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Old 9 Sep 2000
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Brasilia to Europa

Hi,

I will have to send my Beemer back from Brasilia to Lisabon in Portugal.

Anyone done this before

Erwin

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Hi Erwin,

In februari '98 my brother and I shipped our suzukis DR 600 from Santos
(near Sao Paulo) to Rotterdam, Holland. We made only a verbal agreement
about all the costes.They would sent our bikes in a container. They did,
but only our 2 bikes in one container. They made up some new "rules" for
exporting a bike. So when our bikes arrived in Holland we had to pay
about US$ 2000 for each bike instead of the more normal fee about
US$600. We paid, because we had our bikes on Carnet. And i love my
bike......
I only want to say, make very good written agreements, otherwise you can
have a lot of extra costs later.
Later after our our trip in South America we realised that no touring
organisations for organised tours ship their bikes to or from Brasilia.
I guess they know why...

Udo
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Hi Erwin ,

Another possibility would be to ship it from paranagua (Parana) with Grimaldi Lines to Europe. It is a RoRo service , so no crates needed . And they take passengers too . In `94 prices from Brasil to Genua were about 400 US for a bike and about 800 US per person .
Shipping from Brasil is quite bureaucratic . Otherwise try to get it on board of a freighter with just paying the captain and let the shipping agent drive the bike inside the port area (paperwork = zero) . Risky but I did it twice with good result (also in paranagua . I would avoid Santos . too big too much theft , too corrupt )
And the last option is to drive down to Uruguay or Argentina where it is much easier to ship from.

Marcel
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