International Shipping

We can collect goods, export-wrap or crate them, and organise for them to be shipped abroad.

We can ship your personal effects in 40ft or 20ft containers to most worldwide destinations, via sea freight, including the US, South Africa, India, Australia and Canada. For smaller volumes, we can source groupage containers.

When moving any large quantity of items, it’s always best to be prepared. If you’re moving clothing items or other fabrics, make sure they’re all freshly washed and dried before you pack them away because they’re going to be sat in the storage unit for a while. 

Make sure to stock up on boxes that are durable and of good quality. As much as possible, do not use boxes that have been used several times before or have been split and do not use plastic to cover your stuff because it may attract mildew or rip.

Navigating Customs, Regulations, and Paperwork

International shipping involves adhering to strict customs rules and regulations for each destination country. We are experts at handling all the necessary steps and documentation.

We also advise on appropriate insurance needs based on your shipment value and destination region. Coverage for damage/loss is important due to the long distances goods will travel.

For packing, we use high-quality custom crates and industry-approved packing materials suited for overseas transit and potential rough handling. Our specialized wraps and cushions keep valuables protected. Let us worry about the details so your move is hassle-free.

Countries we Ship to

We can ship goods to most worldwide destinations, including:

  • United States
  • South Africa
  • India
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • And many more - just ask!

Shipping FAQs

What are the main steps in the international shipping process? 

The main steps in the international shipping process are packing/crating, booking cargo transit, port export procedures, ocean transport, port import procedures, customs clearance, and final delivery.

How long does international shipping take?

Transit times range widely depending on source and destination ports. International shipping could be up to 3 to 4 months.

What kinds of items can and can't be shipped internationally? 

Prohibited items include flammables, corrosives, perishables, and illegal substances. Weight limits also apply. Your relocation advisor can provide specifics.

Who handles customs clearance and import duties? 

Customers are responsible for applicable customs duties, taxes, and import fees at the destination country. We provide guidance on costs.

How are goods protected during shipping? 

Goods are protected through export-grade packing materials, custom wooden crates, climate-controlled containers, plus insurance coverage options.

What documentation is required for international shipping? 

Key documents required are a Bill of Lading, proforma invoice, packing lists, Origin & Value certificate, EORI registration, customs forms, and inventory manifests.

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