Trusted International Movers from Winchester

Our team at 1st Move International understands the complexities involved in an international move from Winchester. Leveraging over 25 years of experience, our seasoned and highly trained professionals work with you closely, tuning in to your unique needs and offering personalised solutions because no two moves are identical.

We handle everything from safer packing and loading your possessions to managing all the paperwork, customs protocols, and insurance. This allows you to concentrate on your new life abroad. We serve Winchester and surrounding locations like Easton, Shawford, and Twyford, committed to making your international move as seamless and stress-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

Packing is a vital part of any international move, and that's why we employ an unrivalled shrink-fast packing system, the safest known method for transporting household goods and personal items overseas. Approved by our insurance company, our packing techniques result in one of the industry's lowest damage claim rates, ensuring the secure transit of your goods from Winchester to your chosen destination. Our innovative packing process promises that your move will be quicker, safer, and smarter. Learn more about our 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 Winchester

We take enormous pride in delivering customer satisfaction. Our thorough packing methods, amiable and skilled staff, and meticulous attention to detail have consistently resulted in exceptional reviews from our clients. We aim to ensure every international move is smooth and stress-free, and our positive reviews affirm our dedication to delivering customer satisfaction. So, please read our customer reviews and find out why Winchester customers trust us for their international moves.

Memberships and Accreditations

1st Move International has been operational for over 20 years, helping countless individuals move from Winchester to their new overseas homes. As members of BIFA (the British International Freight Association), we comply with a stringent code of conduct, ensuring that we deliver the highest standards in shipping services. As trustworthy members of BAR (the British Association of Removers), we uphold its rigorous service guidelines and standards, including transparency in quotations and pricing, as well as excellent customer service.

Marine Insurance

We provide extensive shipping insurance via our collaboration with Basil Fry & Co, a leading provider in the UK's moving industry. Our unique packing systems, perfected over 20 years, have led to the lowest claims record in our sector. These procedures minimise the risk of damage or loss, ensuring the safety of your belongings during transit. We strongly recommend marine shipping insurance due to the various parties involved in handling your goods, including overseas customs officials.

Areas Covered in and Around Winchester

  • Winchester City Centre
  • Basingstoke
  • Andover
  • Eastleigh
  • Fareham
  • Havant
  • Aldershot
  • and more!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When it comes to international removals from Winchester, 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 Winchester 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 Winchester 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 Winchester 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 overseas move from Winchester or its neighbouring areas? 1st Move International is here for you. With over a quarter of a century in the business, we are experts in comprehensive international removals services. Reach out to us today to find out more about how we can facilitate your relocation. For a detailed quotation and additional information about our exceptional services, complete our swift moving quote form here. Trust us to make your international move from Winchester smooth and stress-free.

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