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International Removal Costs

How International Removal Costs are Calculated.

International removals costs are dependent upon the amount of household goods, furniture and personal effects you want to ship overseas. We assess the items and work out the volume in either cubic feet or cubic meters. The cost of the International removal is then based on the amount of space your goods will take up in a shipping container or removal vehicle.

VOLUME CALCULATION:
For example an average 3 seater sofa is estimated at 60cubic feet or 1.7 cubic meters, an armchair at 25cubic feet or .7cubic meters, a double divan bed at 60cubic feet or 1.7cubic meters, a washing machine is 12 cubic feet or .34 cubic meters. We add up the volumes  of all the items to be moved to arrive at a total volume of the shipment.

Other factors that affect international removal costs is the amount of export packing required, packing material costs, the cost of the ocean freight, fuel, and delivery agent’s costs. Prices also take into consideration the service level required, whether you require a box packing service or if you are packing yourself, whether you require an un-packing service or a straight forward delivery into rooms designated by you. You may require a special crating service for delicate or valuable items, parking suspensions, ladder lifts, Tran-shipment vehicles all these costs will be factored into your international removal and shipping quotation.

When obtaining quotes for your International Removal it is important to provide the removal company with as much information as possible in order to receive an accurate quotation. The removal company will need an accurate list of the items to be moved including a best estimate of the boxes required for the items which will need packing, such as bed linen, duvets, kitchen equipment, books, clothing, etc. The international removal company will need to know about any exceptionally heavy items, such as pianos or safes to be moved, and they will want to know if there are any access difficulties for the removal vehicle at the collection and delivery address.

INTERNATIONAL REMOVALS INSURANCE:
International Removals Insurance will increase the costs of your International removals. Whilst every effort will be made to protect your goods whilst in transit overseas, transport by sea involves several different service providers and associated risks. Shipments can be susceptible to loss and damage whilst in transit ie there could be an accident at the docks, or worse the container could be lost overboard. Taking out insurance for your possessions whilst in transit, although an extra expense is definitely an option you should consider.  Removals Insurance premiums are based on a percentage of the value you place on the goods. Plus Insurance premium tax @6% of the premium payable.

An accurate assessment of your removal requirements and the total volume of the goods to be moved will ensure an accurate quote and planning of the removal and shipping. Will avoid any surprise costs on collection or delivery day and will of course result in a stress free move.

For a free International removals quote complete our quote form as fully as possible or call us free on 0800-998-7024 for a free consultation with one of our move coordinators who will take full details of your removal requirements and provide you with a quotation for your international removal. 

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Imove International Removals Ltd is rated 4.38 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 94 merchant reviews

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94 Reviews
I was impressed by the communication. IMove dealt with all my queries and requests promptly and efficiently. The crew contacted me directly to advise on their arrival and kept to time. All together a good service and reasonably priced. Thank you.
We recently used Imove International to move all of our household items from UK to Thailand, and found the entire process from initial quote to final delivery very easy. We had a sole use 20ft container, which was perfect for the contents of our 2 bedroom house. The chap who came to do the quote was able to reassure us that the container lorry would be able to reach our house ok, as that was one of our worries. The 2 man packing team arrived at 8:30am on the Thursday and set about wrapping and boxing everything. I can't speak highly enough about how hard they worked that day - it was virtually impossible to get them to stop for a tea break. The only thing it would have been useful to know in advance at that stage was that they wanted us to remove the pedals from our 4 bicycles, and turn the handlebars so that they were in line with the wheels, but it was sorted in a matter of minutes. The following day a 3 man team turned up and completed the packing. The lorry was due a 12:00, but in fact got delayed until about 3:00pm. As the weather was good, the lads moved everything out on to the front drive in the meantime, in order to make the loading faster. I had asked the neighbours to leave the communal parking area free for the day, which made it much easier for the lorry to manoeuvre when it arrived. The loading only took about 30 minutes, and we waved goodbye to our goods, en route to Felixstowe Docks. The thing that amazed me most was that there was not a single scuff mark left on the internal walls of our newly decorated house! Imove had provided us with a link to a web portal which had all the details of our shipment updated on it, including estimated arrival date in Thailand. It also included the name of the ship our container was on, and I was delighted to discover a web site (https://www.marinetraffic.com) where I could track it's progress in real time. (Note to Imove - perhaps you could add that link to your web portal?). About a week before it was due to arrive in Thailand the agent at this end contacted us and talked us through all the paperwork necessary for customs clearance at this end. The ship arrived exactly on schedule, and we visited the agent to drop off passports, ID cards, etc that they needed to clear the shipment with customs. That went very smoothly, and when we returned to the agent to collect our documents we got to meet the driver who was going to deliver the shipment to our house in northern Thailand - a 700km journey. Luckily I was able to give him our exact location on Google Maps, which avoided the hassle of trying to explain a rather obscure location. The lorry arrived exactly on schedule, at 8:30 on a Sunday morning, and again it only took the 4 lads about 30 minutes to unload it. They did offer to unpack everything and remove all the packing materials, but we declined that, as most of our stuff will probably remain in boxes for the next few months while we build a new house here. So, all in all it was a very simple process, and very professionally managed.
The crew worked extra hard and returned on a Sunday to finish our packing. I can't thank them enough. Please feel free to select IMove with confidence. My bit of guidance or recommendation is to sort out the insurance ASAP.