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Old Dec 28th 2015, 3:40 pm
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Hi, we are moving to the Niagara Region, Canada in March and I want to ship over boxes of clothes and toys etc along with a few small appliances like a Hoover/steam mop, kids bike and scooter etc. Can anyone recommend anyone good??? Thank you :-)
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I shipped over a lot of boxes (no furniture) with Anglo Pacific.

We shipped several more earlier this year.

They were very good, in my opinion, both times, but I don't how they compare with other companies people have used.

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PS: not sure about the hoover though or any electrical stuff. In my experience, UK appliances don't work very well. Just buy new ones.
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Regarding the hoover etc., unless you are going to use a transformer/converter they likely won't work very well. UK uses 220 and Canada uses 110.

Compatability of Goods-Canada : British Expat Wiki

Depending on the amount you are bringing, if it's just a few boxes have you considered Air Transat Cargo? Their prices are pretty good and you can collect the items from the airport yourself (provided you have transport).

Don't forget your Goods Accompanying and Goods to Follow lists!
Category:Moving Logistics-Canada : British Expat Wiki


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Yeah I wouldn't bother with electrical stuff. We moved so long ago our info would be out of date but it was quite nighmareish at the time lol
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Yes, the hairdryer works at 50% speed. It took me years to buy a new one (for $10 at Walmart, don't know why I waited!); the shredder barely did anything.

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Thank you for all your help!
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Whatever you do, for the love of God don't use Pearsons.
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I "Did it myself" - I used a wooden crate salvaged from a local industrial park boxed up my goodies and packed it tight - I shipped 3 crates approx 5' long and 2'6" square not too sure of the weight (it was a factor in pricing)

I delivered the crates to the SHE Maritime Barking depot and they held them until I had an address in Canada to ship them too.

Once shipped it took several weeks to get the call from a receiver in Winnipeg and I contracted a local haulage company to pick them up and deliver to my new home - A very painless operation and a total cost of around 500 GBP

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I wouldn't recommend PSS. I genuinely feel they fleeced us. Charged us for a lot extra because their estimators don't understand how the packers work. Just my opinion. Good luck.
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Hi, we are moving to the Niagara Region, Canada in March and I want to ship over boxes of clothes and toys etc along with a few small appliances like a Hoover/steam mop, kids bike and scooter etc. Can anyone recommend anyone good??? Thank you :-)
This thread might help, it's a guide to finding and choosing a reputable mover including where to look, what to look out for, how to compare quotes etc. http://britishexpats.com/forum/overs...ompany-851592/

Hope it helps?

If you're not moving much (any?) furniture then you'll probably be best looking at a shared load (aka groupage) shipment, or air if you're in a hurry.
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Our company used Irish relo.....they came to the house and packed their lorry, drove to Liverpool and got the boat to Belfast, loaded our stuff into a container and got the boat back to Liverpool before getting the boat from Liverpool to Montreal and then the train to Edmonton. Somewhere in all of this it also missed the Liverpool to Montreal boat so was delayed by a week.

Stuff arrived well packed and we only lost one pint glass. Just the bizarrest of logic regarding routes!
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Our company used Irish relo.....they came to the house and packed their lorry, drove to Liverpool and got the boat to Belfast, loaded our stuff into a container and got the boat back to Liverpool before getting the boat from Liverpool to Montreal and then the train to Edmonton. Somewhere in all of this it also missed the Liverpool to Montreal boat so was delayed by a week.

Stuff arrived well packed and we only lost one pint glass. Just the bizarrest of logic regarding routes!
You think that was bizarre?
My container went the following route;
Belfast to London, London to Hamburg, Hamburg to Columbia, Columbia to Mexico, Mexico to Seattle, Seattle back to Mexico, Mexico to Vancouver and then finally to my house.
Was supposed to arrive in September, finally arrived in November. Almost every item in our container was damaged and we had to fight with the shipping company to get any cash out of them. They refused to honour our extended insurance coverage and refunded our premium and said we hadn't completed a form correctly and only paid out on their absolute minimum insurance - pack of thieving bastards to be honest. I can't recommend highly enough that everyone avoid Pearson's like the plague.
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We used PSS and never had a problem, but as another member mentioned they had a problems with them, luck of the draw with any company you use.
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You think that was bizarre?
My container went the following route;
Belfast to London, London to Hamburg, Hamburg to Columbia, Columbia to Mexico, Mexico to Seattle, Seattle back to Mexico, Mexico to Vancouver and then finally to my house.
Was supposed to arrive in September, finally arrived in November. Almost every item in our container was damaged and we had to fight with the shipping company to get any cash out of them. They refused to honour our extended insurance coverage and refunded our premium and said we hadn't completed a form correctly and only paid out on their absolute minimum insurance - pack of thieving bastards to be honest. I can't recommend highly enough that everyone avoid Pearson's like the plague.
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