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...
Very fast and efficient service
Really helpful and efficient team. Found the company from web search and ratings. Very happy with the service. Had a couple of minor damages but have not taken this further. Comments regarding your initial enquiry - very fast and efficient service.Stuart GreenhillBirmingham
Top notch professionals
Top notch professionals and very friendly. Used based on reputation.James LoweManchester
The team on move day itself were exceptional
What a crew! They were fantastic. Dan oversaw all aspects of the 2 day move and kept me informed every step of the way. Lorne helped Dan pack on Day 1, again he was very friendly and courteous. The team on move day itself were exceptional. It was a highly emotional day for myself, and they treated me (and my belongings) with the utmost respect. I couldn't have wished for a better team. Please pass on my sincere thanks them. They completely took the stress out of the day for me.
I was happy with the way my initial enquiry was dealt with by your company, and Britannia were always in the running, however you were my second choice. I chose you ultimately because of your availability. My first choice, who were better on price, were unavailable. A third company, I discounted from the outset, as their knowledge and attitude did not meet my expectations.
Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Martin Lloyd was, helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.Elaine PoxonBirmingham
Manoeuvred with skill with mm to spare!
Nothing was too much trouble for Mark, Paul and the rest of the gang. Lovely people, excellent at what they do - manoeuvred with skill with mm to spare! Good humoured, polite an absolute credit to any organisation. You surpassed expectations.
Had used 10yrs ago - part load from Europe to Manchester. Excellent service then & when I rang with the initial enquiry lady was helpful & located original details on system - impressive. Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Friendly & helpful.
We just want to say what an excellent experience we had moving in the capable & experienced hands of 'Team Sonic'. Nothing was a problem to Paul, Mark & Noel during the 3.5 days it took. Unfailing good humour and hard work from all. We were thoroughly impressed by the professionalism of the whole Bradshaw team from first contact through to completion. We would not hesitate to recommend you wholeheartedly. Thank you for reducing the stress of moving. 10/10.AnonymousManchester
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