International Part Load Services

If you are  moving overseas our Part Load service (also sometimes called a Groupage service) offers a cost-effective alternative to a sole use container for clients who are prepared to be flexible with the delivery date at destination.



Part load services offer clients the same high standards of service as a dedicated sole use container but at a lower price and a slightly longer lead time to delivery. Clients are able to specify a fixed date for the collection of their consignment to suit their moving plans, but the difference with a part load is that instead of going directly to the port of export like a sole use container, we bring the consignment back to our depot where it will be stored until we can consolidate it into one of our scheduled departures. Throughout the year we load containers for all of the major destinations every 2-3 weeks with each departure taking between 6-12 weeks depending upon the final delivery destination. Once customs clearance of the whole container has been completed in the country of destination the container will be transported to our agent’s depot for unloading and to make arrangements for the delivery to your home.

A container cannot be unloaded at destination until all the consignments in the container have been customs cleared.

Whilst we endeavour to provide clients with precise information at all times, there are elements of the transport process over which we have no control and we are therefore unable to make any guarantees regarding delivery dates.

The graphic below is designed to give an idea of how a consignment of part loads might be loaded into a container destined for the USA.

40' high cube sea container

Finally, based on our experiences over the past 35 years or so, the average transit times we quote are based on us 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 before we are able to arrange for a consignment to be loaded and shipped.

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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