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Old 7 Aug 2008
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Hey Guys,

Hope you are all enjoying your bike journey thought the awesome countries of S.A. I have a dream and will soon be living it by the end of this year!!! I will travel to S.A.but can not leave work 'til Nov. and therefore I would like to ship my bike to Colombia so that I can make it to Usuaia by Dec 25, 2008. On my way back I will then enjoy all the wonders of the rest of the continent. If someone can please give me information on shipping my bike from Miami, FL to Bogota or Cartagena I would greatly appreciate it (price, time frame, preparation, other port of departure/arrival) . By plane would be my first choice, but I'm open to all possibilities. Thank you in advance for any info. and ride safe!

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Hi Greg,

Don't know exactly but one suggestions is contact the Bogota office of Girag airlines. They don't fly to Miami but there is an airline located right beside them in their second floor office that does and supposedly takes cargo. No idea on price or frequency as this was just an offhand comment that they made during conversation. There should be others as well. For a starting point on cost, the price from Colombia to Panama as of June this year was $800 and from a previous post you can see that as of July the price for Panama to Colombia is $900. Hope that helps, cheers.
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Hey Mountain man,

Thanks alot for the info. That's a good idea, I will look it up to see if any of the Colombian airlines take bikes as cargo.


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Have you checked "shipping your bike"?

I have extensive information from when I shipped from Miami to Bogota to Quito.
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Hi I shipped my BMW 1200 adventure 2007 from Medellin Colombia to Miami on the 2 of July. It was not crated and I paid $1270 and then $30 paperwork fee in Miami. I used Centurian and they got it done but had a few problems. They shrink wrapped the bike like a christmas turkey on the center stand and then had no way to tie it down or lift it. They ended up putting it on a big aluminum skid plate that would have cost like 4 times as much as I was paying. The guy in charge down there said he would eat the extra freight because they had screwed it up. I was worried about damage from them using a fork lift to load it but I still do not know how they got it on the plate. Had a few problems beside that as customs paperwork did not get done and I had to spend 3 extra days as the weekend customs is closed and Monday was a holiday there. They had told me to just bring the bike out at 3Pm on Sat. afternoon for the 11 flight at night. Took me from 9 in the morning till 5 at night doing paperwork with them and a freight forwarder. There charge was only like $100 for a days worth of work. That was included in my total charge of $1270.
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Hi guys

There a boat from Miami to Cartagena every Friday. It takes about 3 days and cost about 500 dollars.

I can sent you the information for the shipping agent. Also if you ship in November maybe we can share, since I'm looking to shipping a car down to Colombia sometime this year!
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Can anyone on here tell me how to get my bike from Miami to Bogota? I will be in Miami to ship and in Bogota to receive it. Thanks!

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Mike, Would you please post the contact info on the boat from Miami to Cartagena. Thanks.
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I shipped my bike from Miami to Bogota in February
I used the services of American wings, a freight forwarder in Miami
In terms of costs:
paid to American Wings
wooden crate $250 ( the bike is s F800GS) - (I gave them back the crate in Bogota)
Air Waybill $25
Dangerous Good declaration $75
Shippers export documents $30
Delivery to airline (in this case Centurion) $30
Export documents $150
Air freight $650.15
Then later at night another $125 for Dangerous good again (ro the airline)
which gives us a total of : $1335.45

In Bogota it is about $45 for the cost of unloading, etc...

grand total $1380,45
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Mike, Would you please post the contact info on the boat from Miami to Cartagena. Thanks.
I used air to bring my bike to Cali. Arrow Airlines. The shipping agent was called GDL logistics situated in Miami airport. He was the one with the boat contacts to Cartagena, but I do not recommend using this guy. He dropped my bike and destroyed my pannier and foot pegs and refused to compensate. I have argued with him for 6 month and he's an idiot.
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Hi guys

There a boat from Miami to Cartagena every Friday. It takes about 3 days and cost about 500 dollars.

I can sent you the information for the shipping agent. Also if you ship in November maybe we can share, since I'm looking to shipping a car down to Colombia sometime this year!
Would you send me the info of the agent please
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Would you send me the info of the agent please
Like I just wrote above: GDL logistics situated in Miami airport

That all I remember about that idiot!
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