At 1st Move International, we understand that an international move from Reading can be a daunting and stressful undertaking and with over 25 years of experience you can trust our team of experienced and highly trained professionals to work closely with you to understand your unique needs and requirements. We know that every move is different, and that's why we provide personalized solutions tailored to your specific circumstances.
From carefully packing and loading your belongings to handling all the paperwork, customs formalities, and insurance, we take care of every aspect of your move so that you can focus on starting your new life abroad. We serve Reading and the surrounding areas including Caversham, Earley, and Woodley and are committed to making your international move as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Packing is a crucial part of any overseas move, which is why we use a unique shrink-fast packing system proven to be the safest way to transport household goods and personal effects overseas. Our packing systems have been approved and vetted by our insurance company, and results 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 point. With our innovative and advanced packing process, your move will be faster, safer, and smarter. Read more about our packing process here or watch our video below.
See our safer packing page for a more detailed breakdown of our packing procedures.
We take great pride in our customer satisfaction. Our meticulous packing techniques, friendly and professional staff, and attention to detail have earned us consistent rave reviews from our customers. We strive to make every international move as smooth and stress-free as possible, and our positive reviews are a testament to our commitment to customer satisfaction. So please read our customer reviews check see for yourself why customers across Reading trust us with their international moves.
1st Move International has been running for over 20 years and our team have helped ship countless individuals from Reading to their new home overseas. As members of BIFA (the British International Freight Association), we adhere to a strict code of conduct, ensuring that we maintain the highest standards in shipping services. And as trusted members of BAR (the British Association of Removers) we adhere to its rigorous standards and service guidelines including transparency in quotation and pricing as well as high level customer service.
We offer comprehensive shipping insurance through our partnership with Basil Fry & Co, a leading provider in the UK's moving industry. Our unique packing systems, developed and refined over 20 years, have enabled us to maintain the lowest claims record in our sector. These systems minimize the risk of damage or loss, ensuring the safety and security of your belongings during transit. We always recommend marine shipping insurance due to the various parties involved in handling your goods, including overseas customs officers.
When it comes to international removals from Reading, 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:
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 Reading 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 Reading 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 Reading 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.
Are you planning to move overseas from Reading or its surrounding areas? Look no further than 1st Move International. With over 25 years of experience, we are the experts in comprehensive international removals services. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you start your new life abroad. For a detailed quotation and more information on our great services, complete our quick moving quote form here. Trust us to make your international move from Reading smooth and stress-free.
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