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Sea freight from Calcutta

yes, I've heard and read the horror stories, but is it still feasable?

Airfreighting my bike from Kathmandu to Auckland New Zealand is going to cost $2000.

Calcutta is 1000kms away. Does anyone know of any agents where I can get a sea freight price from in Calcutta?

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also does anyone know of airfright agents in Delhi? Wondering if airfreight to NZ is any cheaper from India?

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yes, I've heard and read the horror stories, but is it still feasable?

Airfreighting my bike from Kathmandu to Auckland New Zealand is going to cost $2000.

Calcutta is 1000kms away. Does anyone know of any agents where I can get a sea freight price from in Calcutta?

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Here it is!
try to get in touch with them. i've managed to fly my bike from kolkata to bangkok (using Thai Cargo) with this firm:
Gati international
contact person: Uttam Banerjee +91 99039 74171
mail: intl underscore cour underscore dept underscore ccu at gati dot com
i've paid something about 600 euro (january 2011) for the whole thing (was a 2,31 cubic meters and plus 500 kgs crate)
they were never been involved in shipping bike abroad before i step into their office. it takes me few days to put clearly in their mind what to do and how to do it, but it has worked out...
hope this helps you.

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I flew my bike from Delhi to Bangkok with Cathay last week. Costs per kg are 60 Rupees plus all the usual fees. Shipping company is called Cargo Planners.
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Airfreighting my bike from Kathmandu to Auckland New Zealand is going to cost $2000.

Calcutta is 1000kms away.
No personal experience, though I've shipped by air from Chennai. 2000 US from Nepal to NZ sounds about right for airfreight. Beware the costs at the receiving end though, especially when using seafreight! And I thought Delhi & Mumbai traffic was quite bad, but everyone said Calcutta is the worst of all... really not so sure, if I'd like to arrange shipping from there, as you'll find yourself needing to go here and there around the city all the time! But if you want to take it as an experience, then why not....
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