New Horizons can carry out removals to overseas destinations, with or without a packing service in accordance to the destinations customs policy.
New Horizons can move single items, whole homes, vehicles and businesses abroad. If you want to leave items in the UK, New Horizons can store your items until your return or forward them on request.
If you are moving to a European country which is a member of the EU, then New Horizons will complete an inventory and the necessary International operator’s paperwork. Throughout the EU, each member state has its own prohibited working days for fleet operators which are primarily at weekends and on public holidays. All schedules will need to take into account the prohibited working days.
For all other non EU and worldwide destinations, New Horizons can move your belongings to your new home in another country; this will involve your belongings being sent by steel shipping container / lorry to the port of entry of the destination country. The customs clearance will be organised through our local agent and delivery will be made following customs clearance.
To support our services, we are able to offer a Marine Policy, which can provide cover for your belongings during the international relocation.
There are 3 main methods of moving abroad; groupage (part-load), direct removal and sole use lorry or container.
This is where individual consignments are collected and placed in store until there are sufficient volume / consignments to fill the vehicle or container. Once there is sufficient volume, the consignments are grouped together according to destination and then loaded on the vehicle or container and is sent on its way. Delivery will be made in logistical and geographical order, going from one address to another. The delivery will be made at the convenience of New Horizons and its agents. This method is more economic than a direct removal or a sole-use service.
The illustrations below will help you understand Groupage service.
European Groupage illustration
You will note that European Groupage, because the vehicle has to hold many consignments, is always carried out on large lorries ranging up to 44 tonnes articulated / draw-bar lorries.
Worldwide Groupage illustration
You will note that the main difference between European and worldwide Groupage is that the consignment must be off-loaded to clear customs prior to delivery.
This is where your goods are collected, transported and delivered in the most time efficient manner available. Your removal will be the primary consignment but the residual space on the lorry or container is permitted to be used for the transportation of other consignments.
Sole use removal
This is where your goods are collected, transported and delivered in the most time efficient manner available, but only your belongings will be loaded onto the European lorry or in the sea freight shipping container for worldwide destinations.
The majority of worldwide countries now have compulsory load disembarkation to clear customs. In these countries, because the consignment will have been removed from the container for custom clearance, the consignment will arrive at your new home by lorry.