International Removals

1st Move are one of the UK’s largest privately owned international removals companies with a global network of moving agents and resources. Our unique COVID safe packing systems are designed to safeguard, isolate, protect and safely ship your personal effects overseas.

We do not share shipping containers with unpacked or loose items and once your personal effects have left our UK warehouse they remain untouched until final delivery to your home overseas home.

Unlike other international movers we consolidate your pallets with some of the UK’s largest exporters allowing us to offer weekly moving services from the UK and faster transit times.

Our highly personal and regulated international removals services give your goods the security and protection of palletised shipping with the economy of a weekly shared container service.

Safeguard and protect your personal effects. “Ship It like the Pros” and discover the safest way to move overseas with 1st Move International Removals Company.

International removals unpacked
International removals packed
International removals pallets inside container

Segregated from other shipments and professionally export wrapped

Heat treat shrink-wrapped to individual pallets

Safely loaded and isolated from all other shipments inside the container.

Covid safe international removals services

Our unique packing systems provide the ultimate COVID safe international moving service which ensures that your household goods are not touched or handled by any third parties when they arrive at your destination. The transit time inside the container further ensures that your goods will arrive COVID free and will not require you to clean or disinfect items on arrival at your door. Protect, Safeguard and Ship.

Ship it Like the Pros

International removals just got safer. When professional freight companies ship their goods overseas they will always palletise single and loose items.

1st Move International Removals Company employ the same packing systems to ensure the safe arrival of your household goods overseas.

We are the only International Removals Company in the UK who employ this simple solution to an age old problem.

For a Faster, Safer Move Overseas

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.

International Removals - Major Benefits

  • Unique Covid Safe packing for every International move abroad.
  • Providing International removals services for over 22 years.
  • Guaranteed weekly shipping to over 6500 overseas destinations.
  • BAR and BIFA approved worldwide moving services.
  • Fully insured overseas removals services from the UK’s top independent mover.

International Removals: A Safer Move Abroad

10 great benefits of moving overseas using our protective packing systems

Ship it like the pros! Our professional packing systems are specifically designed to move your personal items safely overseas. Often described as the surgical glove of shipping we maximise the protection for your household goods meaning you do not have to isolate, wipe or disinfect your goods on arrival.

We do not load loose items in containers and your personal effects will never be mixed in with other customers goods. Once palletised they can only be moved by forklift so are free from human contact until arrival at your door.

We are the only international removals company who use this system of shrink-wrap packing and have pioneered palletised shipping for over 22 years.
Isolate, safeguard, protect and ship has been our mantra since 1997.

Professionally palletised goods ready for shipping - International Removals
  1. Maximise the safety and security for every international move.
  2. Prevents any handling of your personal effects by others.
  3. Sealed and separated from all other shipments.
  4. No need to isolate, disinfect or wipe at your door. Just cut open the bag and dispose.
  5. No delays. We ship weekly by sharing with commercial exporting companies.
  6. Pay exactly for what you ship. Measured exactly for clear and accurate billing.
  7. Weekly international removals services with the UK’s premier shipping lines.
  8. Reduce customs delays on arrival. Customs clear your pallet. Not the container.
  9. Approved by our insurers and proven to reduce claims.
  10. Individually export wrapped, secured to your own pallets, bubble wrap protected, shrink wrapped and heat treated, strap banded and security sealed.
    For the safest international removals system on the planet. Period!
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 system means we don’t need to wait to fill a container. Ship it like the pros! Guaranteed weekly shipping to all our destinations.

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Packed pallets - Unbeatable packing with 1st Move International Removals

The Science Behind
Our COVID Safe Packing

Palletised removals for a safer move overseas. Minimise handling of individual items, greatly reduces risk of damage and improves safety and security for 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 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 22 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.

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!