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Shipping From Vladivostok

Can Anyone Reccomend A Good Shipping Company To Ship 2 Bikes To The Usa
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A man who knows

try this guy he's a fixer

Melnikov Yuri
Links, Ltd.
89 Svetlanskaya str., office 312,
690078, Vladivostok, Russia.
Tel/fax: (4232) 22-15-78
Tel: (4232) 22-08-87
Mobile: +7 902 5243447
mail to: ymelnik <[AT]> links-ltd [<DDOOTT>] com

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We used Yuri to clear our bikes into Vladivostok in June. He is the best. No problems at all and it was all over in 3 days. A bloody good bloke as well.
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+1 on Yuri. knows his stuff, and a really nice guy.
Im guessing you want to ship via sea? as I dont think there is an air option right now, to go air, you'll have to ferry to korea
but things may have changed since last year?


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nice one guys, it seems all roads lead to Yuri, bikes already to go were packed into a container yesterday 24th sept should be on their way on tuesday 28th to houston texas, sharing the container with 2 990,s. splitting the costs, thankfully.
Cheers for the info
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great customs clearing agent in Vladivostok

Hi there,
anyone planning to arrive at or leave vladivostok might find Yuri helpful. He charged US$100 for the customs clearance out of Vlad which i think is standard, but was great to deal with and speaks english well.

If you go to the ferry company they will use their own agent, (same cost) but they might not be as good to deal with.

I bumped into a guy from the Ukraine today who was trying to do it himself and though he could speak russian, he said he was having a really hard time with it.

Yuri came to our hotel to meet us several times, cleared up a mess with an incorrect vin number, arranged transport to customs and back etc etc. he seems pretty well connected here. money well spent in my opinion.

if you call him, tell him i said hi

Yuri Melnikov
Links, Ltd.
89 Svetlanskaya str., office 312,
690078, Vladivostok, Russia.
Tel/fax: +7(4232)22-15-78
Tel: +7(4232)22-08-87
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ymelnik <[AT]> links-ltd [<DDOOTT>] com

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Yuri Is Da Man!!
Rene Is Da Gal In Houston!!
Went To Pick The Bikes Up Today From A Warehouse, All Is Good Except One Don't Want To Start, Not Even Off The One That Does. Going Back Tomorrow With A Jump Starter So Fingers Crossed.
Overall Travel Time 4 Weeks From Vladivostok Via Korea & The Panama Cannal, Alot Quicker Than We Expected.
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