Dependent on the volume of effects that you wish us to consign for you we have a number of different options that we can tailor to meet both your financial needs and the timescales you may be working to. Regardless of your chosen destination each option is managed in detail by our trained staff to ensure your complete satisfaction and will be comprehensive from door to door. The services are as follows:
Groupage (Shared Container Loads)
Following the packing and collection of your possessions they will be returned to our purpose built warehouse to be consolidated with other consignments destined for the same geographical location. By utilising this method we can pass on the substantial saving we can make by combining freight and ensure that you only pay for the exact space your consignment occupies. As International Moving Services only ship household effects we can guarantee that your possessions will be loaded with other household effects and that our unique labelling and tracking systems will ensure that everything can be accounted for at your chosen destination. Timescales from collection to delivery will obviously vary dependant on destination but would usually be in the region of 8 to 12 weeks.
LCL (Less than Container Loads)
LCL services are used to major destinations to reduce timescales for our clients that require a faster delivery service or alternatively to more obscure destinations where it is not viable for us to offer a groupage service.
Similar to the groupage services we offer your possessions will be returned to our warehouse following the packing and collection from your residence. Here they will be expertly loaded into a purpose made wooden crate prior to shipping. As a separate standalone crated consignment this can now be shipped as conventional freight and placed on a weekly sailing to your chosen destination. Timescales from collection to delivery will vary dependent on destination.
FCL (Full Container Loads - Sole Use)
For larger volumes of household effects we would utilise a shipping container solely provided for the carriage of your possessions. Dependent on access at your residence it would normally be possible to place the container at an allotted time outside your property to coincide with the completion of the packing and labelling so that you can observe our trained staff loading your effects. Prior to loading, the container is checked for defects and passed suitable for use. Every shipping line that we use is aware of the nature of our business and the high standards we demand and all containers provided are for the specific purpose of furniture transport. They are certified watertight and come with wooden floors to assist with loading and also to allow air circulation to avoid the build-up of moisture and the threat of mould or mildew. Once loaded the container will be prepared for the journey ahead and a security seal fitted to the rear doors. As the majority of international sailings are weekly your possessions will be shipped at the earliest opportunity to your destination where our handpicked partner company will arrange a convenient time and date for delivery to you.
We provide a comprehensive airfreight service to every worldwide destination and the benefits are obvious. A far speedier receipt of your household goods for smaller consignments and surprisingly cost effective. As with all our export services, we pack your consignment for you and arrange full door to door delivery service. We pride ourselves of having the best network of partner companies at destination ensuring an efficient clearing and delivery process once your consignment has landed.
Whether it is a full or part load, International Moving Services offer an extremely reliable and highly competitive European road service door to door. As with all our transport options, we provide a full and comprehensive export packing service with complete unpack and debris clearance at the destination address.
International Moving Services also supply a service to ship or transport vehicles overseas. Motorbikes can be crated in a purpose made wooden crate and included with your shipment of household effects and a car or larger vehicle can either be placed and secured into a shipping container or shipped via a Roll On Roll Off (RORO) service. Dependent on your requirements our team of consultants will be able to assist you in your decision.
At International Moving Services we have the facility to store your effects either in the UK or at your chosen destination for any period of time. All of our premises are purpose built for the storage of household effects and offer the most up to date security options to ensure the safety of your possessions whilst in our care.