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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 the difference in living in the UK compared to in the U.S. Measure everything and consider all points of entry at your new home.

Schumacher Cargo Logistics has provided dependable UK relocation services for over 40 years. With our experience we can offer services to handle any moves to the UK with the best rates in the industry.

Fill out our quote form at the top of the page to get started and read our guide for moving to the UK below.

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.

Arrivals Destinations in UK:

The Felixstowe Port in England is where most shipments to the UK arrive. From this destination, consolidations are unloaded and moved to your destination throughout the country. No matter where you live in the UK, we can ship your household goods there.

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

Departures From the US:

Los Angeles, Houston, Savannah, Miami and New York: This gives clients many options and great rates from across the country. We offer full service from anywhere in the US and will bring your goods to the nearest port with the best rate for your household goods.

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.

Major Destinations for Moving to the UK

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

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

Shared Container Service

A majority of people moving to the UK elect to move via shared container. This service shares the space in a container meaning the cost to move to the UK is only based on the amount of space you use. Also as one of our most populations, containers are filled multiple times a month, meaning quick sailings.

Exclusive Container Service

In the case you have enough goods to fill a whole container, we also offer exclusive 20 and 40 foot containers. When shipping your own container to the UK, there is a higher degree of control. Though if you don’t have enough to fill a container it may be worth it to consider a shared container.

Air Freight Service

When moving to the UK, we also offer air freight service. Generally this service is much more expensive and only used when you must move goods very quickly. Air freight to the UK is mostly used for display and high value items such as priceless art and antiques.

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.

To start your move to the UK, please fill out our Online Quote Form today!

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

Things to Consider When Moving to the UK

Electronics in the UK

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all use 220v outlets for electrical appliances. Your major electrical appliances such as washers and dryers 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.

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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. All other worldwide destinations are covered by our affiliated organization member companies.