Sea Shipments

An FCL is sent immediately where as an LCL is sent by consolidators as soon as they fill the container. A Groupage takes the longest to get to destination as it can only be sent when there is enough cargo for that destination to fill a container…but is always the most economical option. Groupages are only available to popular destinations.


Full Container Load or an exclusive use of a
shipping container.


Part Load or shared use
of a container with other


Part Load which is placed in a crate and sent by
consolidators in a shared container.


Full Packing and Wrapping at Origin

Labelling &

Containerization and Haulage to Port

Customs Clearance at Origin

Ocean Freight

Customs Clearance at Destination

Delivery to your New Home

Positioning and Placing of
Furniture & Cartons

Removal of
Debris & Cartons




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Household Goods Cargo

Airfreights are normally packed in cardboard containers which are commonly known as airfreight modules. The modules come in different sizes as Cargo planes are different and can only accommodate what can fit into their cargo hold. Your airfreight might therefore be placed in several modules, depending on how big your airfreight is. Airlines work on volumetric weight, meaning that they will choose whichever is greater – the volume or the actual weight. It is therefore crucial to only send non-heavy items.

Besides the carton packing, every non-carton item in the household will be wrapped and loaded in the airfreight module, using every space to ensure a tight load, very much like a jigsaw puzzle. Inventories are written with each item numbered and tagged.

Unaccompanied Baggage

We also provide a service whereby we can book your overflow luggage as unaccompanied baggage on your flight, which will be more economical than paying for overweight luggage at the book-in counter.


U-BAG is a leading brand in the United Kingdom and South Africa of UBI Worldwide Limited. U-BAG specializes in sending excess baggage and personal effects as unaccompanied baggage by air to over 500 destinations worldwide.

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Packing Methods

Carton Packing

Book Cartons –  Books, Ornaments, etc.
General Cartons –  Crockery, Clothes, Toys, Lamp Shades etc.
Linen Cartons – Linen, Hanging Clothes, Curtains, etc.

Shipment Wrapping

All furniture and items that cannot be packed into cartons will be wrapped in Corrowrap/Cushionkraft. An extra layer of Flatsheet board will be added to Paintings, Mirrors & High value items.


Extra protection for Glass tops, Marble, XL Mirrors, Pianos & large Objects d’ Art in either a skeleton crate or a full cladded crate.

Customs Clearance

Moving overseas is not easy. Whether you are moving to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK or anywhere else in the world, we have an Agency network that will take care of all your needs at destination. This is normally where you need the most help. Customs Clearance can sometimes be a frustrating and daunting task as every country has different rules and regulations. We will provide you with all the documents and the  information you need for your particular destination to help you make informed decisions. 

We will assist you in completing all the customs documents required for clearance out of South Africa and for customs formalities at the destination you will be relocating to.


Moving is a risky business and the inherent risk of damage and/or loss is apparent. We offer an All Risk Marine policy for international moves.  You will feel safer knowing that if the unforseen happens, you are completely protected.

Cover against shipping line salvage and bankruptcy is essential to ensure that you do not incur further cost in the event of this happening. Our All Risk Marine policy will cover you not only for these events but so many other rigors of international moving.

Storage Solutions

Movit Mobility Household Goods Storage

We have storage facilities in all the major towns in South Africa to store your household goods until it is ready to be shipped. 

Our state-of-the-art storage facilities are purpose built and equipped with the most modern storage equipment. Household goods are stored in stackable 3D pallets which gives more security in that it prevents pilferage, is dust free and minimizes damage.

Our storage facilities have 24 Hour Patrolled Security, Fire & Burglar Alarms, Overhead Sprinkler Systems and are Fumigated on a regular basis.


Household & Personal effects

Our Import Department will help you with the completion of all Custom documentation to clear your consignment and will do this by liaising directly with the Department of Customs and Excise. All documents are needed at least 10 working days before a vessel arrives. As soon as your consignment is released by Customs, we will collect and transport the container to your new residence and arrange for the unpacking and placing of your consignment in your new home, the removal of debris and return of the container to the shipping line.

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The South African Government will require Health, Vaccination & Import Certificates prior to the arrival of your pets. Our Pet Travel experts will assist you with all these requirements and safely transport and deliver your pets to their new home.

Motor Vehicles

Motor Vehicles should never be shipped without first obtaining permission from the South African Authorities. There are stringent rules and regulations for the importation of motor vehicles. Contact us to advise you on the guidelines and steps to be taken to import your vehicle successfully.

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