International Removals

Moving Overseas and looking for the safest international moving service for your treasured possessions?

International removals unpacked
International removals packed
International removals pallets inside container

Ship it Like the Pros

When professional exporting companies ship their goods overseas they need to ensure the maximum safety and security of their goods. They never risk shipping valuable items loose nor mixing them up with other shipments.

Experienced shippers will always palletise their goods before loading into containers. A simple solution to an age old problem which ensures the safety and security of shipping household goods overseas.

For a Faster, Safer Move

At 1st Move International Removals we believe this traditional, tried and tested packing method should be applied to each and every international house move.

Now you can experience the benefits that professional exporters enjoy and be assured that our robust packing methods will give your personal effects the maximum protection for that overseas move...
... and get you there Faster. Just like the pros.

Fully insured international removal services from 1st Move

For a Faster, Safer, Smarter move overseas

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International Removals made simple

10 great benefits of our unique packing systems.

We don’t ship loose items. Your personal effects are prepacked and carefully loaded to export pallets.
Ship it like the pros! Professional packing systems designed to get your goods shipped safely overseas.

Professionally palletised goods ready for shipping - International Removals
  1. Maximise the safety and security for your overseas move
  2. Dramatically reduces insurance claims
  3. Stops the handling of individual items by others
  4. Reduces the chances of theft, breakage or damage
  5. No more mix ups with other customer shipments
  6. Pallets are measured exactly for clear and accurate billing
  7. No delays in the UK waiting to fill a container
  8. Weekly container services with commercial exporters
  9. Reduce customs delays on arrival
  10. Easy redelivery to your overseas home
Professionally palletised goods ready for shipping - International Removals
Container ship - Faster shipping with 1st Move International Removals

Weekly Shipping

We don’t hang around. Our unique palletised removals systems means we don’t need to wait to fill a container. Ship it like the pros! Guaranteed weekly shipping to all our destinations.

Packed pallets - Unbeatable packing with 1st Move International Removals

Ship It Like The Pros
With Palletised Shipping

Palletised removals for a safer move overseas. Minimise handling on individual items, greatly reduces risk of damage and improves safety and security of your personal effects.

Pallets accurately measured - Smarter pricing with 1st Move International Removals

Made to Measure Pallets
For Smarter Billing

Size does matter! Unlike other International Removals Companies we can precisely measure your move before shipping from the UK. Clear and accurate billing for your move overseas.

We've Got You Covered

Having specially negotiated discounted rates with all the major shipping lines we offer weekly sailings to over 97 countries including Australia, New Zealand, USA, South Africa, Canada and more. We have removals depots throughout the UK including London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow. We also offer daily collections from South Wales including Swansea, Cardiff and Newport.

1st Move International Removals - We'[ve got you covered!

It's a Question of Trust

1st Move International are members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and the British Association of Removers (BAR). We are also registered UK customs brokers which allows us to file electronic customs clearances through all main UK ports. Established in 1997, we have been providing overseas removals services to members of the public for over 21 years and are one of the UK’s largest privately owned overseas moving companies. We ship household goods and personal effects to almost all overseas destinations and we provide comprehensive insurance through Royal Sun Alliance.

We offer 2 different types of International Removals Services

Sharing a container with other movers

Sharing a container with other people moving overseas means you only pay for your portion of the space in the 20ft or 40ft container. We are the only company who palletise all household goods before loading into containers. This tried and tested packing method ensures a much safer journey and the final volume of your goods can be measured precisely for clear and accurate billing. See exactly how we calculate your international moving costs.

Measuring pallets for your overseas move.

Our professional packing systems now allow us to ship your goods with other palletised commercial cargoes. As members of the British International Freight Association we have direct access to the preferential rates offered by all the major shipping lines and can also offer our international removals clients fast weekly sailings normally only available to major exporting companies. Check out our weekly container sailing schedules here.

Sole-use container for those larger moves:
Directly from your home

If you are moving the contents of a full house, be it a 3 bed or 4 bed property (or larger), we will arrange to pack and load the contents of your home directly into a 20ft or 40ft shipping container. The packing is generally completed over a 1-2 day period at your home with a container then positioned outside your door on day 3 for direct loading of your professional packed goods.

From our warehouse

If access to your property with a large vehicle is not possible, we will collect and bring your goods back to our warehouse for loading. This is done over a period of 1 or 2 days using smaller vehicles to gain easy access. Once collected and returned to us we then complete the packing process and then load the container directly from our own secure warehouse.

The cost for a full international house move may vary depending on the size of your property and the final destination. As a guide, please see our container shipping costs.

1st Move International Removals Warehouse

So, whether shipping just a few items or all the contents of your home, you can be assured of a professional, fast and safe move with 1st Move International. Get your free international removals quote.

Real customer reviews

Simply the best! Highly recommend 1st Move International, outstanding service. I had a large shipment of all my worldly goods to SA of which many items were very fragile. The packaging was so amazing not a single item was broken. And the communication was excellent all the way. Thank you to all at the company.

We have used 1st Move International over the past five years and never had a concern. The service we have received has encouraged us to give 1st Move International's details to all our friends

Everything about 1st Move itself was excellent - they were efficient, courteous, very responsive to all my concerns and very straightforward to deal with.

These guys are the best, superb service and amazing packing skills, everything arrived safely and not a scratch or broken glass in sight.

Your Pallets Packed - Live on Facebook

We are the only international removals company in the UK who use this revolutionary shipping method for the transportation of personal effects and household goods, and once we have packed your shipment we post a picture of every move to our Facebook page. Neat!