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"Ship It Like The Pros" For a Faster, Safer, Smarter Move

By minimising the risks we maximise the safety and security of your move, drastically reducing any instances of loss or damage, and of course, insurance claims.

1st Move take the utmost care of your goods whilst in our care, however, due to the distances travelled and the need for other parties to handle your goods, including overseas customs officers, we recommend that you take out our marine shipping insurance to cover those occasional mishaps.

The perils of international transport are varied. Good insurance is therefore essential and, with the Flexi-Cover Scheme held by 1st Move International and underwritten by the insurance giant Royal and Sun Alliance PLC, you are assured of first class cover.

Standard Cover

4% of declared value

  • Covers total loss
  • Covers theft
  • Covers damage
  • 1% excess (max £250)

Super Cover

4.5% of declared value

  • Covers total loss
  • Covers theft
  • Covers damage
  • NO excess

Restricted Cover

2% of declared value

  • Covers total loss only
  • NO theft cover
  • NO damage cover
  • 1% excess (max £250)

You can insure all of your goods or simply those you feel are important to you, however we always recommend at least our Standard cover policy which is more than adequate to cover your goods in the event of loss and theft and includes damage cover for all goods packed by 1st Move.

Important Note: We are happy for you to save time and money by packing non fragile items, books, plastic toys, clothes, bedding etc. However in the event of any claim for damaged goods your policy will only cover any items which have been checked, itemised and packed by 1st Move.

If you have valuable or fragile items please allow us to pack them for you in order to obtain adequate insurance cover for any possible damage whilst in transit.

Your Pallets Packed - Live on Facebook

COVID Safe Packing and Zero Touch Delivery Label

1st Move are the only UK international removals company who offer COVID safe packing solutions when shipping household goods overseas.

Once packed, all of our customer pallets are photographed and pictures of your own shipment will be posted immediately to our Facebook page.

You can see a gallery of our latest customer shipments here.


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Real customer reviews

Simply the best! Highly recommend 1st Move International, outstanding service. I had a large shipment of all my worldly goods to SA of which many items were very fragile. The packaging was so amazing not a single item was broken. And the communication was excellent all the way. Thank you to all at the company.

We have used 1st Move International over the past five years and never had a concern. The service we have received has encouraged us to give 1st Move International's details to all our friends

Everything about 1st Move itself was excellent - they were efficient, courteous, very responsive to all my concerns and very straightforward to deal with.

These guys are the best, superb service and amazing packing skills, everything arrived safely and not a scratch or broken glass in sight.