Trusted International Movers from Bridgend

At 1st Move International, we appreciate the challenges and anxieties that an international move from Bridgend can bring. With over a quarter of a century's worth of experience, our highly skilled and dedicated team is ready to understand and meet your unique requirements. We believe every move is unique, and therefore, we offer customised solutions, specific to your individual needs.

We'll handle everything for you, from safer packing and loading your belongings to dealing with all the paperwork, customs regulations, and insurance. We're here to make your international move as seamless and worry-free as possible, serving Bridgend and nearby areas including Pencoed, Coity, and Brackla.

Container ship sailing fast

Faster Weekly Shipping Service

No waiting to fill our containers. We have pre-booked container slots sharing space with commercial exporters so we can ship weekly with the world's premier shipping lines.

Packed pallets lined up

Better Protection For Your Move

Palletised international removals for a safer move overseas. Our shrink-wrap packing stops the handling of individual items. This reduces the risks of damage, mix-ups and improves the security & protection of your goods.

Pallets being measured

Measured Exactly for Accurate Billing

When it comes to shipping, size matters. Moving costs are determined by the total volume of your shipment. After packing, our pallets can be measured exactly to ensure clear and accurate billing for your move abroad.

Our Unique Packing System - The Best in the Business

The packing process is an essential part of any overseas move. That's why we've developed a distinctive shrink-fast packing system, proven to be the safest method of transporting personal belongings and household goods abroad. Our packing methods are endorsed and checked by our insurers, resulting in one of the industry's lowest damage claim rates. This ensures the safety of your items, from the UK to your destination. With our pioneering packing process, your move will be quicker, safer, and smarter. Discover more about our safer packing process here or watch our informative video below.

See our safer packing page for a more detailed breakdown of our packing procedures.

Trusted by Customers Across Bridgend

We take immense pride in the satisfaction of our customers. Our meticulous packing methods, dedicated professional staff, and attention to detail have consistently earned us glowing reviews from our customers. We aim to make every international move as straightforward and stress-free as possible. Please read our customer reviews and see why residents of Bridgend place their trust in us for their international moves.

Memberships and Accreditations

For over 20 years, 1st Move International has been helping people from Bridgend start their new lives abroad. As members of BIFA (the British International Freight Association), we follow a strict code of conduct, ensuring that we uphold the utmost standards in shipping services. And as trusted members of BAR (the British Association of Removers), we abide by its stringent standards and service guidelines, including transparency in pricing and high-level customer service.

Marine Insurance

We provide comprehensive shipping insurance via our partnership with Basil Fry & Co, a renowned name in the UK's moving industry. Our unique packing systems, honed over two decades, allow us to maintain the lowest claims record in our sector. These systems reduce the risk of damage or loss, ensuring the safety and security of your belongings in transit. We always advocate marine shipping insurance due to the various parties involved in handling your goods, including overseas customs officers.

Areas Covered in and Around Bridgend

  • Bridgend town
  • Porthcawl
  • Maesteg
  • Pyle
  • Sarn
  • Pencoed
  • Brackla
  • and more!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When it comes to international removals from Bridgend, the cost will depend on several factors, including the size or volume of your shipment, the destination, and the value of your household goods. Additional considerations like packing requirements and distance from international ports can also impact the cost of your move. At 1st Move International, we offer competitive pricing and provide a range of services to help make your international move as stress-free as possible. You can expect to pay from £750.00 for a shared container service or over £4000.00 for a dedicated 20ft or 40ft full house move.

To get a better idea of the costs involved, be sure to check out our international removals costs guide.

You can bring all manner of personal effects and household goods with you, such as furniture, electronics, artwork, clothes, and other items providing you're the owner of course!

However, it's important to note that there are certain items that are prohibited from overseas shipping, including perishable goods, plants, tobacco, alcohol, and more. We provide a list of often prohibited good in our customs guide, which you can refer to for more information.

There are several options available, each with its own set of advantages and considerations. These include:

  • Full container load (FCL) shipping, which involves shipping all of your belongings in a single container.
  • Less than container load (LCL) shipping, which involves combining your belongings with other shipments in a shared container.
  • Air freight, which is faster but more expensive than sea freight.

Choosing the right shipping option will depend on factors such as your budget, the volume of your belongings, and the speed of delivery required. Our team of experts can help you navigate these considerations and choose the right shipping option for your needs.

The duration of an international move to Bridgend will depend on the final destination. Shipping port to port from the UK to New York, USA, for instance, takes roughly 12 days. Shipping to Singapore takes around 26 days, and shipping to Australia can take approximately 50 days. For detailed information on transit times and sailing schedules to major destinations, refer to our weekly international moving schedules.

We understand that tracking the progress of your international move from Bridgend is important. Fortunately we offer online tracking services that allow you to monitor the status of your shipment. You will typically receive a tracking number or reference code, which you can use to track the progress of your shipment. Our container and cargo tracking system enables us to track your goods in real-time, anywhere in the world. If you have any questions or concerns about tracking your international move, don't hesitate to contact our team for assistance.

We highly recommend that you consider taking out insurance for your international move from Bridgend to protect against the risks associated with international shipping. Our marine shipping insurance, provided through our brokers Basil Fry & Co, is designed to give you peace of mind and covers loss, theft, and damage. Our Standard cover policy is more than adequate to cover your goods in the event of loss, theft and damage and includes damage cover for all goods packed by usl.

Get Your FREE Quote

Planning an international move from Bridgend or its surrounding areas? Look no further than 1st Move International. With over 25 years of experience, we are the professionals in comprehensive international removals services. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in beginning your new life overseas. For a detailed quotation and more information on our excellent services, complete our quick moving quote form here. Trust us to make your international move from Bridgend a smooth and stress

Ready to start your journey?
Get a free quote to move overseas from bridgend using the form above, or give us a call on 0800 389 0784 to speak to one of our advisors.

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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.