Trusted International Movers from Fareham

At 1st Move International, we recognise the significant challenges associated with an international move from Fareham. With our team of well-trained and experienced professionals at your service, we ensure you benefit from our more than 25 years of experience. We're passionate about understanding your distinct needs and delivering customised solutions because we know that every move is unique.

From safer packing and loading of your items to dealing with all necessary documentation, customs formalities, and insurance, we manage every step of your move, allowing you to focus on the exciting adventure ahead. Serving Fareham and its surrounding locales including Portchester, Titchfield, and Locks Heath, our mission is to streamline your international move, making it as smooth and relaxing 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 packing process plays a fundamental role in any overseas move. Therefore, we employ an exceptional shrink-fast packing system, recognised as the safest approach for shipping household goods and personal effects overseas. Our packing methods, backed by our insurance partners, contribute to one of the industry's lowest damage claim rates, safeguarding your belongings from Fareham all the way to your destination. With our sophisticated packing process, your move is destined to be faster, safer, and smarter. Learn more about our safer packing methods here or take a look at our explanatory video below.

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

Trusted by Customers Across Fareham

We take immense pride in satisfying our customers. Our meticulous packing techniques, approachable and professional team, coupled with a keen eye for detail, have consistently earned us glowing reviews from our customers. We aim to make every international move as serene and stress-free as possible. Browse through our customer reviews and see why Fareham residents choose us time and time again for their international moves.

Memberships and Accreditations

With over 20 years of service, 1st Move International has been a trusted partner for Fareham residents moving overseas. As members of BIFA (the British International Freight Association), we adhere to a rigorous code of conduct, ensuring that our shipping services uphold the highest standards. As proud members of BAR (the British Association of Removers), we abide by their strict standards and service guidelines, promoting transparency in our quotes and delivering exceptional customer service.

Marine Insurance

In collaboration with Basil Fry & Co, a leading UK moving industry insurer, we offer comprehensive shipping insurance. Our unique packing systems, honed over 20 years, have helped us achieve the lowest claims record in our sector. These systems reduce the likelihood of damage or loss, ensuring the safe shipment of your belongings. Due to the various entities handling your goods, including overseas customs officers, we continually recommend marine shipping insurance.

Areas Covered in and Around Fareham

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When it comes to international removals from Fareham, 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 Fareham 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 Fareham 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 Fareham 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 us.

Get Your FREE Quote

Are you planning an overseas move from Fareham or the surrounding areas? Look no further than 1st Move International. With over 25 years of experience, we are your experts in comprehensive international removals services. Contact us today to learn more about how we can facilitate your new life abroad. For a detailed quote and additional information about our superb services, complete our quick moving quote form here.

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