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Old 21 Oct 2009
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From Japan (Osaka) to Australia (Perth) via AIR-FREIGHT


I am looking for AIR-Freight Shipping from Osaka, Japan, to Perth, Australia, for two (2) motorcycles on one of the following dates - November 9, November 10, or November 11.

Would love to ship the same way I did from Canada to Europe - the Airline just put the bikes in a large metal container/pod that fit into the belly of the plane. We basically road the motorcycles to the shipping department when we dropped them off in Canada and rode them away when we reached Europe - no difficult crating to deal with. We are hoping to do the same from Japan to Australia. Does anyone know of anything out there. At the moment I have had little luck.

Here are the technical details of both motorcycles.

BMW 1200 GS (1200cc)

Length 87.0 inches (2210 mm)
Width 36.6 inches (935 mm)
Height 57.1 inches (1450 mm)
Weight 448 lbs. (203 kg)

BMW 1150 GS Adventure (1150cc)

Length 85.8 inches (2180 mm)
Width 38.6 inches (980 mm)
Height 56.5 inches (1435 mm)
Weight 511.5 pounds (232.0 kg)

Both Motorcycles are registered in The United States of America and have a current/valid "Carnet De Passages En Douane" for purposes of import/export.

Thanks for the help HUBB.
Mike of Mikes World Tour
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Old 21 Oct 2009
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Mike, hi there

I don't know whether this really helps you, but maybe you want to try the following link:

International Shipping Companies- Compare Several FREE Quotes - by OneEntry.com

or give these folks a call:

Japan * Osaka
DHL Global Forwarding Japan K.K
Osaka Branch
Ueyama Bldg. 4F 1-3, Minami-Senba
2-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0081
Tel.: 06-6271-1017 (OFR)
Tel.: 06-6271-1018 (AFR)
Fax 06-6271-1152

I guess there will be more answers coming up, at least I hope so, because time is running short as I can see.

PS: just found this e-mail address, too (DHL): : motorcycle.events@dhl.com Maybe you can get in touch with them here??

Hope this helps you a little!
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Old 22 Oct 2009
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Destination Change - From Osaka, Japan to SYDNEY, Australia


After looking at the time we have left for our trip we have changed our destination to Sydney, Australia. If you have any information for AIR-Freight Shipping information from Osaka, Japan, to Sydney, Australia, for two (2) motorcycles on one of the following dates - November 9, November 10, or November 11 - Please let us know.

Klaus: I will definatley check with DHL regarding this matter. Thank you for your help.

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I am assuming you used the search function but still couldn't find a shipper that meets your needs?

Most of this has probably been posted before, but you can try....

Mr. Izuru Takahashi
Air Sea Express Limited
3-7-4, Kyobashi, Chuo-ku,
Tokyo 104-0031
Telephone: 03 3538 6660
e-mail: izuru_takahashi <[AATT]> asej <[DDOTT]> co <[DDOTT]> jp


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Nippon Express
Osaki CN Building
5-10-10 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03 5434 0287 (Tokyo)
fax: 03 5434 0295
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