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Shipping From Australia to London

Hi Forum members,

Im wanting to ship my vehicle to England from Australia with the intention of doing west Africa then north and then carry on to India were ill ship it back.

Im trying to search for shipping agents to ship my vehicle. The other thing i will need a high cube container as im Landcruiser is 2.55 meters high.

Does anyone know of any good companies to deal with?

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I'd use a RoRo service, lot easier to deal with at each end - you can just drive it off the wharf as long as you have green card. Yellow pages will find you plenty of international vehicle forwarders - overheight shipping containers will be about double the price of a RoRo vessel.

Dont forget to sort out a carnet or an import approval to get the vehicle back into Aus at the end of the trip.
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I'd use a RoRo service, lot easier to deal with at each end - you can just drive it off the wharf as long as you have green card. Yellow pages will find you plenty of international vehicle forwarders - overheight shipping containers will be about double the price of a RoRo vessel.

Dont forget to sort out a carnet or an import approval to get the vehicle back into Aus at the end of the trip.
RORO wont work, You have to ship the vehicle empty. When you have the vehicle set up with all your gear spares and clothing its best to ship in container as it can go all together, you cant even ship it with a roof rake with gear on it!! or tent. So you then have to pay to send everything else and the cost also adds up!!! and then you risk lossing things.

Carnet not a problem used them for over 3 years when i worked as a driver for an overland company.

Cheers for the info but.

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I used DB Schenker to ship by container from Sydney to South Africa. I got quite a few quotes and went with them as they were amongst the cheapest and answered my questions promptly. I'd use them again if their price was competitive, but I didn't use a high cube container or ship to the UK so don't know how they'd be on those things.
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I used DB Schenker to ship by container from Sydney to South Africa. I got quite a few quotes and went with them as they were amongst the cheapest and answered my questions promptly. I'd use them again if their price was competitive, but I didn't use a high cube container or ship to the UK so don't know how they'd be on those things.
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Cheers for that ill check them out. Im not 100% sure yet if ill ship to London or South Africa and them drive north. Ill do what ever is cheapest.

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You can use a big range of shippers from Oz to Uk as there are lots of poms/aussies moving back and forth so you can go as part of container (40ft) I shipped a 110 with roof rack loaded with gear plus a heap of boxes of personal stuff from Freo to Tilbury That way you get to share the container cost. The price I paid wont be anny help to you as it was not itemised for the LR separate from the household effects. HTSH
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