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Old 3 Jun 2012
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+1 for James Cargo and +1 for Dakar Motos.

I rode the bike to the James Cargo warehouse and took a taxi back. they took care of everything UK end. Sandra at DM took care of everything BA end. Couldn't be easier.
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This has been a very usefull and informative thread. Big Thanks to all the contributors.

I'm planning to follow the Dakar2013 rally as a spectator and for this, i am planning to ship my bike by sea from Dubai (air freight is very expensive - almost 4-5000USD for freight alone !!) to Lima, Peru as the Dakar 2013 starts from there instead of BA as it happened duing the last few years.

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Hi, I air shippedd two bikes, in two crates, from Serbia to Lima Peru in 2009. After 4 days and 440 USD total I take bikes. Withouth agency, by myself. You must have SUNAT sticker to drive legaly through Peru. It comes for that money.
Custom terminal is at Callao, outsite Lima. Some 15 km north from center.
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2 cars from South Africa to Buenos Aires

Hi!

Planned to ship 40" conteiner with 2 cars from South Africa to Buenos Aires.

And get quote from agent about Buenos Aires port costs:

IN USD:
1 x 40"Ctnr

SEALINE Agent 390.- Estimated (To be AT COST as per result)
BUE PORT 890.- Estimated (To be AT COST as per result)
DECONSOLIDATION 190.- (Documents deconsolidation) (per MBL)
TEMP. IMPORT FILE 250.- (per car) (2)
CNTR STRIPPING OFF 425.- Estimated (To be AT COST as per result)

CUSTOM BROKER FEES 300.- (per car) (2)
BANKING CHARGES 121.- (per transfer)
LOG. FEE 200.- (per car) (2)

Sub Total 3.516.-

Additionally, if Ctnr cannot be stripped off at Port Terminal and has to be
trasnferred into a bonded warehouse, it will also apply:
CTRN transfer 370.- (Haulage from Port Terminal to Bonded Warehouse)
BONDED WAREHOUSE 850.- Estimated only. To be added AT COST as
per result but, in this case, BUE PORT charges (indicated above) and should be less.
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Does anyone have recent experience? And is this normal price?
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I am planning to ship from San Francisco to Buenos aires by air. I could only find one air shipper - Schumacher Cargo, based on a recommendation by the James Cargo folks (who only service the european market).

I have a quote for $2800 total from Los Angeles warehouse to Buenos Aires or Lima for about the same price. Quote includes crating expense, but not customs and duties at the other end. the airline Schumacher uses is Aero Mexico and it flies LAX to MExico City and then to Buenos Aires. I plan to use dakar motos to get the bike out.


Anyone recommend any other air frighters?
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FYI
just sent bike back to London from BsAs with British Airways. Sandra was very helpful (as always) and things went very smoothly at the Airport & offices/payment.

I stripped my bike down (front wheel, screen, wing mirrors, panniers off etc) and it came in at $1,600.

I was there with Otto who was sending his bike to Hungary - $2,500.

He just put his bike on the pallet & we worked out that the difference between stripping down and not is about $400 (the balance being two extra legs to get his bike to Hungary).

Hope this helps

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HI Delbert

I am looking to ship two bikes back from BsAs this time next year, 2013, did contact Sandra at DM prior to organise your shipment or was it possible to organise this when you got there ?

Many thanks


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It is possible to organise when you get there. Sandra can organise things pretty much within 1 week (subject to flights).

enjoy your trip

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HI Delbert

I am looking to ship two bikes back from BsAs this time next year, 2013, did contact Sandra at DM prior to organise your shipment or was it possible to organise this when you got there ?

Many thanks


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It is possible to organise when you get there. Sandra can organise things pretty much within 1 week (subject to flights).

enjoy your trip

Delb
Many thanks Delb, very much enjoyed your blog, lots of great information. We will be shipping to Halfax from the UK, riding across Canada and then down south, starting June 2013, really looking forward to it now.

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You will have a great time!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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some info there about shipping to BA. Car from South Africa. Single 20foot.

Clearing and fees in BA ware $2100usd. paid in pesos and swapped the dollars on the blue market to save money. Saved me $500usd.

Plate Logistics, part of Grimaldi did the clearing.
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Shipping by air from BA????

I am crossing the Bolivian boarder tomorrow and still making my way south. But I am looking to ship my bike back to the states in about 5 - 6 weeks. Does anyone have any info that might help as far as possible costs, customs info, and or airlines to contact. Thanks for any insight!!!!
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Shipping bikes from peru or Bolivia

I recently asked if anybody knew of a shipping company which can ship our bikes from Lima or Cusco to Miami. People replied by saying that it's sea freight only from there. How about La Paz?? Air freight from there? Does anybody know? Any information on prices? I know there is a link on the hubb with shipping information, but most of it is outdated. Does anybody know of a more up to date database for this stuff? If anybody shipped a bike(s) from central South Am to the USA recently, can you tell me from where to where, how much, and what company??
Also: how much is the visa for US citizens (and bike import) for Bolivia and where do we apply for it??
If shipping costs are astronomical, how does one go about selling a bike down here? Any insight?
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I recently asked if anybody knew of a shipping company which can ship our bikes from Lima or Cusco to Miami. People replied by saying that it's sea freight only from there. How about La Paz?? Air freight from there? Does anybody know? Any information on prices? I know there is a link on the hubb with shipping information, but most of it is outdated. Does anybody know of a more up to date database for this stuff? If anybody shipped a bike(s) from central South Am to the USA recently, can you tell me from where to where, how much, and what company??
Also: how much is the visa for US citizens (and bike import) for Bolivia and where do we apply for it??
If shipping costs are astronomical, how does one go about selling a bike down here? Any insight?
Thank you!
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Im pretty sure you could air freight from La Paz, but I am sure it would prohibitively expensive (at least for my budget). You can still ship ocean from Bolivia even though its landlocked (they truck it to port in Arica, Chile). For a point of reference, I shipped (ocean) a Harley Davidson from Miami to Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Freight charges were $800 and it took over 60 days. The company was Unibol . I would assume you could find similar pricing in Peru.

I would think you could get a good price for your bike in Bolivia. I can put you in touch with the BMW club here in Santa Cruz if you are interested. That might be a good place to start if you want to sell it.

Also get a second opinion of air freight from Peru. I cant believe that it is impossible. Maybe prohibitively expensive though.

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We sent our 1200 gs from BA to France with Dakar Moto
everything was perfect.
Sandra and Javier have really helped us, everything was very well organized and very fast.
with the exchange price was cheap.
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Does anyone have any up to date information about shipping from UK-Bsas.

How much was the shipping and how much was the clearance ???

I did this in 2007. I paid £600 shipping and £300 in customs and clearing port.

James Cargo were VERY expensive in 2007 when I got a quote from them.
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