Overseas removals - deep sea shipping containers
Britannia Goodwins International Removals & Storage has been moving people from Staffordshire and Cheshire to points all around the globe since 1935. With our knowledge and experience, no location is too difficult or exotic for us to arrange the safe transport of your belongings.
It doesn't matter how big or small your international move is - we can arrange for the transport for just a few items all the way through to multiple shipping containers, cars, pets and so on.
Once your goods are wrapped and packed they will be transported in deep sea containers until they pass through customs and are unloaded on arrival. Our appointed agents will oversee customs clearance, delivery and unpacking at your new home.
To help you prepare for your move abroad, we offer some international moving advice, to help you have a smooth move to your new home.
We also offer specialist marine insurance for added peace of mind. As moves by sea are subject to many and varied risks, we strongly advise that you are correctly insured for your move.
Shipping container sizes
The most commonly used sizes and dimensions of commonly used containers to ship household goods and personal effects.
Please note: The cubic capacity stated is the maximum. When loading household goods and personal effects, please allow for a 10% reduction in capacity.
|Container size||Length mm||Width mm||Height mm||Capacity in cubic metres|
|20' General Purpose||5893||2337||2388||32.9|
|40' General Purpose||12014||2337||2388||67|
|40' High Cube||12014||2337||2667||75.8|
|45' High Cube||13556||2352||2698||86|
Overseas removals transit times
The transit times listed below are typical, however, shipping lines do alter schedules from time to time without prior notice. Of course, transit times can be impacted by political issues, economic fluctuations and adverse weather conditions.
For most ports there are several weekly sailings and the transit times and costs will vary. Times shown are door-to-door, port-to-port times are shorter.
|Destination||Shared container||Sole use container|
|Australia||10 - 12 weeks||7 - 9 weeks|
|Canada - East coast||6 - 9 weeks||4 - 5 weeks|
|Canada - West coast||10 - 12 weeks||5 - 7 weeks|
|Far East||8 -10 weeks||5 - 6 weeks|
|Mediterranean||6 - 9 weeks||3 - 5 weeks|
|New Zealand||10 - 12 weeks||7 - 9 weeks|
|South Africa - Cape Town, Durban||9 - 13 weeks||5 - 7 weeks|
|South Africa - Johannesburg||9 - 13 weeks||5 - 7 weeks|
|Canary Islands||8 - 12 weeks||4 - 5 weeks|
|Dubai & UAE||7 -11 weeks||4 - 6 weeks|
|USA - East coast and Florida||8 - 12 weeks||4 - 6 weeks|
|USA - West coast - San Francisco/Los Angeles||9 - 13 weeks||5 - 7 weeks|
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Britannia Goodwins Removals & Storage can help your overseas move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 01785 251161 and speaking with one of our Stafford and Cheshire removals specialists.
How are our appointments carried out
In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.
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The A team were fantastic. They remembered the children's names and they made us at ease all day. They were amazing. Initial enquiry was very easy to deal with and professional service.Simon OlphinStafford
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Great team, and Clive and Lee did a fantastic job at the far end. National company with fair price, seemed professional and helpful throughout. Clive and Lee were great, the whole team made it a pleasant cheerful experience.Jane DaffernStafford
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We had John, Kim and Rob to pack our things and Lee and the team to do the removals. Everyone was so friendly and did such a great job, and we really appreciated everyone being so efficient at ensuring social distancing too as we have a very young baby who we are trying to shield. Everyone also treated our belongings with such respect which we really appreciated after a bad experience with a different removals company previously resulted in lots of our things being damaged.
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All the men were very good. Efficient. Friendly. Made the actual move stress free. Darren G. Rob. Anthony. Dan. Gareth. All were exceptional.
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