Removals to the USA

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Whether your moving to the USA for work or personal reasons, we can help. We offer a range of shipping methods to provide you with an international removals service tailored to suit your needs. We provide international removals from the UK to all areas in the US.

Removals to America by sea

The cheapest way to send your belongings to the US is by sea. We offer different international removals options depending on whether you're moving your entire home or just some of your belongings.

Full container load (FCL)

This option is best suited to individuals and families moving their entire home to the US. You'll have your own 20ft or 40ft container to fill with your belongings how you wish. Our full container load is slightly more expensive than a shared container, but it is much faster.

Your effects will be packed at your home and loaded directly onto your exclusive container. The container will then be transported directly to the docks to await shipment to America. We will then work with our local agent in America to arrange customs clearance and delivery.

Shared container load (groupage)

We recommended this option if you're not shipping a whole house load to the US. You will share the container with other customers sending items to the US. This option is great if you're moving to the USA on a budget as you will only be charged for the space you take up. 

Your effects will be 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 container has cleared customs. 

How long will it take?

Your shipment's transit time depends on a number of factors, such as your choice of shipping method and destination. 

The below table shows the approximate transit times in weeks

   Exclusive Container   Shared Container 
USA (East Coast)   5 - 7  5 - 9
USA (West Coast)  8 - 10  8 - 12

The transit time detailed is for guideline purposes only and may be subject to variation dependent upon prevailing market conditions, shipping line capacity and actual sailings. Your Move Manager will keep you updated following collection of your shipment.

10 reasons to choose Pickfords for your USA removals

  • Award winning international movers
  • Trusted international network
  • Door-to-door international removals service
  • Dedicated personal move manager
  • Different options available when shipping to the US   
  • Centuries of experience
  • Professionally trained removals teams
  • Full packing service available
  • Optional insurance for your goods
  • Track your goods whilst they're in transit

International storage solutions

If you have items that need to be stored while moving to America, we offer international storage services to suit your needs. All of our storage facilities have 24 hour CCTV in operation and top security in place to keep your belongings safe and secure.

International removals insurance

Many of our customers moving to the US request our international removals insurance to cover their belongings during the removals process. There is no excess on Pickfords' international goods in transit insurance.

Popular destinations in USA

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

Nashville, Baltimore, Boston, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, 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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A range of transit options to suit your budget

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