There are a variety of international sea freight methods, the right one for you will depend on your destination, your budget and how quickly you want everything to arrive. If you need things in a hurry, consider international air freight.
We will help you choose the sea freight option that best suits your needs. Sea freight is usually the most economical way to send your things abroad and there are reliable services to most destinations.
Sole Use Container (FCL)
FCL is the industry term for Full Container Load. Your goods will be loaded into a standard steel shipping container that will be for your use only. Depending on access and local regulations at destination, the container will be loaded at your door and not touched again until it arrives at your new home. This is the quickest and simplest method of shipping and we will be able to select and confirm specific shipping dates so you know when the container will arrive.
We call this a Groupage service in which your goods are loaded into a steel shipping container with other people’s household goods going to the same destination country or region. Everything is carefully labelled so nothing gets mixed up. This way you only pay for the space you use in the container. It’s quick and efficient but you do need to be a little flexible on timing as consignments have to be gathered to ship together. We offer our Groupage service only to popular destinations where we know we can fill the containers quickly to avoid unnecessary delays.
LCL means Less than Container Load. This method is best used for destinations that are less popular and so not appropriate for our Groupage service. Goods are packed into a wooden case which is then loaded into a standard steel shipping container with general cargo travelling to the same destination.
Much like a sole use container, you are able to select and confirm the specific shipping dates that best suit your schedule.
International Moving Destinations
Understanding your needs is the single most important part of tailoring a moving service for your move overseas. Depending on the size of your shipment and budget, we have several shipping options available to you.