- Family-run local business, established 25 years
- Fully trained, professional
and friendly staff
- All work is
- Exclusive containers to
all areas of Canada
- Groupage service to
all areas of Canada
- Packing & export wrapping
carried out by full-time staff
- No use of sub-contractors
throughout the UK
Exclusive Shipping Containers to Canada
Most people moving to Canada use an exclusive 20 or 40 foot shipping container to move their entire home. TFM will send their own staff to pack and export wrap your home – we will NEVER use sub contractors.
We will then load your goods to a container that will hold exclusively your goods and the container will be sealed. We will complete and give to you a full numbered inventory. Your container will be loaded to a ship and we will give you a specific date of arrival. Our agent will deal with customs and immigration and contact you with a date of delivery to your new home.
When you send your household goods to Canada we can send your car in the same container for you to collect from our agent at the port. We will secure your car for shipping and offer comprehensive insurance. Phone our office on 0800 907 8484 to arrange for an estimator to visit you to discuss your move and give you a written quotation for door to door delivery. Our quotation will be detailed and include all charges, we offer comprehensive insurance.
TFM have been shipping to Canada for more than 20 years. We can hold your goods in store before shipping if required. If you think you may need storage UK storage will be cheaper than in Canada.Frequently Asked Questions
Small Consignments in Groupage Containers to All Areas of Canada
We can ship a small quantity of furniture or cartons in a groupage container with consignments from other customers. We ship groupage containers to all major ports, from Montreal and Toronto, to Vancouver, Prince Rupert and Halifax. We will give you a written quotation based on a list supplied by you or our estimator will visit you to discuss your requirements.
We can pack and wrap your goods ready for shipping and offer comprehensive insurance. We will complete a full numbered inventory of the goods you ship. Our agent will contact you when your goods are ready for delivery.
How Groupage works
There are containers on the ground for each worldwide destination that we ship to. TFM and other contractors bring in consignments and the cargo goes directly into the container that it is going to be shipped in. Once the container is full the doors are closed and it is returned to port to be loaded on a ship which will sail to the destination where our agent will unload the container and deliver all of the individual consignments to the customers. Another empty container is collected from the port at the same time and the process is repeated.
How long does Groupage take?
It depends how much cargo there is at that time of year which will determine how long it takes to fill up the container, how often a ship sails to the destination, the time the ship takes to reach the destination and then the time it takes to have the container released to our agent. We will try to give you an indication of time but apart from the collection of goods the whole process is out of TFM’s control.
Why Choose TFM for Removals to Canada?
TFM are a member of the BAR and have been shipping overseas for over 20 years. We are proud of our reputation as an efficient, friendly and professional overseas removal company. We ALWAYS use our own staff to estimate, wrap, pack and load the container in which your goods are shipped. All of the staff who will come to your home will be full-time employees of TFM. Your shipping paperwork will be prepared by a member of staff who specialises in overseas removals and deals with shipping lines and agents throughout the world.
We do not choose our agents because they are the cheapest; we choose them because, like us, they will take care of your belongings and keep you informed of the timetable of your shipment. Because of our experience and knowledge with international removals to Canada we will try to warn you of the pitfalls BEFORE your goods are shipped, not afterwards.
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