1st Move International Removals

Moving Overseas? Looking for the safest international moving service for your treasured possessions? Let 1st Move introduce you to the most innovative and safest way to ship your household goods and personal effects overseas.

Whether you are just shipping a few boxes or the contents of your home you can be assured that our unique packing systems ensure the maximum protection for that move abroad.

Ship Like The Pros. Your household goods and personal effects are individually packed and secured to your own export pallets. We do not ship loose items in containers! This greatly reduces the handling of goods and maximises the safety and security of every international move.

This also means we can share container space with commercial exporters and so can guarantee weekly sailings to over 7000 worldwide destinations. No more hanging around waiting to fill a shipping container.

Fully insured international removal services from 1st Move. For a Faster, Safer, Smarter move overseas.

Container ship - Faster shipping with 1st Move International Removals

Weekly Shipping

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

Packed pallets - Unbeatable packing with 1st Move International Removals

Ship Like The Pros
With Palletised Shipping

Palletised shipping 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

Custom Made
For Smarter Billing

Palletised shipping means we can precisely measure the exact size of your move. You are billed for the true volume of your goods. No more. No Less. No Guessing!

How We Pack Your Overseas Move

Why Are We Different?

We are the only UK international removals company who specialise in palletised shipping. It takes a little more effort, but by utilising our bespoke packing systems we ensure the safest move overseas. There are other benefits, each and every handmade pallet can be accurately measured to ensure you are charged for the exact space your move takes up in the container. Precisely measured for clear and accurate billing. Neat.

And we don’t hang around, with over 8 ships leaving the UK every week to the USA alone we simply slot load your pallets into the container services offered to the UK’s top manufacturers and exporters.

1st Move International Removals Warehouse

We've Got You Covered

1st Move International Removals are members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and The British Association of Removers (BAR). We are one of the UK’s largest privately owned overseas movers and we have specially negotiated discounted rates with all the major shipping lines and can offer weekly sailings to over 144 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.

Real customer reviews

These people know their stuff... They explained all the paperwork and how to fill it out correctly. Everything went without a problem. Only downside they are not US based so when I move back to the UK will have to use someone else.

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

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!