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, customs information and more.
We offer shared container shipping using our unique personal & household effects packing system for those smaller moves, as well as a dedicated container shipping service for larger full house removals, direct from the UK to Canada.
We are the only international shipping and moving company in the UK to use the world’s premier shipping lines to offer you guaranteed weekly container shipping to Canada.
Our experienced move managers will provide all the help and advice you need when moving from the UK to Canada so you can enjoy a simply first class shipping experience. Check out what our customers think by reading our reviews here.
Are you planning a move to Canada? Get dates and port to port transit times for each vessel departing from the UK to Canada.
Short Answer: Port to port transit times between the UK and Canada are typically between 10 to 30 days, depending on the port of arrival. For more detailed times for each port/vessel please see our table below.
|Destination||Vessel Name||Last Moving Date to Meet Vessel||Sailing Date||Port to Port Transit Time|
|OOCL St Lawrence||18/12/2023||01/01/2024||10|
|OOCL St Lawrence||18/12/2023||01/01/2024||12|
|OOCL St Lawrence||18/12/2023||01/01/2024||30|
Once your goods have been loaded you will receive a unique container number. We offer a container tracking service through trace-track.com, allowing you to track your container in real-time. Simply enter your container number to get the latest information about your shipment:
When shipping personal effects to Canada via container, it's important to consider the prohibited and restricted items list to avoid complications at customs. Some items may not be as obvious as you might think, for example, you are prohibited from shipping a used mattress into Canada. Your belongings, for the most part, should be allowed to enter Canada seamlessly; however, it's always best to check beforehand. Your moving/shipping company should be happy to provide guidance & advice according to your inventory list.
The following items are strictly prohibited for shipping to Canada:
The following items are restricted and might require additional documentation to clear customs:
To make the shipping process from the UK to Canada smoother, it is recommended to create an inventory list of all your belongings. With this list, we can ensure your items comply with Canadian shipping regulations.
Once the packing list is prepared, you must declare everything you're bringing. This can be done ahead of time by completing declaration forms for Canadian customs, which we can also assist with.
Certain items might be subjected to duty or taxes in Canada. Visit the Canadian Border Services Agency website for a complete list and detailed information.
At 1st Move International, we're committed to making your international move as easy as possible and we're here to assist with all of the paperwork and customs formalities associated with shipping personl effects to Canada via container. For further information on our customs clearance procedures or for a moving quote, please get in touch with us or complete the quick quote form on this page.
Canada, with its extensive coastline, is home to several major ports that play an integral role in the transportation of goods to and from the UK and other countries across the globe. Here are some of the main container shipping ports in 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.