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.
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.
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|
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Removal quote appointment booking service
Britannia Bradshaw can help your move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 0161 877 5555 (Manchester) or 0121 504 0966 (Birmingham & Coventry) and speak with one of our removals specialists.
How are our appointments carried out
In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.
See what our customers think of us...
Professional visit and quote
James Conley was leading and in control at all times. Used the company after getting an impressive flyer through letter box and professional visit and quote. Martin Wilkes handled the initial enquiry knowledgeably and courteously all aspects.Bernard StevensBirmingham
Took the stress out of the move
Efficient, friendly and very organised - took the stress out of the move. The company was a recommendation from friends.Gareth JonesManchester
The fragile pack was excellent
It was a last minute booking for a two day move and Britannia were able to fit me in. Excellent crew. Friendly, polite and very careful. Cannot really improve on the service provided. I had previously been put on a wait list with three other companies but when a completion date was agreed Britannia were able to help me.
The fragile pack was excellent and Les did a good job labelling the boxes so it has been easier to identify the contents. However the team leader did say that our self pack was very good and we had organised each room to make things easier for the crew. On the second day it poured with rain the whole time but nobody seemed to notice they just kept being cheerful. After a very stressful conveyance they made everything right!Maureen WhiteBirmingham
Very helpful and courteous
Mark, Ben, Andy, Shaun and Ryan were very helpful and courteous. Used based on recommendation.Tanja FaccendaManchester
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