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Moving to the UK – England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland

Dependable UK Relocation Services

Like any international relocation, moving to the UK from the USA and shipping your household goods takes time and proper planning.

You must consider your living situation, time frames, importing costs of the personal effects and any regional taxes on specialty items.

If you already know where you’ll be living, then you’ve most likely noticed that the amount of space is much less in homes and apartments in the UK compared to in the U.S.

So shipping your huge sofa from home or dining room table may not be practical. Measure everything and consider all points of entry at your new home.

Also, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all use 220v outlets for electrical appliances. Your major electrical appliances won’t need to travel.

Smaller electrical gadgets will work with suitable transformer or converter. These are just a few of the things to consider when moving household goods to the UK.

Shipping and Moving Services to the UK for Household Goods

As an international moving service, we understand that the UK is a very large market with many options for international moving companies.

Choosing the best one isn’t always easy. However, we’ve been shipping cargo to destinations across the United Kingdom for a very long time and we have our own facility in Needham Market, which is only 30 minutes away from our port of entry.

Felixstowe Port in England

In addition, Schumacher also operates from 5 U.S. departure locations.

Los Angeles, Houston, Savannah, Miami and New York: This gives clients many options and great rates from across the country.

More often than not, the best groupage rates for those moving household goods to the UK will be from New York and clients elect to ship from there due to the quicker sail time as well.

Some of the different types of services for shipping your personal effects are listed below.

Major Destinations

The UK is made up of multiple recognized states and each one of those is composed of many cities and small towns.

Having our own warehouse outside of London makes the relocation easy for our clients moving to some of the major cities listed below as well as suburbs and rural areas.

  • Manchester
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Glasgow
  • Cardiff

Options for Your Shipment

  • Shared container service where you only pay for the volume you want to ship
  • Exclusive use container. You pay one flat rate for your own 20′ or 40′ container
  • Air freight service

At Schumacher Cargo, our international movers make relocating to the UK easy. Let us move you across the pond. We’ll make sure your items arrive safe and sound.

For further information on moving to the United Kingdom, call and discuss your move with one of our relocation specialists.

Written by Martyn Cohen

Schumacher Cargo Logistics utilizes insured, secured and bonded facilities. We provide warehousing, packing, crating, trucking and loading services out of our own warehouses here in the USA - Los Angeles, Houston, Savannah, Miami, New York, and New Jersey. Hawaii and all other worldwide destinations are covered by our affiliated organization member companies.