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Removals to USA | Shipping to America | Moving House Overseas

America has long been an attractive destination for UK people moving overseas for work and at Dolphin Movers we carry out regular removals to USA destinations including New York, Los Angeles and Florida, amongst others. We can arrange shipping to America in part load or full load containers depending on the size of your move.

As well as your regular household or office belongings, our shipping to America service can cater for specialist or valuable items such as motor vehicles, antiques, musical instruments and fine art items, all specially and safely packed. And for any items which you cannot wait for, there is our air freight service which can deliver most items in a day or two.

While most of our removals to USA are for private individuals moving to America for work or personal reasons, we can also undertake business removals of any size with a complete packing, storage and unpacking service as required.

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About the USA

When looking at moving overseas, many Britons are attracted to the USA and for good reason. Its capital city Washington DC and the other major cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia are often glamorised by Hollywood and much talked about in the press.

Geography and Demographics
The USA is made up of fifty states, a federal district and several territories, and shares borders with Canada and Mexico. Territories include several islands in the Pacific and Caribbean such as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The total population is around 315 million.

Main Ports and Airports
John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York is one of the busiest airports in the USA. It is situated in Queens County, Long Island. Miami International Airport (MIA) is the largest airport in Florida and serves as a major gateway between United States and Latin America. San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport are the two major international airports in California, while Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the biggest airport in Texas and is popularly referred to as DFW. The Washington Dulles International Airport, situated in the city of Dulles, handles more than 23 million passengers every year. Flights between London and New York take around 7 hours, London to Los Angeles and San Francisco take around 11 hours.

The largest ports are Port of Boston, Port of Newark, Port of Baltimore, Port of Norfolk, Port Charleston, Port of New Orleans, Port of San Diego, Port of San Francisco, Port of Tacoma and Pearl Harbor.

Economy
The main industries of the USA are petrol, steel, cars, construction and agricultural machinery, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, processing food, consumer products, timber and mining. Major exports include agricultural products, industrial supplies, transistors, aircraft, parts for motor vehicles, computers, telecommunications equipment, cars and medicine.

History
The United States was occupied for many years by a number of indigenous peoples. Christopher Columbus was the first European to visit the US and the first European to land in the US was Ponce de Leon. Subsequently France occupied the inner United States and Spain inhabited the south-west.

After some time there were 13 English colonies and in the 1700's the colonies became discontent with English rule. The US declared itself as independent from England, leading to the American Revolutionary War in which the colonies triumphed over England, with the help of France.

The American civil war took place in 1860 war when the southern states tried to separate themselves. A bloody war ensued in which the southern states were overcome and the country stayed united.

In the 1900's the US became one of the world's most prominent industrial nations. The United States tried to stay out of both World Wars but when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in World War II the US entered the war, taking sides with the United Kingdom. The US used two nuclear weapons to bomb Japan, putting an end to the second World War.

Landmarks and Attractions
Many travel to the US to visit Disneyland in California or Disney World in Florida, while others go to New York for the shopping, Time Square, Central Park, Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty. Famous US Landmarks include Centennial Park in Atlanta, Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, Greenfield Village in Detroit, American Police Hall of Fame in Miami, Battery Park in New York, Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Statue of Liberty in New York City, Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC and Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

Natural attractions include the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley in Arizona, The Na Pali Coast in Hawaii, Cape Cod in Massachusetts, The Niobrara River in Valentine, Nebraska, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California, Hells Canyon in Idaho and the Niobrara Chalk in Kansas. There are so many things to see and do in the US that's it impossible to do them all justice.

Expats in the US
There are estimated to be around 670,000 UK expats living in the US. Expats living in the US enjoy high salaries and the environment is very safe for expats with children. Education and healthcare are first-class, although quite expensive.

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Further information

Removals to the USA – A City Guide to New York
Moving House to USA – A City Guide to Washington DC

 

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