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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Used the company because of communication with you, competence.

Howard Freeman

The removal day experience exceeded our expectations

They were a pleasure to work with and made a difficult day easy. The removal day experience exceeded our expectations. The company was recommended by a friend and cost. The guys worked so hard lifting so many boxes and heavy furniture amazing.

Wendy Jones

Great service from booking to unloading

They were a little earlier than expected, but that wasn’t a bad thing. They were excellent very efficient, friendly and a great bunch of lads. A credit to your business.

If I had to pick, maybe better floor coverings or more frequently placed. I was worried about the stair covering which came a bit loose.

Why did you use us? - Their availability as we were in a tight situation, they sent a form for us to fill in rather than a planned inspection like other companies. This sped the process up and got us sorted quickly.

The whole experience was much better than expected, the lads were efficient and friendly, and respected our belongings. They packed it amazingly and nothing was broken. Great service from booking to unloading.

Comments regarding your initial enquiry - The staff were very prompt and efficient, they also had a nice personas and were great to communicate with. Great personal service.

Charles Gage

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