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.
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True professionals and were a joy to have around
Just a note of sincere thanks in appreciation of my recent move from Wolvey to Oadby. The Brum team Paul, Dan, Fabio, Chris and Ryan were wonderful. Kind, happy and nothing was too much trouble. Please pass on my thanks and good wishes. They are true professionals and were a joy to have around.
Your Leicester team…. Lynne, Trevor and Mark were welcoming, supportive and couldn’t have been more considerate. Bless you all.Julie FranksBirmingham
Incredibly patient and very professional
The guys were amazing, incredibly patient and very professional.
Very hard working and pleasant
Very hard working and pleasant lads.
Where can we improve our removals day experience? Don’t believe you can
Why did you use us? Seemed very professional
Comments regarding your initial enquiry Very helpfulSusan BlakeBirmingham
Provided a competitive quote for our removal and storage needs
The crews on both days were very helpful, polite and efficient. They were careful with our property and belongings.
There were notes made in a telephone call to Lynne re access to the new property on August 19th which had not been given to the crew. This led to a delay because the information had not been passed on. We had to go out to meet the crew in their 17 tonne truck to reassure them that access was possible, which had previously been confirmed in a call to Burrows (another local removals firm).
They were recommended to us and provided a competitive quote for our removal and storage needs
Both crews (Richard, Tom, Tony and Andy on May 13/14th; Ryan and Mike on August 19th) were very helpful, friendly and did their best to ensure we were happy with the service provided. They took care to protect our belongings packing/unpacking.
Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Ernie responded politely and arranged an online assessment of our removal needs.Charlotte ClownesManchester
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