From Melbourne, Australia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - March, 2014

Shipment From: 
Melbourne, Australia
Shipment To: 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Shipper details
Contact person name: 
Stewart Garmey
Company name: 
Contact person email:
Contact details: 

T: +61 3 9330 0090 | F: +61 3 9330 3305

Travellers Impressions of the shipper
4/5 - Good
Information about this Shipment
Shipping Method: 
Shipping date: 
March, 2014
Cost Paid at Start (US $): 
$AUD 587
Cost Paid at Destination (US $): 
$AUD 191

Shipping time is about 14 days. It took for me 19 days. The container went on a vessel from Melbourne to Singapore. Here it was loaded on a different vessel bringing it to Port Klang (KL).

Unfortunatly they forgot to ship the container with the first available vessel to Port Klang so my Bike arrived some days behind schedule.

When I shippend my bike in Melbourne everything was easy. Stewart knows what he is doing and helps. I organised a used BMW crate from the Southbank BMW Dealer for free. I asked Stewart to collect the crate for me at BMW (this coast me about $100) If you have the option to collect the crate on your own and briung the bike and crate to Stewarts Warehouse you can save this money.


HUBB Member 'Sushi2831' really did a good job in describing the process on the Malaysia Site. It was for my exactly like he wrote. So thats why I just copy his description in here. with some additional comments.

The Procedure in Port Klang to get the Bike:
Malaysia is very correct and I saw no long waiting between the steps but it still takes time. If one knows what to do it's possible in 2 workingdays,


If Vessel already arrived call your local Shipping Agent to get the 'DO' (Delivery Order). May have to collect it from their office or arrange a handover at the port when you collect the bike.

Go to the Malaysian Automobile Club to get the

  • compulsory Insurance (CTP)
  • International Circulation Permit (ICP)

for Malaysia.

This will take several hours up to one day. For me it took 6 hours as the computer system for the insurance crashed and they had to fax the paper to the insurance. With Lunchbrake it was at the end 6 hours i spend. But there is a nice Coffe Shop with Aircon and free wifi.

At the end I ended up with an CTP Insurance from 'AXA' - You might try to get a CTP Insurance direct from them to speed up the process. Otherwise the AAM (Automobile Club) is friendly and helps you with this.

What you need (they will make a copy from the original):

  • Driver License (International)
  • Carnet
  • Vehicle Registration Document
  • Passport

Automobile Association of Malaysia
225, Block 4, Persiaran Sukan, Laman Seri Business Park, Section 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
(It's in the 2nd Floor. Use the Elevator left the the AAm Travel Office)

GPS: 3°05'31.5"N 101°32'36.9"E

Do not trust the Pin on google Maps. On the AAM Website its placed wrong. I made this mistake and let me drove to where google said the AAM is located. I had to walk 20 minutes to find it. The right Location use the GPS coorinates.

PS: If you take the KTM Train to Batu Tiga Station (about 40min) you need to take a Taxi from the Station to the Business Park. (about 10 Ringit) - If you go in the morning (9am) you may have to wait a while for a taxi because all the locals want to catch a taxi as well to go to work. I waited 30 min for a taxi :(



  • Take the KTM train from Kuala Lumpure to Port Klang, approx. 1 hour 4.40 Ringgit.
  • Take a taxi to the Custom House in Northport, 2-3km approx. 5-10 Ringgit.
  • GPS Custom House: N 03.01484 E 101.36586

At the Custom House:
1. Go up the stairs turn left, go straight to the office at the end of the corridor.
There they want a fotocopy of:
-your passport,
-the original registration,
-the insurance for Malaysia
And then they fill in the CDP only halfway.

  • Go to Northport, there is a small footpath between the Custom House an the Powerplant which leads right to the entrance of the Northport. There you get a visitor pass.

Custom House
N 03.01484 E 101.36586

  • Go to the warehouse at Northport of your shipping company to prepare your bike for the inspection.
  • Go with the CDP to Northport to the Customoffice, located in warehouse B2, for an inspection of the Bike. The Customofficer then signs on the back of the import part of the CDP. Ask them to sign the pink paper too.
  • Go back to the Custom House to clear the CDP.
  • After the CDP you need the clearence of the bike on the pink paper, as well at the Custom House opposite the CDP office.
  • Go to the warehouse pay the fees and to pick up your bike. They have to sign as well, now on the last page.
  • Drive to the entrance of Northport and show them the carnet and the DO Paper.
  • Your free to go.

Sounds easy, doesn't it?





Melbourne in local currency AUD:

  • $82.50+GST Collection of empty crate from BMW
  • $99.00+GST Export documents
  • $99.00+GST Export clearance (CDP)
  • $140.53+GST Deliver loaded crate to port
  • $165.86 Oceanfreight (375kgs / 2.66cbm

= $586.89 incl. GST


Kuala Lumpur in local currency MYR:

  • 120.00 MYR LCL Fees
  • 5.00 MYR CNTR Washing charges
  • 150.00 MYR Ocean agency fees
  • 10.00 MYR cost recovery
  • 30.00 MYR EDI
  • 150.00 MYR Delivery order
  • 120.00 MYR Warehouse storage (5days)

= 585 MYR = $191 AUD

Kuala Lumpur Automobile Club

  • 230 MYR CTP Insurance (1 Year)
  • 150 MYR ICP Sticker (3 month)

= 380 MYR = $125 AUD



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