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Shipping containers

Following 30 years’ in the sea freight industry, we have acquired the skill and expertise to ship almost anything overseas. From surfboards, shoes, televisions, instruments, vehicles, furniture, whole homes and beyond.


Shipping containers from the United Kingdom has evolved, it is now one of the most efficient and economical ways to ship goods over huge distances. When using Excess International, international container shipping costs are tailored to each individual’s needs.

We will use our knowledge to inform and advise you on the best shipping method to suit your needs, and also guide you on the ideal container size for your load.

A choice of transit options

Less Container Load: Sharing a container is a good way to split the costs and lower your spending when shipping households or businesses. LCL is the perfect way to ship a small apartment, a few rooms of your house or your favourite furniture items. When utilising a shared container, you will only be charged for the space your goods occupy.

Full Container Load: If you don’t like the words “travelling light,” FCL is the method for you! You receive an exclusive container for your sole use, with the container dimensions either 20ft or 40ft. The container shipping rates will be based on the container size you select, and will allow you to ship a whole home load or a vehicle alongside personal effects.

Loading cargo onto a ship for international removals


We like to make the process of sending containers overseas straightforward. Therefore, if you use Excess to ship containers from the UK, you will receive a reliable door to door service.

Inclusive in your container shipping costs are:

  • A move co-ordinator to organise your shipment and answer queries
  • Team of packers and movers to pack your goods in industry approved materials
  • Effects taken and loaded onto shipping containers and shipped to destination of your choice
  • Container delivered to the door of your new home, workplace, hotel or other, and unloaded
  • Terminal fees, shipping fees and customs clearance

You can count on Excess International Movers to ship your student luggage safely, securely and promptly from the UK to any destination in the world, meaning you’re free to carry on with your student life.

Choose from a range of international services from The Global Shipping Experts to find information, access frequently asked questions about the service that you need or send a question in our ‘Ask an expert’ feature and we will send you the answer.

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