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Container Shipping Schedules & Transit Times to the USA

Are you looking for an international container shipping service from the UK to the USA for personal effects, household goods and furniture? We provide international removals for customers who are moving overseas from the UK or anyone who wishes to transport personal belongings from the UK to America. Get a free quote today to find out about our container shipping and removals services or see below for our latest shipping schedule to the USA.

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UK to USA Container Shipping Schedule

Destination Vessel Name Last Moving Date to Meet Vessel Sailing Date Port to Port Transit Time
Houston MOL Proficiency 19/05/2024 02/06/2024 19
ONE Triton 26/05/2024 09/06/2024 19
Chacabuco 02/06/2024 16/06/2024 19
Hella 09/06/2024 23/06/2024 19
Los Angeles Atlantic Sail 20/05/2024 03/06/2024 30
Atlantic Star 27/05/2024 10/06/2024 30
Atlantic Sky 03/06/2024 17/06/2024 30
Atlantic Sun 10/06/2024 24/06/2024 30
Miami Atlantic Sail 20/05/2024 03/06/2024 14
Atlantic Star 27/05/2024 10/06/2024 14
Atlantic Sky 03/06/2024 17/06/2024 14
Atlantic Sun 10/06/2024 24/06/2024 14
New York Atlantic Sail 20/05/2024 03/06/2024 12
Atlantic Star 27/05/2024 10/06/2024 12
Atlantic Sky 03/06/2024 17/06/2024 12
Atlantic Sun 10/06/2024 24/06/2024 12

FAQ: Your Questions Answered

It takes an average of 12 to 30 days to ship a container from the United Kingdom to the USA. Exact transit times will depend on your destination port in the USA.

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

UK to the USA Container Shipping Transit Times
Port Transit Time
Houston 19 days
Los Angeles 30 days
Miami 14 days
New York 12 days

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

Yes. Once booked, you will provide you with a unique container number and the name of your vessel. These details will allow you to track your shipment from the moment it leaves the UK using our container tracking tool.

Our container shipping schedules provide a few key details to help you plan and track your shipments efficiently. Here's the information included:

  • Destination: These are the main container shipping ports in the USA that we ship to. If your destination is not listed, fear not. We cover the whole of the USA and can provide a full door-to-door service to any town or city within the USA.
  • Vessel Name: Every vessel has a unique name which can be used to track its journey to the USA.
  • 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. Remember, these schedules are updated monthly 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 the USA. When you book with 1st Move International, our dedicated move managers 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:

You can track the environmental impact of your shipment using the CO2 calculator tool 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 specific shipment, 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 our customers with the exact volumne of their shipment in cubic metres. Divide the emission figure 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 the USA

With over 25 years of experience in container shipping & international removals from the UK to the USA, and offering unbeatable packing and shipping services tailored to your needs, 1st Move International is the perfect choice for shipping personal effects, household goods and furniture to America.

We're proud to offer faster shipping and safer packing and we handle every item with utmost care, ensuring your belongings arrive safely at your new home in the USA. As members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and the British Association of Removers (BAR), we adhere to the highest standards of professionalism in every move.

Get a free, no-obligation quote for our removal services to the USA today.

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