How the global shipping crisis is affecting International Removals

By Bournes International Moves - June 25, 2021
How the global shipping crisis is affecting International Removals

What is the global shipping crisis?

The global shipping industry is facing serious capacity shortages due to the knock-on effects of port congestion and bottlenecks caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Grounding of the Ever Given highlights importance of properly insuring international shipments

By Bournes International Moves - April 7, 2021
Grounding of the Ever Given highlights importance of properly insuring international shipments

The grounding of the Ever Given container vessel in the Suez Canal in late March was widely publicised in the media, particularly for the impact the issue had on global supply chains. However, for those with shipments on board the Ever Given there may have been an additional concern regarding who would pay for the salvage operation to re-float the ship.

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Customer Guide:How to Make a TOR Application & FAQS

By Bournes International Moves - February 15, 2021
Customer Guide:How to Make a TOR Application & FAQS

Before you start...

If you've not already read it please start with our blog 'Guide to Transfer of Residence for Moves to the UK' for important background information and to understand if you need to complete this form. 

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Customer Guide to Transfer of Residence for Moves to the UK

By Bournes International Moves - February 15, 2021
Customer Guide to Transfer of Residence for Moves to the UK
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10 tips for moving abroad

By Bournes International Moves - July 31, 2020
10 tips for moving abroad

Relocating to a new country is a daunting prospect. If you’re worried about not only the practicalities of physically moving your life abroad, but also how to prepare and settle the whole family when you get there, then here are our top ten tips for moving abroad.

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International Moving Checklist

By Bournes International Moves - July 30, 2020
International Moving Checklist

Moving house is a juggling act at the best of times, even more so when you're moving abroad. So we've created this international moving checklist to help you start planning for your overseas move. 

download the international moving checklist

what to do before moving overseas

As early as possible

  • Establish a timetable for the move. If you’re moving for a job consider when theworking partner has to arrive, and when the rest of the family will follow.
  • Decide what to do with...
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How much does an International Removal Company cost?

By Bournes International Moves - July 28, 2020
How much does an International Removal Company cost?

One of the most common questions about international removals is "how much will my international removal cost?" The answer is not as simple as it may seem.

Some of the factors included in the costs of international removals services are:

  • Type of service (e.g. exclusive full container, or shared load)
  • Speed of delivery
  • Volume of items shipped
  • Packing requirements including any crating
  • Special requirements like dismantling or tricky access
  • Where you are moving from and to
  • When you are moving
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Container shipping options for moving household goods overseas

By Bournes International Moves - July 28, 2020
Container shipping options for moving household goods overseas

Most international removals companies will offer a range of container shipping options for moving goods overseas. The best method for you will vary according to:

  • the size of your shipment (also known as volume of goods).
  • how quickly you need your items to arrive
  • how much your budget is to spend on shipping
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5 Questions about the impact of Coronavirus to ask your International Removals Company

By Bournes International Moves - June 3, 2020
5 Questions about the impact of Coronavirus to ask your International Removals Company

Covid-19 is a global pandemic, and that means no matter where you are moving to or from there is a risk that your move will be impacted. Moving overseas is stressful at the best of times and the added risks of safety and delays can make it feel even more challenging.

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Financial protection for International Removals

By Bournes International Moves - June 2, 2020

It's common practice in the International Removals Industry for you to be asked to pay for your move up front, so what happens if the unexpected happens? 

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