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Moving to America

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Pickfords provides a range of services to individuals and families moving to the USA, and regularly ships household effects to all areas of the USA.

Emigrating to USA by sea

Moving to America: full container load (FCL)

Your effects are packed at your home and loaded directly onto a 20ft or 40ft container and transported directly to the docks to await the next scheduled sailing. Pickfords will arrange to send the consignment to the local Allied agent in America, who will liaise with you to help arrange customs clearance and delivery.

Shared load

Your effects are packed at your home on an agreed date and transferred to our international warehouse for onward transport to your new home in America. Your Move Manager will confirm arrival dates and liaise with you for delivery and unpacking once your consignment has cleared customs.  

This service is a more cost effective service than FCL, and is recommended if you can be flexible with your delivery dates, as you only pay for the space you use in the container.

What if I need storage?

If you have goods that need to be stored while moving to America, Pickfords offers international storage services which provide a professional storage solution at your destination in the USA.

Is there an excess with Pickfords' goods in transit insurance?

There is no excess on Pickfords' international goods in transit insurance.

Moving to USA

Pickfords can move you to any location in the USA, destinations include:

Albany, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Bangor, Baton Rouge, Birmingham Boise, Boston, Buffalo, Burlington, Casper, Charleston, Charlotte, Cheyenne, Chicago Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Concord, Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Dover, Elizabeth, Grand Rapids, Green Bay, Greensboro, Greenville, Gulfport, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jackson, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Lexington, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Louisville, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Missoula, Mobile, Montgomery, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Portland ME, Providence, Raleigh, Rapid City, Reno, Richmond, Roanoke, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Savannah, Seattle, Sioux Falls, Spokane, St Louis, Stamford, Syracuse, Tampa, Topeka, Tucson, Tulsa, and Washington DC.

Book your free international moving quote or contact us to speak to a member of staff today if you have any questions about your move to America.

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