- Family-run local business, established 25 years
- Fully trained, professional
and friendly staff
- All work is
- Exclusive containers to
all areas of the USA
- Groupage service to
all areas of the USA
- Packing & export wrapping
carried out by full-time staff
- No use of sub-contractors
throughout the UK
Exclusive Shipping Containers to the USA
When relocating to the USA, most people choose to use an exclusive 20 or 40 foot shipping container to move their entire home. Here at TFM, we will send our own staff to pack and wrap your belongings – we will never use subcontractors.
We will personally load your goods into an exclusive container, which will then be sealed, and you’ll receive a full numbered inventory. The container will then be loaded onto a ship, and we will give you a specific date of arrival. Our agent will manage the customs and immigration process and contact you with a date of delivery to your new home.
When you send your household goods to New Zealand, we can also send your car in the same container for you to collect from our agent at the port. Our team will secure your car for shipping, and we offer comprehensive insurance. Please phone our office on 0800 907 8484 to arrange a visit from an estimator who will be able to discuss your move and give you a detailed written quotation for door-to-door delivery.
We can also store your goods prior to shipping, if required. If you think you’ll need storage, storing your belongings in the UK will be cheaper than arranging storage in the USA.Frequently Asked Questions
Small Consignments in Groupage Containers to All Areas of the USA
TFM is experienced in international removals, and we regularly ship small amounts of cartons and furniture/large items to the USA in groupage consignments. We ship to New York and Miami on the East coast of America, or Los Angeles on the West coast. You will always receive a written quotation, based on a list supplied by you, or one of our team will provide an estimate after discussing your requirements.
We are always happy to wrap and pack any of your goods and offer fully comprehensive insurance to protect your valuables, alongside a full numbered inventory of the goods you’re shipping. An agent will get in touch with you when your items are ready to be delivered to your new home, office or workplace.
How groupage to the USA works
There are always containers ready and waiting to be shipped to the USA. Alongside TFM, other contractors will bring in shipments and the cargo goes directly into the container that it is going to be shipped to the USA in.
When the container is filled, it’ll be loaded and shipped to the USA, where it’ll then be unloaded and separated out to be delivered to its final destination. This container is then replaced by an empty one, which serves the same purpose for the next people moving to America, meaning we constantly have a USA container being loaded.
How long does groupage to the USA take?
Cargo volumes at a certain time of year will determine how long it takes to fill up the container. It will also be affected by 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 always strive to give you our most accurate time estimation, but a lot of the process is out of our hands. You can rest assured we will update you as much as we can throughout the process.
Why Choose TFM for Your Removal to the USA?
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 the USA we will try to warn you of the pitfalls BEFORE your goods are shipped, not afterwards.
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