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.
1st Move provides specialised container shipping services from the UK to America, perfectly tailored for personal belongings and household goods.
You can benefit from our attractive shared container services, ideal for smaller moves. These come with our bespoke export packing systems, ensuring the safe and efficient transport of your items.
Have a larger house move in mind? We offer dedicated 20ft and 40ft container shipping services, with collection directly from your residence. These direct UK services promise some of the quickest departure times in the industry.
For more information on our schedules, transit times to the USA, and customs information, please continue reading below. Alternatively, visit our international removals USA page for a deeper dive into our removals services from the UK or simply get a quote here to find out how we can help with your move.
Are you planning a move to the USA? Get dates and port to port transit times for each vessel departing from the UK to the USA.
Short Answer: Port to port transit times to the States vary from between 10 to 30 days depending on your destination port. 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|
|Los Angeles||Mona Lisa||03/12/2023||17/12/2023||30|
|New York||Mona Lisa||03/12/2023||17/12/2023||12|
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:
Moving to the USA comes with its unique set of rules regarding what can and cannot be shipped. Understanding these restrictions will save you time and prevent possible complications during customs clearance.
Here's a list of items you are not allowed to ship into the USA:
A few items are not completely prohibited but do have certain restrictions. These include firearms, expensive jewellery, and large amounts of cash. You'll also need to be aware of items subject to duty or taxes. To prevent any hold-ups with your shipment, ensure that all recently purchased items are removed from their packaging to avoid any confusion about their intended use.
As part of your shipping process, you'll need to complete a packing list, which we will assist you with, ensuring that every item you're shipping is properly documented. You'll also need to fill out and sign a customs declaration form. Fortunately, this form can be completed prior to shipping.
Maintaining copies of all forms and paperwork throughout your shipping process is highly recommended for peace of mind. The originals will be necessary for clearing customs, but copies serve as a backup to ensure you have all you need for a smooth customs experience.
At 1st Move International, we provide the support you need to ship your belongings to the USA with confidence. We're here to make your international move easier, with the lowest insurance claims record in the UK. If you're ready to start your international move, get in touch or get a moving quote today.
Numerous influential ports scattered across the USA function as key centres for container shipping. Their pivotal role in national trade and commerce is emphasized by the annual handling of millions of Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs).
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.