European Part Load shipments

If you are moving to Europe our Part Load service (also sometimes called a Groupage service) offers a cost-effective alternative to a dedicated vehicle for clients who can be flexible with the delivery date.



Part load services offer clients the same high standards of service as our dedicated full loads but at a lower price and a slightly longer lead time to delivery. You will still get a fixed date for the collection of your consignment to suit your moving plans, with the only difference being that we bring your consignment back to our store where it will be stored until we can schedule it into a delivery run. Throughout the year our vehicles leave the UK every 2-3 weeks and each delivery run takes between 5-12 days depending upon the delivery destinations and the number of deliveries we are making. A vehicle might deliver in France, Switzerland, Austria and Germany and, even though we go to great lengths to ensure our schedules run with military precision, sometimes, matters beyond our control can affect deliveries – even something like a burst tyre can delay the delivery schedule by 4-8 hours.

The graphic below is designed to give an idea of how a consignment of part loads might be loaded into our vehicle.

All of our delivery runs have to be planned depending upon the location, when delivery is required and how we can best load our vehicles to make the runs commercially viable. Some vehicle runs to Spain and Portugal cover nearly 4,000 miles in a single trip.

We always ask clients moving within Europe on our part load service to be as flexible as possible with regard to the delivery. If a client cannot accept delivery as planned it could be another 2-3 weeks before we can get a consignment delivered.

Finally, based on our experiences over the past 36 years, the average transit times of 7-21 days we quote are based on our being in possession of all the documents we have asked clients to complete and that we have been paid for the services we have been contracted to provide.

Freephone 0800 515930 or call 01322 386969

Simpsons are a long established and quality approved company operating to British Standards for all UK, European, International and Commercial removals


WhatClients Say


Please browse our selection of testimonials from recent house moves, relocations and other services used.


  • I never had such nice people than the two who came to deliver our household goods, friendly the minute they exited the moving van, we waited at the curb. Nice, nice people I give them an AAAA + they deserve a raise.

    R Jaschke
  • May we say how professional, polite and efficient GRANT and JAMES were is methodically and carefully packing all our shipment items. Could not have expected more. We think it is a great service by all the staff and we always recommend Simpsons to our relocating friends.

    Mr & Mrs Lockwood



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