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Moving to the UK



There are two main transit modes when using our New Zealand removals service and the best method for you can be determined by three key factors – your budget, end location and urgency.

Sea Freight from New Zealand

The most economical way to send international removals from New Zealand to the UK is via sea freight, however it is much slower than air freight, therefore we highly reccommend you allow sufficient time for your removals to arrive.

Two options when using sea freight are:

  • Less Container Load: LCL is the best sea freight method if you are shipping a small apartment, a one bedroom flat, a small office or if you just need to move a number of large furniture items from your house. Goods are stowed, secured and shipped in a shared container and you are only required to pay for the space your possessions occupy.
  • Full Container Load: FCL is recommended if you are moving whole home loads, large family homes or large work premises. You will be charged for and receive a 20ft or 40ft container depending on your removal to New Zealand size. You can fill the container how you wish.

Approximate Sea Freight Transit Time: 8 -14 weeks


Air Freight from New Zealand

Although air freight is a more costly way to move goods from New Zealand to the UK, it is a far quicker and more convenient. All Removals from New Zealand to the UK costs are calculated on the total weight of your consignment when using air freight. It is best if you need to send a one bedroom apartment, minimal items of furniture, or just one or two specific rooms from your home or office, for example. Upon arrival of your removals, there are a few options each varying in cost and delivery time.

Approximate Air Freight Transit Times: 5 – 10 wording days


As one of the largest moving companies, we handle everything from door to door so you can sit back, relax and await the delivery of your removals.

Included in your cheap New Zealand removals are:

  • A friendly move co-ordinator to organise all aspects of your removals & answer any queries
  • A team of movers and packers to pack your belongings in strong industry approved packing materials – provided by Excess
  • Removals loaded onto shipping container or taken for loading onto air craft, ready for sending to New Zealand
  • Goods cleared, delivered and unloaded at your home, office, hotel or other location. Or, made available for collection at your chosen airport
  • Terminal fees and customs clearance

Excess International Movers has a well-earned reputation for international removals from New Zealand to the UK. Our specialist service and attention to detail has won the support of both household and corporate clients, so we don’t take any chances!

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Storage Services

At Excess International we realise that you may not be travelling directly to the UK and that you may need a place to store your goods until your are ready to receive them.

Excess International can provide safe and secure warehouse storage within a monitored warehouse facility. This flexible service can be tailored to your needs. You can arrange for onward delivery at a time to suit you and pay by convenient direct debit.

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