Ship a single item or a household of personal effects. We’ll take care of all the details.

Caring for your valuables

Moving Abroad

Our rich history of moving clients to all corners of the globe (and often back again) provides us with exceptional experience, enabling us to provide you with an unrivalled overseas move.

As an independently audited member of the premier international relocation network – FIDI – when you entrust your move to Shore Porters you can rest assured that your possessions are in the very safest of hands.

We are also members of the BAR Overseas Group. The Advance Payment Guarantee Scheme gives you piece of mind when paying for your move prior to it taking place.

Pre-move survey

One of the first steps we’ll take will be to conduct an international pre-move survey to determine which form of transport will best suit your requirements and budget.

For the pre-move survey, it’s important that customers know exactly what they want to move and what they don’t want to move. This means that when our Surveyor arrives, they can swiftly provide you with expert guidance for your unique requirements.

During the survey, we’ll assess the volume of goods being moved, before then advising on key considerations, including how best to pack your items, transportation and, if required, storage.

You will also be provided with any information needed for attaining relevant documentation for your country of destination.

Lastly, through embracing the very latest technology, we log and communicate the details of your move to our Move Manager, who is then able to quickly provide you a detailed quote and move plan.

Ocean/Air Freight

Whether you choose ocean freight or air freight will depend on the volume of your consignment, the transit time you require and your budget. As a rule of thumb:

  • Air freight is faster and more cost-effective for small loads
  • Ocean freight is generally more cost-effective for larger loads, although the time of transit is longer and you will need to consider additional cost implications, such as whether you will require hotel accommodation while waiting for your possessions to arrive.

Contact us about your move abroad