In the interest of helping our online community of globetrotters, we have been researching the best international removals companies, carefully searching for the most knowledgeable industry experts. Whatever your reason for relocating, it is important to choose a service provider that is safe and secure, and can accommodate your moving schedule and budget. Logistics aside, key financial considerations include the various costs of moving, insurance coverage, and tax implications of the country you are moving to.
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Our pick of the Top 10 International Removal Companies
We have selected 10 of the most highly rated specialist services offering a range of transit options to suit your timescale and international removals budget: all of whom demonstrate excellent attention to detail, reliability and customer satisfaction.
Based in the UK, Pickfords is an iconic international removals company with the longest-running operations on this list. The company's history of moving services spans back as far as the 17th century. Thanks to a far-reaching network of branches, Pickfords can accommodate customers from anywhere in the UK or Ireland, offering services that range from help with international relocation, shipping your pet overseas or moving your business and employees abroad. Methods of shipment include sea freight, air freight, express courier services and road trailer service. Pickfords’ customer service team can be reached by phone, email and live chat. Visit the Moving Overseas section of their website to learn more.
Positioning themselves as a premier international removal company, Anglo Pacific offers customers a diverse list of services, and serves as a one-stop-shop for anyone moving abroad. In addition to providing worldwide removals to global destinations such as Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa and the US, Anglo Pacific also manage car shipping and international money transfers. The company has been rated “Great” on Trustpilot, with praise for the friendly staff and accurate delivery times. No matter where in the world you are moving to, Anglo Pacific has some of the highest standards in the industry: find out more about them here.
From New York City to Miami, Cadogan Tate is a bespoke service provider suitable for private or corporate clients moving and storing priceless items and commercial assets across the United States. Dealing primarily with high-end items and valuable collectibles - the company were tasked with President Obama’s removal from the White House in 2017 - Cadogan Tate is on the pricier end of the scale when compared to the other companies in this list. However, if you have expensive artwork, treasured possessions or any other precious items, this is the removals company for the job. Learn all about the moving services offered by Cadogan Tate by checking out their website here.
As you would expect, Britannia Movers is a British based business serving the length and breadth of the nation. Formed in 1981, the company has head offices in Surrey and offers a variety of options for every kind of international move. There a number of informative articles posted on their Emigration Blog such as guides for "Moving to Europe After Brexit" and "5 Tips to Make Moving Overseas Less Stressful". In addition to this, the company has designed an Interactive Map that provides a quick and easy quote for the estimated price of the removals service you require. Having been awarded 4 out of possible 5 stars on Trustpilot, Britannia Movers comes highly recommended by previous customers, and offers ideal services for anyone taking their family or business overseas. Visit their website to find out more and receive your No Obligation Quote today.
PSS International Removals
Headquartered in Croydon, South London, PSS International Removals offers the unique service of free home or video surveying. This is carried out in order to calculate the size of the removal job and establish an understanding of the type of belongings you will be sending overseas. During this survey an International Removals Surveyor will provide insight into what to expect as well as how to prepare items for shipping. Check out their useful International Removals Cost Calculator over on their website to receive your free quote.
1st Move International
This privately owned Bristol based company offers removals services to 22 countries around the world, from Argentina to Thailand. Experts in the field, 1st Move International employ the same packing standards as professional exporting companies, by securely packing all loose items before loading them onto pallets and shrink-wrapping them. In order to cater to all overseas movers, they also provide a car shipping service, through their subsidiary company Auto Shippers, for customers taking their vehicle with them overseas. According to customer reviews posted on Trustpilot, 1st Move International is an excellent choice for anyone moving overseas, having been rated 4.5 out of 5. Find out more about them by visiting their website.
This London based removals company has depots around the UK as well as “thoroughly-vetted partners” in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and the United States. This extensive network means the company can facilitate international removals via road, sea and air freight, with part-load and groupage services for customers transporting single items or less belongings. Aussie Group also offer a range of storage options, cleaning services and crate hire for further assistance during international relocation. For a quote, visit the website or contact the Aussie Group offices to arrange a telephone consultation.
“Movers, Storers and Shippers” is how Greens Removals describe themselves; with 50+ years experience helping individuals and businesses move their home or office. Greens Removals is an award-winning service provider and long-standing member of the British Association of Removers. Offering full or part-load services, Greens utilise their network of overseas moving partners to help customers leaving the UK for Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Based in Suffolk, the company’s customer service team can be reached via phone, email or Live Chat option, found on their website.
John Mason International Movers
John Mason International Movers are a trusted moving company that help 10,000 people pack up and ship their belongings across the world each year. With branches in Liverpool and Hemel Hempstead, this team of knowledgeable and experienced movers cater to private and corporate customers, from North or South of the UK, who are moving abroad. Get in touch with John Mason International Movers by filling in the contact form on their website or contacting the team via phone or email.
White and Company
Portsmouth based removals business White and Company has 150 years experience transporting people’s belongings across the country as well as overseas. Household and office items can be packed up and shipped safely and securely to all four corners of the globe, with vehicle shipping and storage solutions available as part of the service. Specialising in European removals, White and Company team have expert knowledge and experience with the requirements of local customs, regulations, restrictions, taxes and road systems across Europe. Receive your free removals quote by entering the details of your international move on the White and Company website.
Choosing the Top 10
We hope this list of international removal companies will shed light on the options available to customers moving to other parts of the world. When compiling this list we took special care in finding the best customer reviews, industry accreditations and wide-reaching destination countries operated in. We value the importance of well-executed research and take pride in our role of advising customers from all walks of life who need assistance when moving their lives to foreign territories. For more information about life overseas, check out the Expats section of our website.