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 packing systems allow us to safely ship your personal effects on weekly container services operated by the world’s premier shipping lines. Unlike other international movers we consolidate your overseas move with some of the UK’s largest exporters allowing us to offer weekly shipping services direct from the UK. Our unique International Removals services give you the security of palletised shipping with the economy of a weekly shared container service.
For a safer, and faster move abroad it makes sense to “Ship It like the Pros” with 1st Move International

International removals unpacked
International removals packed
International removals pallets inside container

We take your stuff

We do our thing

We ship it like the pros!

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

  • Providing International removals services for over 20 years
  • Guaranteed weekly shipping to over 6500 overseas destinations
  • BAR and BIFA approved worldwide moving services.
  • Fully insured overseas moving services from the UK’s top independent mover.
  • Professional export standard packing for every International Move.

International Removals: A Safer Move Abroad

10 great benefits of moving overseas using our unique packing systems.

Ship it like the pros! Our professional packing systems are specifically designed to move your personal items safely overseas.
We NEVER ship loose items. Your personal effects are professionally prepacked, carefully loaded to your own individual export pallets and further shrink-wrapped and security sealed. This makes the 1st Move International Removals service the safest way to move your goods abroad. Period!

Professionally palletised goods ready for shipping - International Removals
  1. Maximise the safety and security for every international 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 international removals services with commercial exporters
  9. Proven to 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.

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!