Faster Shipping

Ship it like the pros with 1st Move International's weekly shipping services.

Here at 1st Move International, we do things differently than other conventional international removals companies. This helps us to overcome the additional pressures that are still being seen throughout the international supply chain world as a result of port congestion, causing delays in securing shipping containers and space with vessel operators.

During these challenging times, some international removals companies are experiencing delays of 4 to 6 months before being able to ship their customer’s goods out of the UK. Not 1st Move International.

We can be more confident of the length of time it takes to ship your personal effects, and are pleased to tell you how we do it…

How is 1st Move International different from other international removals companies?

Many moving companies provide shared ‘Groupage’ container services that need a large 40’ shipping container to be filled with your and other peoples’ belongings before it can be shipped.

When you ship with 1st Move using our palletised shared container service your shipping schedule will not be affected or delayed by other peoples’ moving plans. We treat your move as just that…Your move.

Once collected your belongings will be packed, wrapped, protected and sealed onto pallets creating your own bespoke, secure shipping units with our unique Shrinkfast packing system…we never load and ship our customers belongings as loose items.

In addition to providing the highest levels of safety and security, our palletised packing system lets us book space for your move with commercial shipping lines in one of their pre-booked containers, on the next available vessel departure.

Our unique palletised packing system means we share containers with some of the UK's largest manufacturing and exporting companies. More importantly, it allows us to provide you with access to the weekly container services offered by the world’s premier international shipping lines.

For more details on how and why we have been packing and shipping for our customers in this way for over 25 years take a look at our blog: How Palletising Your Personal Belongings Makes Moving Overseas Safer.

How Long Does It Take To Ship Personal Effects?

While all moving companies should provide a transit time on their quotation, you should always ask your mover how long it will be before your shipment will leave the UK. Due to the significant challenges some movers are facing in coordinating container shipments they might not be able to tell you.

When moving overseas with 1st Move you avoid this type of uncertainty and can plan your international removal with confidence. You can always ask one of our team about our next sailings or simply take a look at our published Removals Shipping Schedules;

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.

This is our craft - lives packed with care and attention for their journey overseas. Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.

We're proud to post these images, showcasing our removals team's passion and skill. Your personal effects are in the very best hands and are now destined for new adventures abroad.

Come and have a look.

Looking for a quote? Use our quote form to receive an estimate for your move.