Removals to South Africa
Moving to South Africa? And need an international removals company specialising in shipping and removals to South Africa?
Imove arrange shipping and international removals to South Africa ports in Cape Town, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and the inland freight terminal in Johannesburg. From these major ports we can deliver to all towns and cities in South Africa.
Imove can assist with full house removals, part house removals, baggage, cars and motorcycle removals and shipping to all of South Africa door to door..
Removals to South Africa service:
Planning a move overseas can be very stressful and time consuming. If it is your first international removal to South Africa you are going to need lots of information and guidance on the International move process and documentation requirements in South Africa.
When planning a removal to South Africa you will need to consider how much do you want to send, how much do you want to pay, and whether you want a full packing service, partial packing service, or whether you intend to pack everything yourselves. Then there are budget constraints, how much you have to spend on the removal and shipping costs. That’s where the Imove Move Coordinator can help and be on hand to answer all those questions and work with you to arrange the shipping to South Africa on time and within your budget.
You will have the choice of either shipping your goods in a sole use dedicated container or by a share a container service. The service chosen largely depends on the volume of the goods to be moved to South Africa measured in either cubic feet or cubic metres.
Generally if you are shipping all of the contents of a 3, 4 or 5 bed house you will need either a 20’ or 40’ shipping container. The contents of smaller properties can be shipped on a share a container service (sometimes called a part load service) or in a sole use dedicated container. Shipments consisting of boxes, cartons and suitcases only can be shipped as a baggage service. Basically this is a shipment which can be collected and delivered by one person, typically each item should not weigh more than 30kgs.
In order to save costs many people opt to pack their own boxes, cartons, or cases in preparation for their international move. This will certainly save on International removal companies labour costs. However “packed by owner” items will not be covered by the remover’s Insurance policy. If you are planning to pack yourself you need to
ensure the packing cartons used are of export quality. Double wall cartons are the best. Packing boxes can be purchased from packing boxes.co.uk and are delivered next day free of charge.
Removals to South Africa costs:
All moving companies costs are based on the total volume of the goods to be moved, packing costs, collection costs, shipping costs and delivery costs are all calculated as £’s per cubic foot or cubic metres. It is therefore very important that when comparing removal companies quotations that you check all companies are quoting on the same volume and a comparable service. Volume = the space your goods take up in the shipping container. We are able to work out a volume of the goods to be moved from a list of the items to be moved or for larger removals a free home survey can be arranged.
For a free no obligation Removals to South Africa quote complete our quote request form or to discuss your requirements and the service required call one of our friendly move coordinators FREE on 0800-998-7024.
Vessel transit Times:
Vessel transit times vary greatly and are dependent upon the port of arrival in South Africa. The major ports are Cape Town, Durban, East London, and Port Elizabeth. Shipments for Johannesburg are via the port at Durban, and then are either trucked or transported by train to the Inland freight terminal in Johannesburg.
The documentary requirements for shipments into South Africa include:
Copies of your and passport,
Completed South African Customs Form.
Bill of Lading (supplied by Imove)
Inventory/packing list of the goods shipped (supplied by Imove)
You should arrive at least 10-15 working days before the arrival of the shipment at the port of entry into South Africa. You must be in South Africa to customs clear your goods.
Imove are highly experienced in shipping and documentary requirements for household goods shipments and removals to South Africa, our dedicated move coordinator’s will be on hand to advise you of everything you need to know, and will guide you throughout the move from start to finish, right up to delivery to your new home in South Africa.
For a very competitive quotation for your removal to South Africa call Imove on 0800-998-7024 or complete our online quote request form.
Call today for a FREE quote 0800 998 7024