Shipping Furniture Overseas

Unbeatable Packing & Guaranteed Weekly Shipping

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If you are moving abroad and looking for a reliable and safe way of shipping your furniture and household goods from the UK, get a FREE quote here to receive a tailored estimate for your international furniture shipping needs.

At 1st Move International, we've been shipping furniture, household goods and personal effects from the UK to all major destinations worldwide for over 24 years.

Our unbeatable packing offers the absolute best protection for your furniture in transit and allows us to ship alongside commercial goods, ensuring weekly sailings for our customers.

We never ship items loose and all contents of your shipment will be neatly arranged onto pallets, wrapped with multiple layers of protection and finally encased in our unique shrink-wrap film that, once heated, shrinks to a tight fit to encase and protect your shipment from the outside world. Continue reading to see how it's done or get a quote.

Jumbled up personal effects before packing

Segregated from other shipments and professionally export wrapped.

Perfectly packed pallet

Shrink-wrapped and heat-treated to individual pallets.

Packed pallets inside container cross section

Safely loaded and isolated from all other shipments inside the container.

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Guaranteed weekly shipping

Avoid the delays and get there faster! Our unique packing allows us to ship weekly by sharing containers with commercial exporting companies.

Our palletised international furniture shipping service allows you to ship your funiture and household goods in the same way that large commercial companies do it.

Ship it like the pros with our guaranteed weekly furniture shipping service!

Unbeatable packing & protection

We do not load loose items into containers, period.

Just like professional exporting companies, we carefully pack loose items, secure them onto pallets and shrink-wrap everything together before loading into a container.

We are the only international furniture shipping company in the UK to use this tried and tested professional packing system to provide maximum safety of your household goods and furniture.

Measured exactly for accurate billing

When it comes to international shipping, size does matter! Shipping costs are determined by the total volume of your shipment.

Our experienced team of packers ensure that your funiture is neatly arranged onto pallets in the most space efficient to minimise the total volume of your shipment.

Our palletised packing allows us to precisely measure the exact volume of your packed shipment, providing you with clear and accurate billing for your move.

Furniture Shipping with 1st Move International
A Safer Move Abroad

10 great benefits of shipping furniture and household goods overseas using our protective packing systems

Our professional packing is specifically designed to move your personal items safely overseas. Often described as the surgical glove of shipping, we maximise the protection for your household goods meaning you do not have to isolate, wipe or disinfect your goods on arrival.

We never load loose items in containers and your furniture and personal effects will never be mixed in with other customers goods. Once palletised, they can only be moved by forklift so are free from human contact until arrival at your door.

We are the only international moving company who use this system of shrink-wrap packing and have pioneered palletised shipping for over 24 years. Isolate, safeguard, protect and ship has been our mantra since 1997.

  1. Maximise the safety and security for every international move.
  2. Prevents any handling of your personal effects by others.
  3. Sealed and separated from all other shipments.
  4. No need to isolate, disinfect or wipe at your door. Just cut open the bag and dispose.
  5. No delays. We ship weekly by sharing with commercial exporting companies.
  6. Pay exactly for what you ship. Measured exactly for clear and accurate billing.
  7. Weekly shipping services with the UK’s premier shipping lines.
  8. Reduce customs delays on arrival. Customs clear your pallet. Not the container.
  9. Approved by our insurers and proven to reduce claims.
  10. Individually export wrapped, secured to your own pallets, bubble wrap protected, shrink wrapped & heat treated, strap banded and finally, security sealed.

For the safest furniture shipping service on the planet, period.

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UK Nationwide Collections

1st Move International have receiving depots throughout the UK including London, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow. We can offer collection services throughout the whole of the UK. From our main transport facilities in Bristol we can also offer next day collection and packing services throughout South Wales, including Swansea, Cardiff and Newport. Combined with our specially negotiated rates with all major shipping lines this means we can guarantee weekly moving and shipping services to over 97 countries including Australia, New Zealand, USA, South Africa, Canada and more.

It's a Question of Trust

1st Move International are members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and the British Association of Removers (BAR). We are also registered UK customs brokers which allows us to file electronic customs clearances through all main UK ports. Established in 1997, we have been providing overseas removals services to members of the public for over 22 years and are one of the UK’s largest privately owned overseas moving companies. We ship household goods and personal effects to almost all overseas destinations and we provide international removals insurance.

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Your Pallets Packed - Live on Facebook

COVID Safe Packing and Zero Touch Delivery Label

1st Move are the only UK international removals company who offer COVID safe packing solutions when shipping household goods overseas.

Once packed, all of our customer pallets are photographed and pictures of your own shipment will be posted immediately to our Facebook page.

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