Our international removals and storage services

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Moving by sea or air

Pickfords is an award-winning overseas removal company that can offer you a variety of solutions. There are several options available to you if you are considering moving overseas:

Full container load

Your effects will be loaded into a metal container and sealed at your residence, before being delivered straight to the port. This direct service means transit times are shorter than shared or groupage options.

This service is ideal if you are taking the majority of contents for a three bedroom property.

Shared or groupage consignments

If you are taking less than a full house, Pickfords offers space in a container, which is effectively shared with other customers going to the same destination.

This is a cost effective method of shipment but transit times can be longer as there is a period of consolidation prior to departure.

Pickfords offers groupage services to more destinations than any other overseas removal company or group.

Whichever option you choose, you can track your shipment, so you'll know exactly where your possessions are every step of the way.


For those items you require quickly, airfreight offers a faster transit time. Many families elect to take "survival" shipments of their personal belongings.

Airfreight is charged per kilo and is generally more expensive than sea freight.

Similar transit options are available with air carriers, including direct, consolidated and trans-shipment.

Your goods will be cased to ensure maximum protection during transit.

International storage services

In the course of planning for your international move, you may need to arrange storage for your belongings, either in the UK or at your destination country.

International goods storage is a cost-effective solution, particularly if you have to limit your shipment size, are renting your home out while you are away, or are moving into a hotel or rented accommodation prior to finding a permanent home in your new country. For more information, take a look at our range of storage solutions - there's sure to be one that suits you.

Contact Pickfords now to request a quote, or for more information about our moving and storage services.

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A range of transit options to suit your budget

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