International Moving

International Shipping

1st Choice Moving & Storage offers overseas shipping for both individual and commercial needs. Whether you plan to move your entire household or just one item, we will look after your goods very well.


As every country has specific customs and documentation requirements and restrictions we help you with the necessary international paperwork. We work with you to identify the paperwork, packing restrictions and customs documentation necessary for a smooth global relocation.

Services for Global Shipping Include:

  • Documentation: what you need before you move
  • Admissible and Inadmissible items based on destination country
  • Coordinating shipping times and destination services
  • Packing, wrapping, and crating for global shipments


Ocean transport is the most common and cost-effective option for overseas moves as compared to air freight. Dependent on the size and quantity of the goods you are transporting, we offer various options for your international shipping needs:


Here are the Options for Global Shipping:

Custom-Built Crate

This specially built crate is generally for transporting medium to large single items usually valuable and fragile in nature, including items such as antique furniture, large ornaments, artwork, clocks, statues and any such items.


We design and build custom crates to the exact specifications required. For this overseas shipping option, we build excellent custom crates for your goods in compliance with international shipping safety and security parameters.


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Standard Pallet Crate

Crate dimensions:3.3 feet x 4 feet x 7 feet
77 cubic feet internally

Standard pallet crate size: the size of a single door closet.


What can these crates hold: boxes of items, small furniture, etc.


Description: the standard pallet crate holds about 500 lbs. 


Note: packing materials take 10 to 15% of the space.

Lift Van Crate

Crate dimensions:

 7 feet x 4 feet x 7 feet
197 cubic feet internally

Lift van crate size: the size of three single door closets


What can these crates hold: boxes of items, medium size furnishings, etc


Description: the lift van crate holds about 1,200 lbs. NOTE: packing materials take 10 to 15 % of the space.

Shipments that weigh less than 4,000 lbs will often be considered for lift van containerization.

20-Foot Sea Container

Container dimensions:

 8.6 feet x 8.6 feet x 20 feet
1,100 cubic feet internally

20 foot container size: the size of a single car garage


What can these containers hold: typical home contents of boxes and furniture.


Description: The 20 ft. container holds roughly 7,000 pounds 


We will pack your goods very tightly and if the container is not completely full we will secure it with a bulkhead wall, which prevents any shifting of your goods during transport.

40-Foot Sea Container

Container dimensions:8.6 feet x 8.6 feet x 40 feet
2,200 cubic feet internally

40 foot container size: The size of a two-car garage 


What can these containers hold: Typical home contents of boxes and furniture? 


Description: The 40 ft. container is the best option for shipping larger loads of up to about 14,000 lbs. We will pack your goods very tightly and if the container is not completely full we will secure it with a bulkhead wall, which prevents any shifting of your goods during transport.

Crating

If you need crating for valuable fragile items we build excellent custom crates for large glass table tops, ornaments, artwork, antiques, statues and any such items. The ultimate protection for these items can only be provided by crating and we build custom crates to the exact specifications required


Commercial Storage

Do you need short term or long term commercial storage space? We have warehouse space to store commercial and industrial goods from a single item to a large quantity.


Commercial storage is available for short term, extended periods, or long term.

  • Bulk floor space, containerized vaults, rack storage
  • Convenient Location in Central Kelowna
  • Loading docks with adjustable dock plates
  • Temperature controlled warehouse
  • 24 hour video surveillance system
  • Certified Forklift Operators
  • Palletized storage of new product inventory
  • Containerized storage of office furniture and electronic equipment
  • Dock high distribution facility
  • Storage for overseas containers

1st Choice Moving & Storage

1005 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1X 2W3


Phone: 250-860-7521

Email: relocate@shawbiz.ca

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Service Area

Our service area is the Okanagan Valley, including:

  • Kelowna
  • West Kelowna
  • Lake Country
  • Vernon
  • Penticton
  • Peachland
  • Summerland
  • Oyama
  • Oliver
  • Osoyoos

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