Removals Company & Storage Contractors

Making removals and storage simple.

With the addition of our newest warehouse and large fleet of vehicles, we know how to get your removals and storage needs right.

Established in 1498, we are one of the world’s oldest transportation companies

The world renowned moving expertsspanning five centuries!

Thinking of moving? Put your trust in Shore Porters today. We are recognised internationally as the removal experts. 

Whether you wish to ship a single item or a houseful of personal effects, we’ll take care of all the details.

Recognised across the world as the expert removals company for handling and shipping fine art and antiques.

Container storage, conventional storage or commercial storage. We can cover your packing and storage needs.

From price estimation and project planning through to packing, storing and the successful delivery of goods.

Satisfied customers

Recommended by customer in PO6
reviewed 17 September 2021
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A move in two parts - partial pack uplift from previous home and store for 2 weeks. Then delivery to other end of the country.

"I first approached Shore Porters with a request to do my “move” without very much notice. They went out of their way to come up with an arrangement suitable for all. When the time came to pack up my home, this was done with care and very professionally. Packing materials were made available in advance of the actual move date for items I chose to pack myself. When the time came for delivery of my items to my new home I was advised of approximate time of arrival. Unloading the lorry was slick and again, professional. This is not the first time we have used Shore Porters as a family. We have no complaints about either of the moves."

Part load - Scotland to West Yorkshire.
reviewed 15 September 2021
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Removal of a piano, dinning table, double bed and a few smaller items as a part load. Scotland to West Yorkshire.

"This is the second time we have used The Shore Porters to move pianos and other items between Scotland and West Yorkshire as a part load. Both times they have been fantastic! They were respectful of our property and took care of the items. Communication about pick up and delivery days/times was good also. We would definitely use The Shore Porters again. Super service, thank you."

Recommended by customer in AB11
reviewed 13 September 2021
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3-bedroom house move between cities, including furniture that needed to be disassembled and reassembled, and several artworks. Removal company provided a full packing service.

"Shore Porters provided an outstanding service from the moment we first contacted them right through to collecting our empty boxes a week after our move. Communication with the office was excellent throughout. The surveyor who came to assess our house and belongings was extremely helpful and went through everything with us thoroughly. The company provided a full packing service. The movers arrived on date and time as agreed, and were not only thorough and efficient, but also highly courteous and professional throughout the two days of the move. No breakages or problems whatsoever, and we were impressed with their ability to deal with some awkward pieces of furniture without difficulty or complaint! They truly exceeded our expectations. This company has been moving people for over 500 years and they know their business. We had a great experience moving with Shore Porters, and would recommend them to anyone."

Recommended by customer in AB13
reviewed 12 September 2021
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The move went very smoothly, from packing my goods to delivering them at my new address. The men did the job efficiently and quickly and were extremely nice.

"The whole experience of dealing with Shore Porters went well, from your Agent visiting, to receiving a quote, and dealing with the Office Staff. Everything went very smoothly"

Yorkshire to Scotland
reviewed 11 September 2021
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Part load from Yorkshire to Scotland. We had some specific requirements for the dates of the move.

"Everything was perfectly fine. Good communication with friendly and knowledgeable staff. move executed on time and Shore Porters took good care of my property. One couldn't ask for more. I would definitely use this company again."

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London Centenary

2021 sees Rumsey and Son (the London branch of Shore Porters) achieve an important milestone, its 100th

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Moving Experts

Whether you wish to ship a single item or a houseful of personal effects, we’ll take care of all the details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The most recent stay at home guidance from the Scottish Government states, “activities in connection with moving home (including viewing a property), are permitted as long as the correct health and safety procedures are in place.

For more info, see Can I Move House During Covid-19 Lockdown?

As soon as you know you are moving, call Shore Porters and ask for a representative to call round.  We will quickly assess your requirements and establish a timescale, costs, special arrangements, etc.  We do not advise waiting until you have a moving date because it is important that you know costs at the earliest opportunity so that you can budget for your move.  Moving dates can be arranged with us later once they are confirmed. See our domestic removals or international removals pre-move survey sections for more details.

Of course, and we are delighted to help. Our free, no-obligation survey and quotation will be tailored to your individual needs and budget. For example, Shore Porters can pack everything, only breakables or nothing (providing you with boxes to pack yourself) – it’s your choice. We can also advise on specialist packing of items such as antiques, pictures and objects of sentimental value.

Shore Porters has an excellent reputation for providing a first-class service. However, that doesn’t mean we charge the most expensive fees! With the free, no-obligations assessment available from our experienced team, your quote will always be tailored to your needs and budget. And if you can be flexible about your moving date, we can even advise on further cost-saving solutions, such as sharing the load with other customers going your way. To find out just how competitive our costs are, see our free, no-obligation moving estimate page.

Shore Porters, of course – to anywhere in the world. Our global network of trusted agents work to our own high standards and so you can be assured that you will always be in safe and experienced hands. We are regularly audited by FIDI –the largest global alliance of independent quality international removal companies – and are members of the US-based International Association of Removers (IAM). Also, as members of the British Association of Removers (BAR) Overseas Group, we are financially vetted and bonded to guarantee your move.

We are pleased to offer you a range of secured and alarmed storage options to suit your specific requirements.  Read more on our Storage and Self Storage pages. You can obtain a free, no-obligation storage estimate on our storage estimate page.

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