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Trusted international shipping services for over 25 years

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Pick your own dates for shipment delivery and collection

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Enjoy 2 weeks FREE storage before and after international shipping

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Trusted international movers for over 25 years

Whether you're moving for a new career, an opportunity to study, or simply the desire to experience a different way of life, moving overseas is an adventure like no other. However, the thought of getting all your worldly belongings from A to B, especially when travelling a distance, can be daunting. Don't worry, though — our moving company has been helping people with international shipping for over a quarter of a century.

As one of the world's leading international moving companies with thousands of five-star customer reviews, we specialise in door-to-door moving services and own a vast network of depots covering countless destinations across the globe. With our extensive international experience, we make the process of moving your personal belongings overseas efficient, affordable and stress-free, allowing you to spend more time on the things that matter, like finding your dream home and planning the perfect bon voyage party.

For some areas we only offer to a door-to-depot moving service, and the depot might not be close to your address — please check your quote before booking.

The MoveCube® — making moving internationally smooth sailing

The Seven Seas Worldwide  MoveCube® is a moving solution unique to our international moving company. Designed to provide your household items with ultimate protection and security on their international travels, the international MoveCube® is essentially your own mini moving container delivered to your door, ready for you to pack. You can fill it with anything from bedding and clothes to your sofa and washing machine. Then, once you've completed the online documentation, our moving company will handle the rest, from transporting the international MoveCube® safely overseas to customs clearance.

Here are just a few of the benefits of using this container for international moving:

  • No hidden costs: no one enjoys getting hit with extra charges when using a moving company — that's why our free online quote tool clearly itemises our services. Plus, instead of asking you to pay one lump sum in advance of delivery, we charge in affordable two or three-part instalments.
  • We own a number of international depots: our vast network of depots span from the UK to New Zealand, covering countless countries in between. As we handle the entire international movers process, including customs clearance, we can promise that from the moment you place your order through to delivery, you'll be speaking with us and only us, and we pride ourselves on always delivering an excellent service.
  • Two weeks of free storage services: also included with our international MoveCube® services is two weeks of complimentary storage on either side of your relocation at one of our secure storage facilities.


Designed to provide your household items with ultimate protection and security on their international travels, the MoveCube® is essentially your own mini moving container delivered to your door, ready for you to pack.

See our MoveCube® in action:


Our cost-effective international moving services in 5 steps

Number one

Free online quick quote 
Our instant quote tool provides a clear, itemised cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.

Number two

Pick your dates
After ordering our services, choose the materials delivery and shipment collection dates that suit you.

Number three

Securely pack your items
Our moving company delivers your empty boxes or MoveCube®, ready for you to fill.

Number four

We collect and ship
Complete the online movers documentation. Then we'll transport your shipment to its destination.

Number five

Delivered to your address
Our team will handle customs clearance and deliver your household goods safely to their new home.

Don't take our word for it

Customers love our international moving company!

Popular international locations our moving company cover:

Whether you're off to seek sun and sea on the Australian coast, moving for a little peace and quiet in the mountains of Canada or have found your dream job in the business hub of Singapore, our international moving company covers all four corners of the globe. Here are the most popular international relocation destinations our movers services deliver to and from (and don't forget to check out our Customs Advice page for information):


MoveCube®: The ultimate guide to our international relocation services 

Starting a new life abroad doesn't mean you have to leave behind all your hard-earned and much-loved possessions. Instead, take them with you on your adventure using our MoveCube®. It's essentially your own mini moving container delivered to your door, and it truly is the easiest and most secure way to ship household items overseas.

Each MoveCube® can carry up to 1.25 tonnes, and there are three sizes available for you to choose from, Large, Medium and Small. We can also provide multiple containers for larger shipments. Here's a handy guide to help you estimate how many you might need depending on the size of your property:

1 bedroom apartment: 1 Large MoveCube® and 1 Medium MoveCube®

2 bedroom apartment: 2 Large MoveCubes®

2 bedroom house: 3 Large MoveCubes®

3 bedroom house: 5 Large MoveCubes® and 1 Medium MoveCube®

4 bedroom house: 7 Large MoveCubes® and 1 Medium MoveCube®

5 bedroom house: 9 Large MoveCubes®

International removals to South Africa


What size is the International MoveCube®?

Below are the dimensions for each MoveCube® size and the contents of their respective starter pack kits. However, if you decide you don't need as many movers containers or would prefer a smaller size, let our international moving company know a few working days before our team's arrival, and we'll change your order for no additional charge. On the other hand, if there are a few extra boxes or bags you're unable to squeeze in, we'll send them using our international shipping services.

Large MoveCube®

Large International MoveCube®*


H - 1.871m

W - 1.464m

L - 2.264m

B - 61cm


1 x measuring tape (3m)

1 x tape dispenser

1 x roll of brown tape

1 x box cutter knife

1 x black marker pen

3 x floor sheets

Medium MoveCube®

Medium International MoveCube®*


H - 1.871m

W - 1.464m

L - 1.114m

B - 61cm


1 x measuring tape (3m)

1 x tape dispenser

1 x roll of brown tape

1 x box cutter knife

1 x black marker pen

3 x floor sheets

Small MoveCube®

Small International MoveCube®*


H - 1.871m

W - 1.11m

L - 0.964m

B - 61cm


1 x measuring tape (3m)

1 x tape dispenser

1 x roll of brown tape

1 x box cutter knife

1 x black marker pen

3 x floor sheets

 *Please note, the MoveCube® is loaded from the side panel. 

More about your free moving starter pack

Before we deliver the international MoveCube®, you need to book a suitable date for one of our drivers to conduct a site inspection and drop off your free starter pack.

This kit contains some essential packing materials to help you wrap your personal effects securely for the moving process.

See below for all the items you'll receive with this service:

Brown tape

1 x brown tape 
Use to seal the lid and secure the bottom of cardboard boxes.

Packing knife

1 x knife 
For opening boxes and cutting parcel tape to size.

Seven Seas Worldwide pen

1 x marker pen 
Please number your boxes and bags to match your inventory.

Measuring tape

1 x measuring tape 
Measure goods to check they fit the container.

Tape gun

1 x tape gun 
Ideal for speedy wrapping and box assembly.

Floor sheets

3 x floor sheets
One for each MoveCube® size, lay flat and use as a guide to see what they can fit.

What size are our purpose-built cardboard movers boxes?

Our super sturdy movers boxes are another benefit of using our moving company's services for your international moving. These containers are manufactured to our exact specifications from double-walled, chemically-hardened cardboard to ensure your belongings maximum protection during transit.

Although our moving company can provide bespoke boxes for particularly fragile or unusually shaped items such as bikes and musical instruments, the Large MoveCube® comes with our Large and Standard boxes — see below for their dimensions.


Large cardboard shipping box

Large movers box

External dimensions:

61 x 51 x 41cm / 24 x 20 x 16.14 inches

Best for:

  • Kid's toys
  • Clothes
  • Bedding 
Small cardboard shipping box

Standard movers box

External dimensions:

51 x 41 x 31cm / 20 x 16.14 x 12.2 inches

Best for: 

  • Files and papers
  • Books
  • Kitchen utensils 

FAQs about our global moving services

Wherever you're relocating, our international moving company can deliver your personal effects to your new home with minimal fuss and little effort on your part. Here's how our services work in three simple steps:

Generate an instant quote: enter the to and from addresses and as much information as possible about the items you want to ship into our free online quote tool. Once you've got your clear, itemised price, place your order and choose a convenient date for our moving company to deliver your starter pack and conduct a site check, and then a date for the delivery of an empty MoveCube(s)®.

Pack your movers boxes: next, carefully wrap your possessions and, if you've ordered a Large MoveCube®, pack them in the double-walled, chemically-hardened movers boxes that come with your starter pack. On the day our moving company deliver the empty MoveCube(s)®, you'll be allocated a time to load your boxes and any other items, such as mattresses, furniture or kitchen appliances, into the container depending on its size (the same process applies for unloading at the shipment's destination).

Complete the online documentation: lastly, fill out the documentation we'll send to your online Seven Seas Worldwide account, including a detailed inventory to record the contents of your shipment and insurance forms, then book a collection date. From there, our international mover team will handle the rest, transporting your household goods overseas, customs clearance and delivering them to your new address. Easy!

Due to their size and weight, we ship our international MoveCube's® by sea — the least expensive mode of international moving! However, you'll need to use our no-obligation quote engine or contact our multilingual customer support team for transit times, as these vary depending on the destination country and whether you would like us to deliver your shipment to your new address or the port for you to collect.

The best way to get the most accurate price for our international moving services is to fill out our free instant shipping quote form. Don't worry — it's quick and easy to submit and will give you a comprehensive breakdown of all the costs involved, including customs clearance, warehouse handling, and other related charges.

Unfortunately, many moving companies either don't know or exclude certain destination fees from their quotes, leading to surprise costs down the line. However, our moving company is committed to 100% transparency, and as our quality international movers services are end-to-end, we can tell you exactly what all the costs are before you book.

Each country has its own list of prohibited goods that, unfortunately, you won't be able to take with you when relocating overseas. There are some obvious items that all destinations forbid, such as illegal drugs, firearms, explosives and counterfeit or pirated goods. But also some more uncommon restrictions, for example, both Australia and New Zealand won't allow the importation of pain relief head bags and China and Hong Kong have a ban on milk powder.

For a smooth and stress-free international relocation, we strongly recommend you look at our Prohibitive Goods page before starting to pack.

Loading the MoveCube® can feel a little like playing a giant game of Tetris. Don't worry, though, as below, we've listed our top five tips to help you get everything into the movers containers safely and securely. Plus, our drivers will always offer plenty of advice:

  1. Place the heaviest items, like your sofa, washing machine or fridge, on the floor in the centre of the MoveCube®, as this is where the box is most robust.
  2. Keep the load level and add padding to gaps, for example, by using a mattress turned on its side, to prevent your household goods from sliding about while at sea.
  3. When shipping to Australia or New Zealand, please place any shoes or boots in the white box provided with the soles facing upwards and load last. Ensuring these items are ready for inspection will make the customs process much smoother as these countries have strict regulations regarding importing items that might contain dirt and other organic materials.
  4. To avoid any confusion during the international shipping process and make it easier for you to identify what goes where when unpacking, label at least one side of each box with your name and job number.
  5. Although you can, of course, fill the MoveCube® with your own boxes, we highly recommend using the brand new, chemically-hardened cardboard movers containers we provide as they're specially designed to withstand long international trips.

Seven Seas Worldwide has been amazing throughout our whole move where we required transport for our goods. Their MoveCube® services are exactly what we needed, and Carl's personal service was exceptional. Thank you, Seven Seas Worldwide!

Janet Swart Stoner

The simplest way to get items from one country to another. Everything ran smoothly, from the initial quote to the final delivery in the UK. I loved that I could track the ship that my MoveCube® was on. Highly recommended.

Gillian Ruthe Bush

We would highly recommend Seven Seas Worldwide for transporting your goods when emigrating. Their staff were friendly and helpful both in South Africa and the UK. The online system works very well, and the helpline is always available. Our goods arrived on time and all intact and I feel the MoveCube® is far more secure than sharing a container with another customer.

Michael Stephen Miles


4 most popular countries for expats

Seven Seas Worldwide is one of the country's leading international moving companies, with our services helping over 40,000 people ship their belongings across the globe every year. Although no destination is too far, after compiling our 2021 Global Movement Report, our research found the top destinations for international relocation are America, the UK, Spain and Australia.

So, if you're toying with the idea of starting a new life abroad but aren't sure where to head, here are some essential facts about these four expat favourites to help inform your decision. You can also find more international moving information on our Customs Advice page. 



Still very much the Land of Opportunity, the States has a long history of welcoming immigrants with open arms, and a strong sense of community still runs strong in the hearts of its citizens, whether they live in a small town or the big city.

Types of visas: unlike some other countries, moving to the US requires acquiring an international visa, which can take up to a year. However, if you possess a skill an American company needs, they'll typically apply for it on your behalf.

Job opportunities: the idea you can achieve anything as long as you put your mind to it still plays a significant role in how American employers treat their staff. So, work hard, and you're likely to see your career flourish.

Healthcare: ranked amongst the best in the world, healthcare in the US is pricey, but most companies offer generous medical and dental insurance policies.

Education: American schools and colleges are world-renowned, excelling in extracurricular activities like summer camps which prepare children for life beyond formal education.

Lifestyle: from their burgers and highways to their friendly personalities and wide-open spaces, everything in the States is super-sized, and you'll certainly never get bored of living life like you're in a movie.


It's easy to see why this land of vibrant fiestas, mouth-watering delicacies, and laid-back living is popular with expats. Plus, no matter if you move for a bustling city life or relaxing in a sunny beach town, Spain has a dream location for everyone.

Types of visas: applying for a Spanish visa is relatively straightforward as long as you meet specific requirements such as proof of sufficient financial funds and a good health certificate.

Job opportunities: Spanish companies emphasise work-life balance, and most people take long lunch breaks and siestas. However, becoming proficient in the language will make finding employment much easier.

Healthcare: hospitals are well-equipped and staffed by highly trained doctors and nurses, and all primary care services are free.

Education: Spain boasts many excellent international schools, popular with expats as English is the primary teaching language and they use an internationally recognised curriculum.

Lifestyle: whether you're sipping vino on a balcony, topping up your tan on the beach or enjoying the vistas high up in the mountains, life in Spain is all about taking things slow and loving the outdoors.


The dream international destination for many movers, especially young families, the idyllic beaches, abundant wildlife and easy-going vibe make living in Australia feel like one long holiday.

Types of visas: unless you're from New Zealand, you'll need to obtain a work visa to live in Australia, but once you've scored that job offer, the resettling process is pretty straightforward.

Job opportunities: businesses in Oz really care about their workers' rights. Not only were they one of the first countries to implement the 40-hour week, but they also pay the highest minimum wage.

Healthcare: their healthcare system is called Medicare, and it offers permanent residents a mix of free and subsidised treatments.

Education: children in Australia benefit from an outstanding school system that focuses on spending time in the Great Outdoors and offers lots of sports clubs and activities.

Lifestyle: thanks to the wonderful weather, being out in nature is an absolute priority for Aussies, and with such a vast country to explore, you'll never run out of adventures.

The United Kingdom

Not only do you get four countries for the price of one, but living in the UK also means you have centuries of fascinating history, miles of stunning countryside and more pubs than you could ever try a tipple at right on your doorstep.

Types of visas: if you're planning to stay in the UK for longer than six months, you'll need to get a visa, but there are several different types to choose from depending on your situation.

Job opportunities: thanks to a relatively stable economy and countless booming cities, it's easy to find a job in Blighty, although competition is fierce in London.

Healthcare: the UK is a global leader in medicine and home to some of the best hospitals you can find. Plus, once you become a legal resident, you'll have free access to the NHS (National Health Service).

Education: chock-a-block with renowned educational institutions, the concept of higher education practically originated from the UK, with Oxford and Cambridge consistently ranking in the top ten best universities in the world.

Lifestyle: although the Brits are known for their politeness, they do have a dry sense of humour, so prepare for regular banter sessions. Also, bring a brolly.