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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Very polite and helpful.

Why did you use us? Closest to us.

Martin Sprague

Had capacity to deal with an unusual job at short notice

The crew were polite, introduced themselves, and went about the job quietly, carefully & efficiently. It all seems very well organised to me - can't think how to improve it. The office & removals staff were all very competent, well organised & professional. A great team all round. 

Why did you use us? They had capacity to deal with an unusual job at short notice

Comments regarding your initial enquiry: It was a complicated request, with very short notice. The request was dealt with politely, calmly, and professionally which was very reassuring.

Trevor Barton

Prompt and courteous

Prompt and courteous. Great service. 

Why did you use us? Availability and we have used one of the sister companies prior.

Steve Banks

Friendly and such hard workers

Both Nick and Luke really nice guys... friendly and such hard workers. Honestly.. I don’t think anything could be improved on. Initial enquiry was super friendly.. Pam Lynn and Jane all really helpful and reassuring.

Why did you use us? I phoned three companies and... this was in 2020 and I think it was Mark that came out to give me a quote... that was it really... so professional... and reassuring.

Sue Hurst

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