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International Removals by Sea (Sea Freight)

Every year we ship household effects and furniture for thousands of people from the UK to destinations worldwide. We can ship your belongings by air or by sea, please see below for further information about each method of transport. Shipping by sea is usually the most cost effective way to move your household effects, it is also the most popular method. There are three main ways to ship your belongings. Which one is right for you will depend on your budget and on the volume of goods which you are taking with you.

Full Container Load (FCL) – this involves access to your own, exclusive use container. The contents of a three bedroom house can usually fit into a 20ft container.

Shared Container / Groupage Service – this is useful if you are sending a selected number of items or if you haven’t got enough to fill a full container.

Groupage

Baggage Service – this service is usually used for sending a single item e.g. suitcase or a few items.

International Removals by Air (Air Freight)

Sending your household goods by air is a useful option if you prefer a shorter transit time. As it is a faster service than shipping by sea, it is a good option for smaller shipments or essential items which are needed immediately when arriving at destination, for example clothes / baby cots and pushchairs etc.

Air freight is also useful for employees being sent on short assignments for work if the assignment length is less than the sea freight journey time.

An air service can sometimes be cost effective for larger shipments if the destination is inland or far away from a sea port but in general it is more expensive than sending your goods by sea. This is due to the airline’s fuel costs and also the labour involved in preparing the consignment for shipment by air (due to high security regulations). However, the shorter transit times are a key benefit for many people.

All of our air freight consignments are export packed and then enclosed in specially made tri-wall cardboard cases. They are then palletised in preparation for transit.

Areas for Removal

 

Areas covered by our Northern Depot (located in Liverpool, Merseyside):

Leeds
Liverpool
Manchester
Newcastle
Carlisle
Glasgow
Edinburgh
Aberdeen
Bradford
Sheffield
Leicester
Coventry
York
Nottingham
Birmingham
Shrewsbury
Chester

Areas covered by our Southern depot (based in Croydon, Surrey)

Croydon
London
Bath
Guildford
Oxford
Cambridge
Bristol
Bournemouth
Brighton
Southampton
Portsmouth
Cardiff
Swansea

Our Credentials

As one of the leading Movers on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from our highly trained and competent team. We have been recognised by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials.
UK

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14 February 2017

Canada

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Australia

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6 February 2017

Some of our Customer Reviews

Thank you and everybody involved, you are an excellent team and an absolute pleasure to deal with.

J.D. Liverpool, UK to Toronto, Canada -
July 2016

My whole experience with John Mason's has been very good, from having Tony surveying till today with the container being packed, I will definitely recommend John Mason to provide removal services.

M.H. South Shields, UK to Perth, Australia – July 2016

Thanks Suzanne for all your help – it’s not easy trying to sort things out from such a long distance away and you’ve been superb! Thank you!

C.H. Warrington, UK to Edmonton, Canada - August 2016

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