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Container Shipping Schedule & Transit Times to Canada

We offer container shipping from the UK to Canada for personal effects, household goods and furniture. Moving overseas and need a container to ship your belongings? Get a free quote or continue reading to find UK to Canada weekly schedules and transit times to popular ports in Canada.

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UK to Canada Container Shipping Schedule

Destination Vessel Name Last Moving Date to Meet Vessel Sailing Date Port to Port Transit Time
Montreal OOCL St Lawrence 22/07/2024 05/08/2024 10
MSC Tuxpan 29/07/2024 12/08/2024 10
Synergy Antwerp 05/08/2024 19/08/2024 10
MSC Anya 12/08/2024 26/08/2024 10
Toronto OOCL St Lawrence 22/07/2024 05/08/2024 12
MSC Tuxpan 29/07/2024 12/08/2024 12
Synergy Antwerp 05/08/2024 19/08/2024 12
MSC Anya 12/08/2024 26/08/2024 12
Vancouver OOCL St Lawrence 22/07/2024 05/08/2024 30
MSC Tuxpan 29/07/2024 12/08/2024 30
Synergy Antwerp 05/08/2024 19/08/2024 30
MSC Anya 12/08/2024 26/08/2024 30
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FAQ: Your Questions Answered

It takes an average of 10 to 30 days to ship a container from the UK to Canada. Exact transit times will depend on your destination port in Canada.

Here are expected transit times to the main container shipping ports in Canada:

UK to Canada Container Shipping Transit Times
Port Transit Time
Montreal 10 days
Toronto 12 days
Vancouver 30 days

Our faster shipping means we can get your belongings shipped faster, potentially saving you weeks or even months of waiting when using a typical mover who has fill a container with other customers' goods before shipping. Fast track your move with 1st Move International!

Yes, you can start tracking your shipment as soon as it leaves the UK using our container tracking tool.

Here's a quick breakdown of the information in our shipping schedules:

  • Destination: These are the ports in Canada that we ship directly to. If your destination is not listed, fear not. We cover the whole of Canada and can provide a full door-to-door service to any town or city within Canada.
  • Vessel Name: Every vessel has a unique name which can be used to track from the moment it leaves the United Kingdom.
  • Last Moving Date to Meet Vessel: This is the last available moving date if you want to meet a particular vessel in time for its departure. We update our schedules every month and whatever your move date, there will be a vessel available for you. These dates are simply here for your information and to help with planning.
  • Sailing Date: The date on which the vessel is scheduled to depart.
  • Port to Port Transit Time: The estimated time, in days, it takes for the vessel to travel from the port of origin to the destination port.

We provide a wealth of information on customs regulations, prohibited/restricted items and paperwork when shipping to Canada. When you make a booking with 1st Move International, our experienced team will be on hand at every step to ensure compliance with these rules and answer any questions you may have. Please see our guides below for more information:

If you are conscious about your environmental impact when shipping to Canada, you may want to take steps to offset your emissions. To do this, you can use a sea freight emission calculator such as the one provided by Sinay. This tool allows you to calculate the carbon footprint per TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) of any given sea freight shipment.

To estimate the impact of your move, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the CO2 Calculator: Go to the Sinay CO2 calculator here.
  2. Enter Departure/Arrival Details: Input the departure and destination for your shipment/vessel.
  3. Calculate Emissions: The tool will calculate the CO2 emissions per TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit).
  4. How to Estimate for a Shared Container: For shared container shipments, use the volume of your packed belongings in cubic metres (m3) to estimate your share. We provide all of our customers with the precise volume of their shipment. Divide the emission figure per TEU given by the calculator by the total volume of a TEU (33.2 m3) and then multiply by the volume of your shipment. This will give you an accurate figure for the share of emissions generated by your move.
  5. How to Estimate for a Full Container: For full container shipments, simply multiply the emission figure per TEU given by the calculator by the number of containers that you are shipping, which in most cases will be 1. If you are using a 40ft container multply this figure by 2 instead.

Once you have your estimated emissions you can explore carbon offsetting options to mitigate your environmental impact. Common methods include participating in tree planting initiatives, investing in renewable energy projects, or purchasing carbon credits.

Still have a question? Let us know! Chat to our team live, give us a call or simply request a quote to learn more.

Trust Us with Your Move to Canada

With over 25 years of experience in the removals industry, we offer unrivalled expertise and exceptional services tailored to your needs.

At 1st Move International, we take pride in offering faster shipping and safer packing. We meticulously handle every item, ensuring your belongings reach their new home safely. As members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and the British Association of Removers (BAR), we uphold the highest standards of professionalism and care in every move.

Ready to take the first step towards your Canadian journey? Get a free, no-obligation quote for our removal services today.

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