Trusted International Movers from Eastleigh

We at 1st Move International are well aware that an international move from Eastleigh is a significant and often nerve-wracking event. But with more than 25 years of experience, our professional team stands ready to offer you a bespoke solution, considering your unique needs and expectations. We understand that every move is distinct and deserves a personalised approach.

From expertly packing and loading your items to handling all the paperwork, customs formalities and insurance, we manage it all, allowing you to concentrate on your exciting new life abroad. We serve Eastleigh and its surrounding areas such as Chandlers Ford, Bishopstoke, and Fair Oak, with the aim to make your international move as effortless and worry-free as possible.

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 importance of packing cannot be overstated when it comes to an overseas move. That's why we employ a unique shrink-fast packing system, the most secure method for transporting household goods and personal effects overseas. Our packing system has earned the seal of approval from our insurance partners and contributes to one of the lowest damage claim rates in the industry, ensuring your possessions are well-protected from Eastleigh to your destination. Our innovative and advanced packing process accelerates your move, making it safer and smarter. To learn more about our packing process, click here or watch our video below.

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

Trusted by Customers Across Eastleigh

Our commitment to customer satisfaction is unwavering. Thanks to our stringent packing techniques, our professional and friendly team, and our eye for detail, we have consistently received positive feedback from our clients. We endeavour to make every international move as seamless and stress-free as possible. Have a look at our customer reviews to find out why Eastleigh residents consistently choose us for their international moves.

Memberships and Accreditations

For over 20 years, 1st Move International has been aiding Eastleigh residents with their overseas relocations. As members of BIFA (the British International Freight Association), we commit to a rigorous code of conduct, ensuring that we deliver the highest standards in shipping services. As trusted members of BAR (the British Association of Removers), we adhere to its strict standards and service guidelines, providing clear quotes and superior customer service.

Marine Insurance

In partnership with Basil Fry & Co, a leading player in the UK's moving industry, we offer comprehensive shipping insurance. Our unique packing systems, honed over 20 years, have led to the lowest claims record in our sector. These systems minimise the risk of damage or loss, ensuring the safety and security of your belongings during transit. We strongly recommend marine shipping insurance, considering the various parties involved in handling your goods, including overseas customs officers.

Areas Covered in and Around Eastleigh

  • Eastleigh
  • Southampton
  • Portsmouth
  • Winchester
  • Fareham
  • Gosport
  • Basingstoke
  • and more!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When it comes to international removals from Eastleigh, 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 Eastleigh 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 Eastleigh 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 Eastleigh 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

Are you planning to move overseas from Eastleigh or its surrounding areas? Look no further than 1st Move International. With more than 25 years of experience, we are your experts in providing comprehensive international removals services. Contact us today to learn how we can assist in your overseas transition. For a detailed quote

Ready to start your journey?
Get a free quote to move overseas from Eastleigh 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.