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.

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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

 

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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.

See what our customers think of us...

Friendly, efficient and helpful

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
I knew Robert Goodwin and the good reputation.

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Excellent reputation

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Friendly, efficient and helpful

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
Better online forms maybe?

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Nothing really

Brian Woods

First class service from start to finish.

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We’ve sang your praises online as we genuinely thought it was a first class service from start to finish.

The dedication, respect, courtesy and sheer hard work employed was exceptional, we could not fault any element of it.

Thanks again, we will definitely recommend your company to anyone in the Leek area.

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Andrew and Jayne Baxter

Enthusiastic, positive and professional

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
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How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Great google reviews

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Fantastic.  Tyler and the team (and there were many over the three days) were positive and professional throughout.  They dealt with a nervous buyer with great empathy and always tried to put me at ease.  They were enthusiastic, positive and professional.  Thank you so much.

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
Possibly with the quote acceptance online.  It was somewhat confusing.  However, when I phoned up with my queries, Catherine was amazing and sorted it all out for me.

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Brilliant

Dawn Wylie

They were polite and professional throughout and took the stress away from us on moving day

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Contact details - Google.

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
8/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
9/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Needed to move house and was seemed the best company to do so.

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
The team were absolutely fantastic. They were polite and professional throughout and took the stress away from us on moving day. They took care of everything and even found our son’s Christmas elves which was a huge help and helped settle our son into our new house.

How would you rate our communication?
8/10

How can we improve our service?
Think there are a few things pre-move day that would help.

  • A general email to say what to expect, perhaps a video that shows what will happen. Moving house is stressful enough and this would’ve helped take the edge off.
  • A text message to confirm what time the team is arriving, potentially with the team member names included - we feel this would be a nice personalised touch.

BUT - on the actual day the team were brilliant and should be praised for their efforts.

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
John, Rob, Tyler and Anthony were brilliant, we really hope they are praised by their Management. We will recommend to anyone else moving home due to these 4 gentlemen.

Owen and Claire Ladds

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