally may be a little more complicated than moving across the street, there aren't many places that we haven't completed a move to. Let Bradshaw Moving Services take the strain and support you with your exciting international move.  Our experienced team have moved people all over the globe, and know how to help you have the smoothest move abroad possible.

Moving your home by sea does take longer than a move by road or air, and the most common questions we're asked are how much fits in a shipping container, and how long will it take for my items to arrive.

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How large are shipping containers?

Below are the sizes and dimensions of the most commonly used containers to ship household goods and personal effects.

The cubic capacity stated is the maximum. When loading household goods and personal effects allow for a 10% reduction in capacity.

Container size Length mm Width mm Height mm Capacity in cubic metres
20' General Purpose 5893 2337 2388 32.9
40' General Purpose 12014 2337 2388 67
40' High Cube 12014 2337 2667 75.8
45' High Cube 13556 2352 2698 86

 

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How long is transit time?

The transit times listed below are what we commonly experience, however, shipping lines do alter schedules from time to time without prior notice. It is worth noting that transit times can be impacted by economic fluctuations and adverse weather conditions.

For most ports there are several weekly sailings and transit times and costs can vary. Times shown are door-to-door.

Destination Shared container Sole use container
Australia 10 - 12 weeks 7 - 9 weeks
Canada - East coast 6 - 9 weeks 4 - 5 weeks
Canada - West coast 10 - 12 weeks 5 - 7 weeks
Far East 8 -10 weeks 5 - 6 weeks
Mediterranean 6 - 9 weeks 3 - 5 weeks
New Zealand 10 - 12 weeks 7 - 9 weeks
South Africa - Cape Town, Durban 9 - 13 weeks 5 - 7 weeks
South Africa - Johannesburg 9 - 13 weeks 5 - 7 weeks
Canary Islands 8 - 12 weeks 4 - 5 weeks
Dubai & UAE 7 -11 weeks 4 - 6 weeks
USA - East coast and Florida 8 - 12 weeks 4 - 6 weeks
USA - West coast - San Francisco/Los Angeles 9 - 13 weeks 5 - 7 weeks

 

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Bradshaw Moving Services can help your move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 0116 289 9011 (Leicester), 0115 965 6555 (Nottingham), or 01283 243001 (Derby & Burton) and speak with one of our removals specialists.

How are our appointments carried out

In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.

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Cheerful and put us at ease on the removal day

Cheerful and put us at ease on the removal day and moving us in. Made sure our property was sorted and placed in the right rooms, with care and respect.

Why did you use us? They was used by the military when I was in the army and they did a great job of moving me over the years I was in.

Gary Thompson

Both helpful and always polite

The crew that came to do the move were brilliant. They were both helpful and always polite.

Why did you use us? We have used you in the past and had an excellent service

Comments regarding your initial enquiry - We dealt with a lady by the name of Pam and she was very helpful and knowledgeable

Susan Parsley

Competitive quote

They got on with job in an efficient way.

Why did you use us? Competitive quote

Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Helpful and polite

Helen Rowe

Incredibly helpful

Do you have any comments about our removals crew? Just incredibly helpful

Why did you use us? Recommended

Do you have any additional comments or concerns regarding any portion of the service you received? Just really helpful

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