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Removals to Germany

Moving to Germany can be a stressful time, unless you take a removals to Germany service with Removals.co.uk

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Removals to Germany

Moving to Germany with removals.co.uk is simple. We have a number of services to ensure your removals to Germany is stress free.

Each customer who takes out a removals to Germany service is assigned their own dedicated move coordinator who will manage the move from day 1, and will be able to taylor your removals to Germany service.

Moving to Germany

Are you planning to relocate to Germany? If so it’s a good choice; Germany is ranked third in the favourite expat destinations in the world. Financially it is the strongest country in Europe and combines a rich culture with outstanding natural beauty. Moving overseas to Germany will undoubtedly be an exciting time in your life.

Once you have decided to relocate to Germany, you will need to arrange packaging and transportation in good time before your move. There is much to consider and choosing the best international removals company is an important decision. A professional removals company can help every step of the way. Here we try to answer some of the queries you are likely to have on your mind.

Relocating to Germany – the options

What is the best way to move your furniture and other household possessions to Germany? How should you transport your car? Do you need storage in Germany for your belongings? What about insurance? How much will it all cost? There is certainly a great deal of juggling to be done, and it is essential to get things right from the outset.

Here we look at some of your options including the best kind of transportation for your move, what you need to know about shipping containers to Germany, and how much it is likely to cost you.

Air freight to Germany

Shipping to Germany by air freight is usually the quickest way, but it is also the most expensive. You can send your belongings to most major German cities that have an airport. These include Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, Dresden, Stuttgart, Hannover, Nuremberg, Cologne, Munster, and Bremen. You can arrange to have your possessions flown to the airports directly for you to collect, although a comprehensive international removals company will arrange to collect your goods from the destination airport and transport them onwards to your final destination.

Usually, air freight transit times to Germany are within a week. To arrange a door to door relocation package, contact several international removals companies so you can compare quotes. Usually the company will visit you and survey the goods you wish to transport. You will also have the choice of packing your goods yourself, which is the cheapest option, or you can arrange for the removals company to do it for you.

Sea freight to Germany

Although shipping your possessions to Germany be sea freight is likely to take longer than by airfreight, it is also considerably cheaper. The main shipping ports in Germany are Hamburg and Bremerhaven, but your haulage company should be able to arrange onward delivery anywhere in Germany. Naturally, you don’t need to use a German port; you may wish to ship to an alternative European port such as Rotterdam and then have your shipment continue its journey by road haulage or rail. Your international haulage company will be able to provide you with a comprehensive breakdown of all your options.

Road freight to Germany

Relocating to Germany using road haulage is the third option. Your goods would be collected from your home and loaded onto a lorry and transported directly to your new home in Germany. If you need less capacity than offered by a full load, your goods could be stored temporarily in a warehouse and then grouped with another consignment heading for the same destination. While this option takes significantly longer, it can be considerably cheaper.

Shipping containers to Germany

There are three main options on choosing which kind of shipping containers are best you, and unsurprisingly it depends on the number of goods you wish to move. The main options are:
• 40 foot containers – these are the best choice if you are moving the contents of a four or five bedroom house. They may also have the capacity to ship your car which depending on your circumstances might be a better option than using a roll on roll off service. The interior dimensions of a 40 foot container are: length = 12.03 metres; width = 2.35 metres; height= 2.39 metres.
• 20 foot containers – these are the ideal choice for moving the contents of a large flat or three or four bedroom house. The interior dimensions of a 20 foot container are: length = 5.9 metres; width = 2.35 metres; height= 2.39 metres.
• Shared containers – an alternative and economical way of relocating to Germany is to use shared containers. This is the ideal solution if you are moving the contents of a flat or small home. Your international haulage company will arrange for your possessions to be loaded on pallets, and these will be transported in a container shared with other loads.

How much does it cost to send shipping containers to Germany?

This depends on your port of origin and destination port along with several other factors. There is even a seasonal variation of prices with the summer months usually being the more expensive. Typically, shipping a 20-foot container to Hamburg, Germany would cost between £4000 and £7000 while shipping a 40-foot container to Hamburg, Germany would cost between £8000 and £9000. These are very broad estimates, so check current prices with your selected haulage companies.

Do consider though that the shipping costs are just part of the costs of the total move. This will depend on the distance your goods need to be transported by road in the UK and in Germany, additional services such as packing and unpacking, the cost of storage, and insurance costs. Your international removals company will be able to provide you with a full breakdown of these costs.
Finally whatever your reason might be for relocating to Germany, you are likely to find a different kind of lifestyle. Some of the benefits include excellent public transport where everything is always on schedule; a high standard of health care; and some of the most exciting cities in the world. While tax rates are higher than in the UK, so too are salaries. And finally, if you don’t speak it already, doe learn German; you will fit in much better if you do.

Removals and Shipping

  • Shipping “Boxes Only” Service
  • Part Load (Not a full shipping container)
  • Dedicated Shipping Container (20ft or 40ft)
  • UK Packing Service
  • Part Pack – (Just fragile items)
  • Export Wrap
  • Crate Building (Artwork, Fragile Items)
  • Shipping Cars, Motorbikes, Boats
  • Pets
Germany Birmingham Removals

We believe that our prices for shipping and removals are very competitive, which is why if you receive a cheaper like for like quotation from any other professional removals company, in most cases we can beat it.

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