Below are the sizes and dimensions of the most commonly used containers to ship household goods and personal effects.
It is worth remembering that the Cubic Capacity stated is the maximum, when loading household goods and personal effects allow 10% reduction in capacity.
Capacity in Cubic Feet
Capacity in Cubic Metres
40' High Cube
45' High Cube
How long will it take?
When planning an international move, most of our customers are keen to know how long it will take the consignment to reach its destination.
The following is an outline of typical transit times.
Sole Use Container
Canada - East Coast
Canada - West Coast
South Africa - Cape Town, Durban
South Africa - Johannesburg
Dubai & UAE
USA - East Coast & Florida
USA - West Coast -SFO/Los Angeles
Transit times are typical however shipping lines do alter schedules from time to time without prior notice. Also it is worth noting that transit times can be effected by economic fluctuations, adverse weather conditions.
For most ports there are several weekly sailings and the transit times and costs will vary. Karen will be able to match the correct sailing to your budget and time constraints.
Full Container Guide Prices
Many factors determine the cost of an international move, for example:
Packing requirements \ Specialist crating requirements \ Distance from your UK Loading address to the Port of Exit in the UK \ Distance from the port of entry overseas to your delivery address
The following guide prices are based on 20ft and 40ft containers, and include a full service requirement Door to Door.
20 Ft Container
40 ft Conatiner
Australia all main ports
Canada Calgary & Edmonton
South Africa Cape Town
South Africa Johannesburg
USA East Coast New York/New jersey
USA West Coast Los Angeles/SFO
Full service includes all of the following elements:
Supply packing materials \ Professional export wrapping and packing and preparation of packing list/inventory \Labour costs for packing, wrapping and loading \Ocean freight charges\Documentation \ Bills of Lading \ export customs entry \ UK container transport charges from Port to your residence and return to port \ Terminal charges at destination port \ Customs clearance and delivery to new residence \ Unloading, unpacking, unwrapping and removal of packing debris.
Appleyards can tailor your quote to your exact requirements, as no two quotes will ever be exactly the same. For a fully detailed quote contact Karen and she will be able to help you.