Cutting the cost of emigrating or moving abroad using Speedshift

Cutting the cost of emigrating or moving abroad using Speedshift

Pallet shipping is much cheaper than using a dedicated removals firm. Of course it does mean you have to do all the hard work yourself but if you don’t have a full lorry load to move then pallet shipping can be a very cost effective solution.

You will need to prepare the pallets yourself. Speedshift can offer a palletising service for an extra charge but it is always better to do it yourself. You can usually find pallets on most industrial estates or ask nicely at a warehouse. You will also need shrinkwrap or small ratchet straps for tall items like fridges or freezers.

You will need to box up all your goods. Fragile items like crockery or glassware will need to be bubble wrapped as well. You could also put fragile items in amongst your clothes inside suitcases before you place them on the pallet.

You can get a surprising amount of stuff onto a pallet. Four pallets well wrapped can carry the same as a medium sized transit van. Using Speedshift you could ship 4 pallets from Birmingham to say Alicante in Spain for £560+VAT. Compare that with maybe hiring a van and driving down to the South of Spain. The ferry fees and the fuel alone will be far more than that. A return ferry crossing alone from Portsmouth to Bilbao will set you back more than that on it’s own.

We have shipped personal belongings to Spain, France, Greece and many other holiday locations. If you are just going to your villa for a few weeks or are moving abroad permanently Speedshift pallet service can save you a fortune.

All our collections and deliveries are done on tail lift vehicles. Technically it is a kerb to kerb service but in reality if a driver can get your pallets into a garage or onto a patio then they will usually be only too pleased to help.

Shipping into the EU is very easy indeed. There is no customs paperwork needed. You can ship a pallet to Leros in Greece or even to Lithuania as easy as shipping a pallet to Leeds. The only problem countries are Norway and Switzerland. Shipping personal goods on a pallet to these countries is not easy but if you can help with the paperwork then Speedshift can still ship your items.

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