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Anyone ship from US West Coast to Russia/Vlad ??

Via ship or air direct ??

Seems I haven't ever heard of direct to Vlad except from Alaska

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Hey Zig,

I haven't heard of any direct shipments to Vlad either. It wasn't from North America, but I did toss a couple of bikes into a container that went from Oz into the port near to Vlad. It's a hassle at that end to clear customs and hard to predict arrival time. All in all, air usually ends up being better than sea, and due to the pros and cons, the most common routing from west coast North America is to Korea by air and then by ferry to Russia.
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Me and my pal Mark (Bushman on this site) did a RTW this year from UK travelling west. We shipped from UK to Baltimore then we rode around USA and shipped from Seattle direct to Vladivostok. We had a 20 ft container. It is quite expensive but you can cut the costs by sharing a container if you can find like minded folks.

We flew to Vlad via Bejing (flew from Vancouver) and met the bikes there but you do need a good customs agent to help you clear the bikes. We used the expert services of Yuri Melnikov.

If you want a bit more info and contact details please PM me. You can get a bit of the shipping story from my blog http://strimstrum.blogspot.com

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I'd like some more info on container shipping from Vancouver - Vlad (although I am going the other way)

The most consistent reports I am getting is that you have to do Vlad - South Korea- Vancouver (or in reverse).

How did you guys organise the container shipping, tried looking through your blog but I must have missed it somehow!

Thanks
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Hi Ya The guy we ( Martin and i) used for a container from Seattle to Vladivostok was Bob Erion of Radiant global logistics phone +1 425 943 4542 and email berin.exo@radiantdelivers.com ( www.radiantdelivers.com )

Cheers and merry xmas to you all and a happy travelling new year Mark
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Thanks!!

Not quite Christmas yet though

Oh and if you don't mind me asking roughly how much was it total?



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