International furniture shipping
Do you need services for shipping furniture? If you’re ready to up sticks and move overseas, or maybe you have been living abroad for a while and it is time to return home, you might be wondering how to ship furniture abroad… That’s where Anglo Pacific’s specialist furniture shipping skills can help.
We have been completing European and international removals for over 40 years and our commitment to our services has helped us build a reputation as one of the UK’s most reliable, professional and dedicated furniture shipping companies.
We handle over 20,000 consignments of personal and household goods each year, so it is safe your items are in safe hands when you choose Anglo as your team of furniture shippers.
With depots in Glasgow, Manchester and London, shipping furniture abroad from Mainland UK has never been easier.
Why Choose Us for Furniture Removals?
There are countless reasons why you should choose Anglo Pacific as your furniture shipping company. You won’t have to lift a finger when we are in charge of your furniture removals, we handle packing, shipping and sending your furniture overseas, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your migration.
You can have peace of mind that you are employing the services of a team of furniture shippers who go above and beyond to make each customers experience an easy and enjoyable one, and rest assured your furniture will reach you safely.
The key to our success is the dedication and the calibre of our staff, which has been recognised through a number of accreditations. We are members of the British Association of Removers (BAR), we are also an FIDI Accredited International Movers. We also offer an Advance Payment Guarantee, to protect your finances.
We could continue as to why we are the furniture removals company for you, but you can read our customer reviews.
Are you a light packer? Are you only sending a few smaller items of furniture abroad? If so, our less container load (LCL) service is the ideal shipping solution for you. Shipping furniture from the UK using less container load is the process of sending your items within a shared shipping container.
Furniture pieces are safely wrapped and packed at your home, using the safest industry-standard packing materials to ensure they are protected in transit. Following this, our movers take your furniture to one of our locations for loading onto a shipping container, then secure items alongside the loads of other compatible customers.
LCL helps to keep shipping furniture costs low as the cost is split between yourself and other customers also using the shipping container.
If you are sending full furniture removals, i.e. a full family home or an office of furniture, full container load (FCL) might be the most fruitful method of furniture shipping, as FCL means you will receive a dedicated shipping container for your exclusivity.
Our expert packers and movers will arrive at your home to expertly wrap and pack all of your furniture pieces in industry-standard materials, to ensure their safety in transit… even the most fragile of furniture items are fully protected.
We load the shipping container and secure all furniture in place at your home, provided there is room for us to do so and once the shipping container is fully packed, we move the container to our depot for loading onto the freight vessel.
Where a dedicated shipping container is supplied for furniture removals, you will pay a flat-fee depending on the size of container you require; the options available are 20ft or 40ft.
You can fill the container how you wish; we can even ship a car alongside your personal and household goods so no consignment type or size is off-bounds for Anglo’s experienced furniture shippers.
Our furniture shipping costs and services cater to a range of budgets. We have options available with different priorities and delivery times, all of which are reflected in their various price points.
The actual cost of shipping furniture abroad depends on a number of factors, such as your chosen transit method, the size of your consignment or the weight, how quickly you want to receive your items and the distance they will travel.
Firstly, the distance of your end location is factored into your quote. European furniture shipping to countries such as Malta, Spain or Cyprus will return a cheaper quote than shipping furniture internationally to India, Thailand or Australia, for example.
The method in which we deliver your furniture items overseas is another significant factor in the overall cost of sending furniture abroad. Our available transit methods are air freight, sea freight and road freight (road freight only for EU deliveries), and a combination of these can be used when needed.
Air freight is the most expensive of the transport methods, but it is the best option if you need to receive your pieces in a hurry, as air freight with have your furniture to your within a matter of days. However, the speedy service has a high price point as the cost is calculated on the weight of your consignment. This is only really recommended for a limited number of smaller furniture pieces.
The most common (and cheapest) method of sending furniture overseas is via sea freight. Although the process will take some weeks, especially to further destinations, you will save considerable amounts of money than sending items via air.
The costs of shipping furniture are based on the option you choose:
If you select our LCL option, your goods are loaded into a shared shipping container and you will only be charged based on the cubic volume of your furniture items and the space they consume within the shared container. The container costs are split amongst the accompanying loads and therefore keeping your costs low.
If you ship furniture abroad using FCL, your costs are calculated on the size shipping container you require. You can opt for 20ft or 40ft shipping container to be loaded at your home and you will be charged a set fee to fill this how you wish. Although this is the most expensive of the two sea freight methods, it is perfect for whole home or large office removals… it’s even a money saver if you want to ship a vehicle alongside your furniture.
Regardless of the shipping method choose, the location you are headed or the estimate you receive, all of our quotes are comprehensive and we will never sting you with any hidden costs. We include everything from boxes and materials, packing, collection, shipping and delivery at your end destination, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
For your online quote today, complete our form below and our professional movers will be able to help.
We have been sending furniture overseas for over 35 years, during which time we have perfected our services and sent every furniture item imaginable, regardless of size or weight.
Whether you are shipping wooden furniture, stone, glass, marble or leather, our professional furniture shippers can safely move your possessions across the seas.
Furniture items we commonly ship abroad are:
- Beds, mattresses, wardrobes and dressing tables
- Sofas, arm chairs, television units and console tables
- Bunk beds, cots and baby changers
- Book shelves, desks & office chairs, shelving units and chest of drawers
- Dining tables, chairs and benches
- Fridges, freezers, overs, dishwashers and extractor fans
- Soft furnishings, textiles, rugs and curtains
- Pictures, frames, art work, lighting and mirrors
To receive your quote for shipping furniture overseas, you can book a remote video survey and a team member will assess your load to provide you with an accurate estimate, online.
- Book a remote video survey
- Show us your items
- Get your quote