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Container Shipping Schedule & Transit Times to South Africa

UK to South Africa container shipping with weekly sailings and the fastest transit times for your International house move. Please see our South Africa container shipping schedule below for details of the next sailings from the UK.

Use our dedicated international container shipping service for large house moves to South Africa, or if you plan to travel light, see our shared container shipping services using our 'ShrinkFast' packing system designed just for small home removals.

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Container Shipping Schedules and Sailing Times for South Africa

Daily collections and weekly international shipping to 144 countries. We get you there fast. See the benefits of our container services to South Africa by treating your stuff to a first-class ticket shipping to South Africa with 1st Move International. Faster, Safer and Smarter.

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Destination Vessel Name Last Moving Date to Meet Vessel Sailing Date Port to Port Transit Time
Cape Town MSC Channe 16/05/2024 30/05/2024 42
MSC Branka 23/05/2024 06/06/2024 42
MSC Rayshmi 30/05/2024 13/06/2024 42
MSC Bianca 06/06/2024 20/06/2024 42
Durban MSC Channe 16/05/2024 30/05/2024 28
MSC Branka 23/05/2024 06/06/2024 28
MSC Rayshmi 30/05/2024 13/06/2024 28
MSC Bianca 06/06/2024 20/06/2024 28
Port Elizabeth MSC Channe 16/05/2024 30/05/2024 25
MSC Branka 23/05/2024 06/06/2024 25
MSC Rayshmi 30/05/2024 13/06/2024 25
MSC Bianca 06/06/2024 20/06/2024 25

FAQ: Your Questions Answered

On average, it takes between 25 and 42 days to ship a container from the United Kingdom to South Africa, depending on your destination port.

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

UK to Canada Container Shipping Transit Times
Port Transit Time
Cape Town 42 days
Durban 28 days
Port Elizabeth 25 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. Using our container tracking tool and the unique container number that we provide when you book, you can track your shipment to South Africa from the moment it leaves the United Kingdom.

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 South Africa

We're proud of our faster shipping & safer packing, ensuring reliable & secure container shipping to South Africa.

We have been shipping to South Africa for over 25 years and we are members of the British Association of Removers and the British International Freight Association. We have helped ship countless families and individuals from the UK to South Africa.

Get a free, no-obligation quote for our container shipping and removals services today.

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Useful Information, Resources and Guides for South Africa

International Removals UK to South Africa

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Container Shipping Costs UK to South Africa

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Customs Guide for Shipping Personal Effects to South Africa

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South Africa Moving Guides

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Your Pallets Packed - Posted Live on Facebook

Your life, carefully wrapped, beautifully packed, and protected for the journey ahead.

We are extremely proud of our unique packing process. We are the only international removals company in the UK that uses this tried and tested method to ship your treasured personal possessions overseas.

Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.