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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, and no location is too difficult or exotic for us to arrange the safe transport of your belongings.

Shipping container sizes

The most commonly used sizes and dimensions of commonly used containers to ship household goods and personal effects.

Please note: Tthe 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 removal shipping 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

Information for your international removal

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, etc.

Once your goods are packed to our demanding standards, they will be carefully transported in deep sea containers until they pass through customs and are unloaded on arrival. Our carefully selected 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.

How can we help with your international removal?

Ring us on 01785 251161 and our home moving experts will be glad to assist you.

Alternatively, you can contact us or use our online booking to set up an appointment for your home removal survey - both services can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, meaning you can contact us when it suits you.

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