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International removals by sea

Moving overseas does bring a bit more stress than a local house move, but with good planning and management, a move abroad can go smoothly. 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.

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

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

How can we help with your move abroad?

Ring us on 0116 289 9011 (Leicester), 0115 965 6555 (Nottingham), 01283 243001 (Derby, Uttoxeter & Burton) and our international moving experts will be glad to assist you.

If you prefer, you can fill in the contact form on this page or use our free online removal survey booking service to set up an appointment for your home removal survey - both services can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, meaning you can contact us when it suits you.

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