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Our ongoing investment in the tools of our trade means our taskforce of over 35 removal vehicles is one of the largest, most modern – and most familiar – fleets of its kind in the UK.

Designed to handle every removal requirement, no matter how large or small, the diverse range of vehicles includes:

  • Articulated pantechnicons
  • Rigid pantechnicons
  • 7.5-tonne vans
  • Light delivery vans
  • Forklifts
  • Hi-ab rigid crane vehicles

To ensure a smooth journey, each vehicle is fitted with air-ride suspension and has a body built to our own specification. We care about the environment we work in and all vehicles in our current fleet are a mixture of Euro IV and V compliant with European emission standards. Reliability is also assured by the fact that all vehicles are regularly maintained at our on-site garage.

We believe that a contemporary and reliable fleet is key to an efficient, punctual and safe service and we are constantly adding to our range of vehicles to ensure it remains at the forefront of modern-day transportation.

Established in 1498 - six years after Columbus discovered America -

The Shore Porters Society began as a group of porters, or ‘Pynours’ who worked at Aberdeen Harbour and formed, for their mutual protection, what must be one of the oldest co-operatives in existence.

In 1666 the Superannuated Members Fund, or Property and Warehousing Department, was founded as one of two distinct trading units to provide for retired and sick partners. The other unit was known as the General Haulage Department, the Horse and Van Department, or simply the Working Department.

For centuries the Society was a semi-public body under the control of Aberdeen Town Council, but by 1850 – the year before the Great Exhibition – it was completely independent.

Who We Are Today

The Shore Porters Society trades as International Removers and operates out of Aberdeen and Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, with a fleet of 30 lorries and vans.

Our Removals business is a renowned market leader, carrying out household removals of all sizes both nationally and internationally. We are proud of our 25-year association with the major auction houses, and every day on their behalf we transport antiques and works of art to destinations near and far. We also have a long-established relationship with the oil and gas industry, organising regular personnel moves to and from Aberdeen, the Oil Capital of Europe.

The Property and Warehousing Department now has 11 warehouses in Aberdeen, storing a vast range of commercial and personal items and two in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, for personal items only, of all sizes and shapes.

Our newest facility is a £2million state-of-the-art warehouse. Purpose-built in 2013, the Bannermill Storage Facility provides unrivalled commercial storage options for businesses across the north-east of Scotland.

Located in the very heart of the Granite City, the warehouse is ideally situated for storing items which are being shipped to and from its vibrant port.


Our Address

Aberdeen Office
1 Baltic Place
AB11 5EW


+44 (0)1224 569569


+44 (0)1224 583080

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8.00am - 5.15pm

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London Office
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Market House
Market Road
Surrey TW9 4LZ


+44 0208 8761000


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