Toll Perkins Shipping East Timor 5th October 2012
For those interested in shipping to or from Darwin to Dili, Timor Leste.
I recently shipped from Darwin to Dili using Toll Perkins Shipping from Darwin to Dili.
Found it a very easy process.
Got a rough shipping schedule that can change dates as with most shipping ,off their shipping internet site.
Went to the Toll office where the Girls instructed me to firstly get my Carne stamped at the customs office near downtown Darwin which just involved ringing the bell at the Customs house counter where a person came out of the back office to outside where they checked my Motorcycle numbers and then stamped my Carne. No lines of people if they ever had a line there.
Returned to the Toll office where the girls asked me take the motorcycle around too the shipping shed where a guy took some basic measurements and left my bike there.
Back to office with measurement,s and they worked out the price.
They have a standard price of A$350 for bikes unless large plus fees. Mine a BMW R100 with boxes small fairing.
Paid at counter A$437 to ship to Dili.
Price can vary a little as three others also shipped on same ship.
Next bought a air ticket to Dili for two days time so more expensive as short notice A$444 with Air North.
Then waited in Dili ,East Timor.
Can be waiting at either end for a little while, stayed at YHA in Darwin was A$32 low season per night or camping A$35. Yeah not cheap.
Neither Dili really for there position , basic backpacker US$12 a night.
Ship arrived into Dili which doesn,t have the greatest infaststucture.
Got a bill of Ladeling from Dili Toll office , took that to the Dili Port Customs ( no lines, five minutes )where they stamped my Carne ,returned to toll Office where they have their own container yard behind their offices.
Paid US$56 in Fees there.
They opened the container and rolled out my bike and onto the road.
Be prepared to wait a while for ship to arrive and containers to be off loaded.
Others had slight price differences.
But so easy. No crating ,they tied down four bikes in four containers with other mixxed goods, not really packed out and if we had really been on to it maybe should have shared a container.Two others had too buy tie downs.
Presume it,s just as easy the other way.
PN the roads in Timor Leste are absolute nightmare ,partically if you go around the South coast to the Border on a road bike.Your Choice.