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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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.
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