Service Update

Rate Reduction:

With effect 5th July, our ocean freight charges will be reduced as follows:

20ft Dry FCL : USD 250.00 per container reduction

LCL Shipments : USD 10.00 per cubic metre reduction

We also have reduced rates by air for both dry and chilled shipments as well as FCL reefer.
Please contact us with your requirements

July Surcharges:

Supplementary Bunker Surcharge:
USD 421.00 per container

International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS):
USD 30.00 per container

For assistance and enquiries, please contact:

Shipping household goods and personal effects to Bermuda

Shipping household goods and personal effects to Bermuda

If you are looking to send goods or personal possessions to Bermuda, then it is important to plan ahead.

Moving can be a stressful experience at the best of times, so this handy guide will explain how to best move these items with the minimum of fuss and provide you with a stress-free experience.

Shipping options

When shipping from the UK to Bermuda, a range of shipping options are available. These include:

  • Full Container Load (FCL) by sea
  • Less than Container Load (LCL) by sea
  • Air Freight

Packing

Shipping goods to Bermuda require special packaging to ensure your items arrive safely. We are able to arrange a professional packing service which covers anything from one box to a full house move.

As with any move abroad, some items will not be accepted, so please ensure not to pack any of the following:

  • Plants
  • Liquids
  • Food
  • Jewellery
  • Explosives
  • Flammable substances
  • Batteries
  • Gas cylinders
  • Aerosol cans
  • Weapons
  • Lighters
  • Medicines

Insurance

While goods can be securely packaged, there is always an element of risk involved with sending items abroad, so we recommend that you insure anything being sent. For more information, our partner in Bermuda, BEST Shipping, will be able to help you further.

Shipping costs

Items will be charged for based on their size, weight, and their destination. Charges will also vary depending on whether you will be delivering the shipment or if we need to collect it, and if you will be collecting the shipment at its destination or if we will be delivering it to you. The shipping method will also have a bearing on costs.

Booking your shipment

Once you are ready to book your shipment then you will need to contact a member of our export team who will provide you with a Household Good/Personal Effects booking form. Please complete and sign this form and send it back for us to proceed with the shipment.

Arrival at destination

Once your shipment arrives in Bermuda, it will need to clear a customs check. Please provide an inventory of the items shipped along with the below forms:

  • Cash values of used household goods and personal effects form
  • HM Customs – Declaration of personal effects form
  • Standard work permit (if applicable)

Delivery

If you have asked us to deliver your shipment, then BEST Shipping will be in contact to arrange a delivery time. They can then either drop the items off at your door or provide a service whereby a team will move the items into your home and remove the packaging materials.

If you would like more advice about shipping goods and personal effects to Bermuda, please speak to our team today.

Service Update

June Surcharges:

Supplementary Bunker Surcharge:
USD 421.00 per container

International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS):
USD 30.00 per container

Shipping to Bermuda by Ocean or Air
How to calculate your costs

If you are looking to send goods or personal possessions to Bermuda via sea or air freight an important consideration will often be how much it costs.

Learn about this in our article below:

For assistance and enquiries, please contact:

Shipping to Bermuda by Ocean or Air – How to calculate your costs

If you are looking to send goods or personal possessions to Bermuda via sea or air freight an important consideration will often be how much it costs.

Managing the cost of international shipments from the UK to Bermuda requires careful planning, as many factors go into the cost calculations for shipping.

In fact, the various factors that affect the price that you pay for shipments to Bermuda are different depending on whether your freight is travelling by ocean or via air.

To help you understand these factors, and give you an idea of how your shipment costs are calculated we have prepared a helpful video:

If you are looking to minimise the costs of shipments, different steps and approaches can be taken, but you must first understand the basic principles of overseas freight.

Here are some tips to follow beforehand:

  • Choose the Right Mode of Transport: Ocean freight is typically cheaper than air freight, but it’s also slower. If speed isn’t a priority, consider shipping by sea. However, if the product is high-value or perishable, air freight could reduce costs associated with damage or spoilage.
  • Plan Ahead: Both air and ocean freight costs can fluctuate based on demand. By planning your shipments well in advance, you can avoid peak shipping times and secure lower rates. Last-minute bookings tend to be more expensive, so try to avoid these if possible.
  • Package Efficiently: The way your goods are packaged can impact the cost of shipping. Efficient packaging reduces the size and weight of your shipment, which can affect freight costs.

If you would like us to help you with the calculations for shipping goods or possessions from the UK to Bermuda, or vice versa, please speak to our team today.

Service Update

May Surcharges:

Supplementary Bunker Surcharge:
USD 411.00 per container

International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS):
USD 30.00 per container

Sending goods to Bermuda is a complex process that involves many different important steps and stages.

Our #shipmentofgoods and packages involves eight important stages, each carefully overlooked by our experienced team.

Learn about these steps via our infographic:

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