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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They took the stress out of moving

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
I used Britannia Bradshaw in Oct 2023 to move me to temporary accommodation so did not hesitate to ask Britannia Bradshaw to move me again! A flyer through my letterbox.

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Competitive prices, a professional manner in the way my enquiry was dealt with

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Aaron, Jamie & Kemp were brilliant. Very respectful of my furniture, nothing was too much trouble for them. In fact Aaron & Jamie moved my furniture last Oct so I was very pleased to see the same gang again....plus one extra Kemp.

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
Nothing needed -just don’t change a thing.

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
If ever I moved again I wouldn’t hesitate to use Britannia Bradshaw again as they took the stress out of moving

Maureen Walters

We appreciated their cheerfulness and co operative attitude as well as doing the job well.

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
You were local, did a flyer, looked professional, supported breast cancer charity

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Good service. Description and discussion of packing and how job would be done

How would you rate your move team?
9/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
We appreciated their cheerfulness and co operative attitude as well as doing the job well.

How would you rate our communication?
9/10

How can we improve our service?
Yours were the only emails that kept going to spam bin. Not sure why. When different members of the team emailed it was slightly different address again so back to spam? Pre move text 2 days before would reassure mover that things were still on target.

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Super lady in office on the phone. Everyone very friendly on top of efficient service.

Margaret Skinner

Took great care with our possessions

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
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How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
9/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Felt best company even though more expensive

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Friendly helpful and very cheery. Took great care with our possessions

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Very satisfied and team were super

Ian Vears

Very focused, customer oriented with an obvious team banter thrown in

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Got your details from the internet and we picked you because of the positive reviews online and our  confident early interaction with the office and Trevor on our house removal review.

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
You just get the stress a move creates and did everything you could to remove that…. The days when we had several potential completion dates at a busy time of the year

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
The team were fantastic on the move out and the move in. Very focused, customer oriented with an obvious team banter thrown in

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
Not sure you can to be honest

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Just a big Thank you to you all from all of us. Pam, Lynn, Chris, Craig, Cam, Mark, Luke you were brill from start to finish!!

Martin Grainger

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