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Freight agent in cape town

Hi,

I will send my bike from france to south africa by sea, and i am looking for an agent to handle the process in cape town. Does anyone know someone or a company name to get in touch with ?
For info by i was asking 800 euros to do a marseille to cape town by sea ..hope the price will no double with custom clearance and taxes ...
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International removals I How to ship freight I Airfreight I Art & Craft shipping I Vehicle shipping
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Have you checked the HU Shipping database?

Shipping Your Bike information here:
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There's loads of info there on shipments travellers have
previously done.

Be VERY careful with shipping by sea - the arrival port charges are rarely disclosed by the company you ship with, largely because it's not their problem and they don't know - or care!



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I freighted by sea to Cape Town two years ago ( details are on the link Grant put above) and it cost several hundred US dollars to get the bike,out. It all worked fine but, as Grant says, always beware that you will have to pay at the other end. This isn't the case with flying.
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Details from friend who shipped from Cape Town at end of last year. They may help you.

Kenco Clearing
Justin Hooper
Unit C , Parc Dumont, Cnr Railway & Hoist Road, Montague Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27 21 552 6577
Fax: +27 21 552 4235
Cell: +27 83 592 6581
Skype: justin.hooper5
justin.kenco@mweb.co.za
www.kencoclearing.co.za

COSTS:
HAZARDOUS DOCUMENTATION AND STICKERS 513.00
LOAD AND SECURE / LASH AND STRAP 1,197.00
HAULGE TO LOAD DEPOT 1,254.00
CARGO DUES 1,233.02
TERMINAL HANDLING FEE 1,618.00
OCEAN FREIGHT AND BAF AND SURCHARGES 14,276.00
CTO /NAVIS FEE 114.00
HAULIER HANDOVER FEE 370.00
AGENTS RELEASE AND BILLS OF LADING 900.00
CUSTOMS DOCUMENTATION 570.00
CUSTOMS EXAM AND ATTENDANCE 570.00
FORWARDING FEE 1,824.00
EMPTY LIFTS 570.00
COMMUNICATION 182.40
DISBURSEMENT CHARGES 250.80
TOTAL DUE R 25,442.22 (Approx <$3000 USD)
paid by bank transfer so zero tax.

I know personally that charges shipping into and out of Walvis Bay doubled last time we were there.

Margaret
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Margaret, where was this shipment TO?

If you have all the details, please get your friend to enter it in the Shipping database so everyone can find it easily!

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Freight

That looks rather expensive to me.....cheaper to fly !!!

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Just realised I didn't say it was a Defender they shipped and it was to Buenos Airies ref Overland Birds

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Thanks all for infos !

I found an agent in Cape Town, Adrian from Econo Trans, he says that price will depend on things i have paid in France, between 200 and 400 euros ...

so i will have the surprise at arrival

Flight proposal was near 2000 euros, ship is for now 760 euros + agent in Cape so will see !
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Hello,

from Walvis Bay,Namibia to Hamburg you pay 1300,00Euro by ship.Ask intime in Hamburg.

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