Container Shipping Schedules, Sailing Times and Shipping Rates from the UK

Container Shipping Costs UK USA

1st Move offer weekly international container shipping from the UK to the USA. Please find below our current container shipping timetable from the UK to America.

We have also included the container shipping costs to give you an indication of the charges involved in shipping the contents of your home from the UK to the USA. Many factors are involved in calculating the costs to ship a container to the USA, each house move is different and the USA is a big place!

To get a bespoke rate for your own specific house move and find out the exact costs and prices to ship a container to the USA please complete our online shipping quote form.

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Destination Vessel Name Last Moving Date to Meet Vessel Sailing Date Port to Port Transit Time
Charleston YM Evolution 12/04/2017 22/04/2017 10
YM Enlightenment 19/04/2017 29/04/2017 10
YM Essence 26/04/2017 06/05/2017 10
YM Express 03/05/2017 13/05/2017 10
Houston Philadelphia Express 15/04/2017 25/04/2017 16
Washington Express 22/04/2017 02/05/2017 16
Angeles 29/04/2017 09/05/2017 16
Yorktown Express 06/05/2017 16/05/2017 16
Los Angeles YM Evolution 12/04/2017 22/04/2017 28
YM Enlightenment 19/04/2017 29/04/2017 28
YM Essence 26/04/2017 06/05/2017 28
YM Express 03/05/2017 13/05/2017 28
Miami Philadelphia Express 15/04/2017 25/04/2017 16
Washington Express 22/04/2017 02/05/2017 16
Angeles 29/04/2017 09/05/2017 16
Yorktown Express 06/05/2017 16/05/2017 16
New York YM Evolution 12/04/2017 22/04/2017 8
YM Enlightenment 19/04/2017 29/04/2017 8
YM Essence 26/04/2017 06/05/2017 8
YM Express 03/05/2017 13/05/2017 8

How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Container to the USA?

Container shipping costs will vary depending on the size of your moving, onsite packing requirements, distance from the port of exit in the UK and your ultimate destination Stateside. The container shipping costs below are the rates from the UK port to USA port only and do not include UK transport or packing costs nor the costs to transport and unpack the container to your home in America. A normal 3 bed house should fit into a 20ft container and a 4 or 5 bed house would normally require a 40ft container.

As a rough guide for example a 3 bed house from say, London to Miami would incur additional UK transport costs, packing, unpacking and redelivery to your home in Miami. You should budget around an additional £2000.00 on top of the Port to Port rate of £1885.00 plus insurance.

Please complete our online container quote form on this page to get the exact cost breakdown for your own individual house move to the USA.

Container Shipping Costs from the UK to USA

Destination Port 20ft Container Cost (GBP) 40ft Container Cost (GBP)
Charleston £1,711 £2,651
Chicago £2,399 £3,121
Houston £1,371 £1,811
Los Angeles £1,987 £2,740
Miami £1,541 £1,987
New York £1,511 £1,950
Norfolk £1,808 £2,638
San Francisco £2,160 £2,977