Trusted International Movers from New Forest

At 1st Move International, we appreciate that an international move from New Forest can be overwhelming and challenging. With a legacy of over 25 years, you can depend on our team of seasoned professionals to closely collaborate with you, understanding your unique needs and requirements. We appreciate that no two moves are alike, which is why we offer customised solutions designed for your specific situation.

We are thorough, covering all aspects from safely packing and loading your items to handling paperwork, customs formalities, and insurance. Our goal is to let you concentrate on starting your new life abroad, while we manage your move. Catering to New Forest and nearby areas, we pledge to ensure your international move is seamless and stress-free.

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 way items are packed significantly impacts any overseas move. We implement a unique shrink-fast packing system, recognised as the safest method to transport household goods and personal effects overseas. Our packing systems are insurance company-approved, resulting in one of the lowest damage claim rates in the industry, ensuring the safety of your individual items, both in the UK and at your destination. Discover more about our safer packing process here, or view our informative video below.

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

Trusted by Customers Across New Forest

At the heart of our service is an unwavering dedication to customer delight. We pride ourselves on our rigorous packing methods, warm and competent staff, and acute attention to the smallest of details, which have consistently garnered us high praises from our clientele. Our aim is to facilitate every international transition with as much ease and minimal stress as possible, a sentiment echoed in our glowing customer reviews. We urge you to browse through our client testimonials to grasp why customers throughout New Forest bank on us for their international relocations.

Memberships and Accreditations

For over two decades, 1st Move International has successfully helped numerous individuals in New Forest commence their new life abroad. Being accredited members of BIFA (the British International Freight Association), we abide by a stringent code of conduct that guarantees our shipping services always uphold the peak industry standards. Also, as esteemed members of BAR (the British Association of Removers), we follow its stringent standards and service guidelines which mandate transparent quotations, pricing, and top-tier customer service.

Marine Insurance

Through our collaboration with Basil Fry &s; Co, an industry-leading insurance provider in the UK's relocation sector, we provide exhaustive shipping insurance. Our innovative packing methodologies, continually improved over the past 20 years, have helped us achieve the lowest claims record in our industry. These techniques drastically reduce the probability of damage or loss, safeguarding your possessions during transit. Considering the various entities handling your belongings, including overseas customs officers, we invariably recommend maritime shipping insurance.

Areas Covered in and Around New Forest

  • Lymington
  • Ringwood
  • New Milton
  • Totton
  • Brockenhurst
  • Hythe
  • Fordingbridge
  • and more!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When it comes to international removals from New Forest, 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 New Forest 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 New Forest 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 New Forest 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

Contemplating a move abroad from the New Forest District or its neighbouring regions? Your search ends at 1st Move International. With a rich experience of over 25 years, we have established ourselves as specialists in complete international removals services. Get in touch with us today to discover more about how we can support your move to a new country. For an in-depth quotation and additional details about our superior services, please fill out our quick moving quote form here. Count on us to ensure your international transition from New Forest is smooth and hassle-free.

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