International Moves

It is out pleasure to offer our customers services for shipping internationally and overseas! All overseas shipments are packed and wrapped with superior quality materials to ensure safe passage either by air or by sea. Our qualified personnel will assist with every aspect of your move including planning, destination information, customs clearance and insurance coverage.

As an agent for North American Van Lines we will provide you with an accurate estimate of your shipment weight, and all applicable charges. Insurance for full coverage of your possessions is available through North American Van Lines.


Air freight is the fastest option but also the most expensive way to ship goods overseas. The majority of customers choose to ship the majority of their household goods by sea freight and only use an air shipment when some items will be needed to bridge the gap while the ocean shipment arrives. The best items for air freight are items that are dense and of low cubic volume (no furniture)

Items to consider shipping via Air Freight:

  • Clothing
  • Necessities for a baby or young children
  • Necessities for personal use
  • Toiletries
  • Computer

Ocean Freight

Ocean freight is the most common and cost-effective option for international moves. Dependent upon the size of your move there are three primary containers used.

Lift Van

The lift-van is the smallest of the options for ocean freight used for a small amount of personal goods and household effects. Lift Vans are consolidated in a shipping container with other Lift Vans going to the same destination. Customers should be aware that the transit time is often extended as a result. Household goods can be shipped in multiple lift vans although a sole use shipping container will be more cost effective for most customers with an average shipment size.

20 Ft. Container

A 20 ft container is the most common shipment method for an international move. The container has the capacity to hold 1100 cu ft internally and is roughly the size of a single car garage. A 20 ft container will accommodate all sizes of furniture and personal effects. If the container is not full, the shipment will be secured with a bulkhead – a plywood wall – which is used to brace the shipment to prevent any shifting of the items while in transit

40 Ft. Container

A 40 ft container is one of the largest capacity containers for ocean freight shipments. With a capacity of roughly 2200 cu ft, this container is roughly the size of a full 2-car garage. This is ideal for larger homes.

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Home Moves to the UK, United States, England, France, Italy, Australia, New Zeland, Africa, China, and more are accomplished easily through Francis Rush Moving
When a truck won't do for your move, we can complete your move by ship or by plane!

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Vicki MacDonald

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