Moving overseas?

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

After all, we’ve been doing so for our valued clients for more than 500 years.

This rich history in moving containers and consignments to each corner of the globe provides us with exceptional experience, enabling us to provide unrivalled international services.

As members of BAR Overseas, our clients benefit from the free financial guarantee that covers any advance payment made.

The Shore Porters Society is an authorised member and agent of The British Association of Removers DBA the Movers Trading Club (MTC) which is a Foreign (non-USA) based Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) registered with the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), organization number 013636.

And, with access to the international resources of the premier international removals network, Fidi, when you leave your move to Shore Porters, you can rest assured that your items are in the very safest of hands.

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.

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