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Overseas removals - deep sea shipping containers

Britannia Bradshaw has been moving people around the globe since 1884, and no location is too exotic or difficult for our experienced professionals. We have the experience and knowledge to ensure your overseas removal is performed professionally and goes smoothly.

Shipping container sizes

Below are the sizes and dimensions of the most commonly used containers to ship household goods and personal effects.

The cubic capacity stated is the maximum. When loading household goods and personal effects 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 removals transit times

The transit times listed below are typical, however, shipping lines do alter schedules from time to time without prior notice. It is worth noting that transit times can be impacted by 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.

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

More 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 containers, cars, etc.

How can we help with your international removal?

Britannia Bradshaw can help your move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote or call 0161 877 5555 (Manchester), 0121 504 0966 (Birmingham & Coventry) and speak with an international removals specialist.

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