International Shipping and Moving Costs

With the 1st Move Price Guarantee you can be assured of clear and accurate billing and that your final shipping costs will be calculated on the precise packed volume of your personal effects. No more, no less. No guessing!

International Removals Costs and the "1st Move Price Guarantee"

How We Can Accurately Price Your International Shipping and Moving Costs

Once your goods have undergone our "Shrink-fast" packing system and are carefully packed, wrapped, and secured to your pallet they are now ready for shipping. All our packing is specifically designed for your own personal house move and individually tailored for safe and secure shipping overseas.

Every move is different, so whether you are shipping just a few boxes of personal effects or have larger items to move like wardrobes, furniture, beds or pianos, we have the packing solutions for you.

We will build your pallets to the exact specifications of your overseas move. Below is one of our finished pallets, hand made just for you and about the size of a large fridge/freezer.

This pallet is measured EXACTLY, ensuring you are charged only for what you ship. Your final UK shipping costs are based on the precise final size of your overseas move, and our packing systems ensure clear and accurate billing. With 1st Move you can be assured that you only pay for what you ship and nothing more.

No other mover can make this guarantee, why not ask them how they will work out your final bill!

Your finished pallet, accurately measured.

Before your pallets are shipped overseas they are also independently measured, security checked and weighed by the shipping line prior to loading into the container. After all, they also need to check the volume and weight before billing 1st Move.

These measurements, and the total volume, are clearly disclosed on all shipping documents, customs forms and your final invoice. Shipment sizes are also regularly checked throughout our supply chain of shipping agents, port and customs authorities.
Find out more about customs procedures.

Our destination agents in your home country are also happy to reconfirm pallet sizes before delivery and you can, of course, measure the pallets when they arrive at your door. Simple.

We also post a photo of each shipment to our the 1st Move Facebook page, showing the exact dimensions before being sent off.

With the 1st Move Price Guarantee you can be assured of clear and accurate billing and that your final international removal and shipping costs will be calculated on the precise packed volume of your personal effects. No more, no less. No guessing.

Find out more about our great range of overseas removals services on our home page.

We also offer full container shipping, and below are indicative international shipping costs for those full house moves. A three bed house would normally require a 20ft container and a 4/5 bedroom house would normally require a 40ft container. The International shipping costs below are based on the port to port rates and do not include UK collection or packing costs, nor destination clearance and delivery costs. These will vary dependant on collection and delivery points.

How Much Does it Cost to Move Overseas?

We also offer regular container shipping services where you will have sole use of the shipping lines own container. Shown below are indicative international shipping costs for those full house moves. A three bed house would normally require a 20ft container and a 4/5 bedroom house would normally require a 40ft container.

The International shipping costs below are based on the port to port rates from London or Felixstowe and do not include UK collection or packing costs, nor destination clearance and delivery costs. Collection and delivery costs will be based on the distances from the exit and arrival port. Packing and loading costs will depend on the volume of goods and the time taken to pack and load your household goods.

A full house move can be complex or easy and costs can vary depending on a number of factors which you should discuss before making that move. Please complete our online moving quote form and we will give you a full breakdown of the container shipping costs tailored for your own move overseas.

International Removals. Container Shipping Costs

Country Port 20ft Container Cost (GBP) 40ft Container Cost (GBP)
Australia Melbourne £1,138 £1,985
Sydney £1,138 £1,985
New Zealand Auckland £1,255 £1,936
Wellington £1,255 £1,936
Canada Montreal £1,066 £1,915
Toronto £1,340 £2,278
Vancouver £2,269 £3,507
USA Charleston £1,705 £2,640
Chicago £2,400 £3,115
Houston £1,369 £1,806
Los Angeles £1,990 £2,733
Miami £1,538 £1,993
New York £1,506 £1,943
Norfolk £1,810 £2,640
San Francisco £2,155 £2,998
South Africa Cape Town £1,096 £1,806
Durban £1,096 £1,806
Cyprus Limassol £965 £1,540

Your Pallets Packed - Live

We are the only international removals company in the UK who use this revolutionary shipping method for the transportation of personal effects and household goods, and once we have packed your shipment we post a picture of every move to our Facebook page. Neat!