Personal and Household Effects

home-householdMost Agents and Forwarders avoid personal effects shipments but at PBS we welcome your enquiry! As specialists in Personal Effects movement, we pride ourselves in taking great care of your belongings. You will be looked after personally by one of our export professionals, who will arrange to collect your goods and effects, transport them to our premises and pack them to your specification at a considerably lower cost than a removal company.

According to each customer’s requirements, whether it is a single chair or the entire house contents, we take care of everything. We will select for you the most economic and efficient method, airlines or shipping lines, hauliers and consolidators. Although transport of household and personal effects is slower by sea, it is often less costly than airfreight. Many families and businesses have chosen PBS for peace of mind, to ensure damage and loss is kept to a minimum and to take advantage of our specialised knowledge and sophisticated cargo tracking facilities.

We also regularly ship cars, boats, motorbikes and just about anything you can think of! Packing can be supplied to you, but we are often asked to pack goods in order to avoid damage at your premises and, if necessary to repack to specification for onward delivery.

Shipping Options

Bronze: This is normally for customers who wish to pack their own items. Goods are then palletized, shrink wrapped and banded, thus elimination unnecessary handling and damage on arrival at destination.

Silver: We pack using bubble wrap and cardboard, usually for furniture and out-of-gauge items, at an extremely economical cost.

Gold: We pack your goods in ‘Pal-cartons’ (rigid fibreboard cartons on wooden pallets) that are made to our specification.

Platinum: Packing is undertaken by our bespoke packers into custom-made cartons and crates designed to fit your cargo.

We will be happy to visit your premises to provide a quotation.

Personal and Household Effects FAQs

What is personal effects shipping?

Personal effects shipping is when personal belongings, items used every day including clothes, jewellery and cosmetics, are shipped across country or internationally. Enquire today about shipping your personal effects.

What are household effects?

Household effects are goods and products that are used or placed inside a household. Things such as furniture, appliances, kitchenware and bedding are all considered to be household effects. If you’re moving abroad, you may need to ship your household effects to your destination. PBS International can help.

How can I ship my household goods?

If you’re looking to ship your household effects overseas, PBS International can help. We offer four shipping options for you to choose from depending whether you wish to pack your own goods or have our bespoke packers take care of it. Whatever your needs we can provide a tailored quotation.

How much does personal effects shipping cost?

Unlike most, PBS International don’t shy away from personal effects shipping. No matter what shape or size we can help. The price of personal effects shipping varies depending on the details off the shipment. To find out the cost of moving your personal effects, request a shipping quote today.

How much does international household shipping cost?

The cost of shipping your household effects abroad depends on your individual requirements and therefore at PBS International we provide tailored quotes based on your shipment details. Request a quote today and our experienced team will contact you to discuss your enquiry further.