1st Move International Ltd
  • International House
    Worthy Road
    Chittening Industrial Estate
    BS11 0YB
The professional movers who specialise in overseas transportation.

When you’re moving abroad, getting the contents of your home packed up, shipped over and delivered to a new country can be a daunting prospect. 

Not with 1st Move International!

Based in Bristol but serving clients around the globe, they pride themselves on being different from other removals firms. Service is at the heart of 1st Move International which means getting your belongings to where they need to be, in good time and with the paperwork all correctly completed will always be their top priority.

As members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), the British Association of Removers (BAR), and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (IAFA) if you need to move your household goods to another country with ease and in good time, the international removals of choice should be 1st Move International.

How does it work?

Over the years 1st Move International has crafted an extremely safe and unique way of packing and shipping people’s furniture and belongings that puts them in a unique position compared to the competition. This involves using a ‘shrink-fast’ packing system that provides exceptional protection. 


After initially operating within the commercial shipping business in Bristol and beyond, the organisation has learned valuable lessons on how to get the best out of shipping for their customers. They have put into practice palletising their goods for shipping as this is the safest and most efficient way of transporting lose items, which means that their private clients benefit from this technique when their household goods are shipped. This reduces overall handling of individual items, allows for clear and precise measurement of the final packed pallet and allows belongings to be shipped alongside commercial freight. This is great news for their customers as it means shipments can be much more regular and there’s never any need to wait around to fill a container before it’s shipped.


The 1st Move International difference

Unlike other international removals firms, 1st Move International promises to:


  • Never hold up your move to wait for Full Container Load shipping. This means you get an expert service that involves sharing containers with the UK's top manufacturing and exporting companies who have shipments every week.

  • Professional packing. Not only are customers typically very impressed with the professional packing service that is specifically designed for your own personal house move, but the unique shrink fast system has proved to be the safest way to transport household goods and personal effects overseas.

  • Global shipping. Shipments sent every week to more than 6400 destinations, predominantly outside of Europe and mainly to the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Cyprus and Malta.

  • Competitive pricing. The 1st Move Price Guarantee means that your final shipping costs will be calculated on the precise packed volume of your personal effects. 

  • Exceptional service. The team are always on hand to answer any questions and support customers with their overseas move.

  • Customs clearance. Your export paperwork will be completed to the highest standard  thanks to customs clearing agents in every country who are able to guide you to ensure your goods comply with local rules and regulations. 

  • Safe and secure. The top priority is to ensure that every international move means the goods turn up undamaged and exactly as they left the UK.


1st Move International is proud to be revolutionising the way in which private clients are able to move their household goods abroad. They deliver exceptional service at competitive rates but above all, they treat clients’ belongings as if they were their own - delivering them safe and sound to their final destination.

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