From Sydney, Australia to Singapore, Singapore - December, 2009

Route
Shipment From: 
Sydney, Australia
Shipment To: 
Singapore, Singapore
Shipper details
Contact person name: 
Sandra
Company name: 
QANTAS freight
Contact person email: 
frei...@qantas.com.au
Contact details: 

I dealt with Sandra a Qantas freight customer support officer, lovely lady and easy to deal with. 1300 373 444

Travellers Impressions of the shipper
Recommended?: 
Yes
Rating: 
4/5 - Good
Information about this Shipment
Shipping Method: 
Air
Shipping date: 
December, 2009
Cost Paid at Start (US $): 
$950 AUD
Comments: 

I shipped my DR650 with QANTAS freight uncreated, with my happy trail panniers left on the bike. Essentially this is what you need to do to ship your bike via quantas freight regardsless of the destination.

1. Get a shippers declaration for dangerous goods.

I used dangerous goods manamgement (http://www.dgm-aus.com.au/) I called up the day before to let them know I would stop by the following morning. Really nice staff and easy to deal with, in and out in about 30 minutse, alot of them ride and are easy going about the whore process.

2. Rock up at the qantas freight terminal.

My bike was shipped directly through Qantas (as opposed to a freight forwarder) meaning it was cheaper and is shipped on a standby basis (no need to call ahead simply show up dangerous goods declaration). Make sure the tank looks pretty much empty (I had to leave and drain more out despite only having a 1/4 of a tank) and isolate the battery by disconnecting the leads and taping them to the frame. You fill in a air way bill and despite what I was told they will weight the bike to calculate the cost (much better then the 500kg volumetric weight I had been quoted).

Cost break down (in AUD):

Dangerous goods declaraion $104
Airway bill fee $ 30



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