Moving to Turkey

International Removals to Turkey

Moving from the UK to Turkey

Are you moving to Turkey? House Removals Worldwide (the trading name for First Base Freight Ltd), regularly ship household goods, furniture and personal effects to Istanbul by sea freight in either dedicated or shared containers every week.

What is shared containers?

We offer this service to Turkey when clients only have a smaller amount of goods to be moved (approximately the size of a half standard UK garage worth of furniture). When only shipping this amount of household goods, we would arrange to send our loader/packers to your property on a day and time convenient to you. We can either pack or load everything for you or you can do this if you are looking to save on costs. Your household goods will then be delivered to our depot, where your items will be carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and a thin layer of card around the outside. Our professional packers will then carefully stack your goods to a pallet, utilising all available space. With this option, you will only pay for the space that your palletised goods take up within the shared container. This works out the most cost effective way to ship your goods to Turkey.

What is a dedicated container?

This option is for people who are shipping all of their worldly belongings to Turkey; this would be far more cost effective than shipping your household goods on our groupage services. We would have the dedicated container arrive at your property (providing that there are no parking restrictions and the vehicle has suitable access), where our professional loaders will arrange to meet the vehicle at your property, remove your household goods and load them directly in to the container for you. The container is then closed and sealed and driven straight to the port, ready for shipping on the next available vessel.

We offer weekly sailings to Turkey; the UK port we use will be the port of Southampton. The destination ports in Turkey are Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir or Mersin and transit time for port to port is between 10 - 15 days depending on which port you have chosen to have your goods delivered.

For further peace of mind we also offer full marine insurance on everything that has been packed by us and you.


First Base Freight offer a quality international removals service to Turkey, as well as being able to ship to the main ports we can also deliver to cities including: AIstanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Adana, Gaziantep, Konya, Diyarbakir, Antalya, Mersin, Kayseri, Eskisehir, Urfa, Malatya, Erzurum. International removals to Turkey, safe and securely shipping by secured container.


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