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Malaysia to India: space left in container

We're shipping a van from Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur) to Chennai on 20 November 2009. The date is fixed, as we want to attend a wedding in India.

We're shipping in a 40" high cube, there is 7.6 meters of empty space left in the container, so anyone who would like to share the costs, either bikes/car/van, please let me know.

Also looking for people to share same (size) container from Darwin to Dili, mid August 2009, and Jakarta to KL or Singapore, late September 2009.

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Could be interested.

Are you planning to use a shipping agent or doing it yourselves to get the vehicles through customs in India?
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re shipping agent

Hi Paul, I have not yet contacted a shipping agent in Chennai to process on that end. Do you have any thoughts re agent/DIY?
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Hi Kai

When I looked at shipping into Mumbai from Dubai it seem very complex so in the end I gave up and flew my bike direct from Dubai to KL - a very simple process and I did all the customs etc myself, very easy particular as the people at Emirates where very helpful.

So I am currently of the opinion DIY is best but am also aware the India officals love their paperwork.

As yet I don't know if I am going further East (Oz/NZ) or am returning to the UK (via India, Pak, Iran etc), so I'll watch this thread to see how you get on and if there is still space in November - who knows I might jump in!


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Hi Paul

I will enquire with the Malaysia based shipping company re DIY for customs in Chennai, in certain cases you 'have to' use a shipping agent to get your vehicle off the wharf.

I expect there will 'always' be room on the container for a single bike, even if we get the company of another vehicle, as most will be under 6 meters in length.

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