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Malaysia Kuala Lumpur to New Zealand by Air?

Does anyone have any contacts for motorcycle air shipping from KL to Auckland, New Zealand? I saw some old references to Thai Air Cargo so is that the only option and do I contact them (or other agency) for an advance quote?
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This is a really late reply so you've probably already shipped but try maskargo, Malaysian airlines. I flew mine with from kl to sydney and they had a daily flight so they'd most likely have a flight to Auckland.
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This is a really late reply so you've probably already shipped but try maskargo, Malaysian airlines. I flew mine with from kl to sydney and they had a daily flight so they'd most likely have a flight to Auckland.
Not too late. I'm in Bangkok and head to Malaysia next week. I have emailed MASKARGO but no response. How did you contact them - email or in person?
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Not too late. I'm in Bangkok and head to Malaysia next week. I have emailed MASKARGO but no response. How did you contact them - email or in person?
My experience is not very recent, but I noticed back in the day, that freight handlers do not take e-mails very seriously at all. Was rare to even get an answer. Much better to call, or even better: visit them in person at the 1st opportunity, then they´ll know that you are for real, and might consider doing something to help you out.

I sent my MC from Chennai to BKK via KL with MASKargo in early 2008. Based on that experience, I would recommend them, and at least back then, they seemed to offer good prices. Needless to say, this has not been an easy year for Malaysia Airlines, though!

But I also think you may have to get a freight agent to handle the shipping for you. At least you´ll need somebody, who is certified to issue you the Dangerous Goods-certificate. Without that paper, your MC won´t get on a plane. Also do take into account the strict biosecurity rules, where you are sending to, especially what they say about the cleanliness requirements for used vehicles, and fumigation treatment for wooden crates (if you have to use such crate).
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Thanks Pecha!!
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Just got a quote of $15,000 USD!!!! That's right - not a typo.

"delivered KLIA airport (our packing company) to arrival Auckland airport.Price includes crating, dangerous goods formalities, customs processing in Malaysia,
air freight and handling, etc.

All inclusive rate = RM 51529.50
Based on Singapore Airlines.
Crate will be trucked to Singapore and flown from there on Singapore Airlines freighter.
Trucks are not scheduled, so there may be a time lapse of a few days whilst they
consolidate sufficient cargo for the truck.

Price excludes all destination charges and insurance.

Unfortunately ex. Malaysia, the airlines charge full IATA rate for hazardous cargo, hence the price."

This can't be right?
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Just got a quote of $15,000 USD!!!! That's right - not a typo.

"delivered KLIA airport (our packing company) to arrival Auckland airport.Price includes crating, dangerous goods formalities, customs processing in Malaysia,
air freight and handling, etc.

All inclusive rate = RM 51529.50
Based on Singapore Airlines.
Crate will be trucked to Singapore and flown from there on Singapore Airlines freighter.
Trucks are not scheduled, so there may be a time lapse of a few days whilst they
consolidate sufficient cargo for the truck.

Price excludes all destination charges and insurance.

Unfortunately ex. Malaysia, the airlines charge full IATA rate for hazardous cargo, hence the price."

This can't be right?
Doesn´t appear right to me.

In early 2008, I payed about 600 euros total, to send my DL650 by air from Chennai to BKK via Kuala Lumpur. Not nearly as far as NZ, and keep in mind it was a long time ago, but 15000 USD... just no way. Even sending your bike to fly around the planet should not cost that much!

I remember a thread here maybe 1-2 years ago, where someone had sent their similar motorcycle from KL to Amsterdam by air, uncrated (strapped on a pallet), and IIRC, it had cost in the region of 1200 euros. That´s in the ballpark, or thereabouts, and the distance is comparable too (..or what actually is the direct flight time to NZ, I would guess KL-Amsterdam is about 10-12 hours)? I take this from my hat right now, but I think I would not pay more than 2000 euros for Malaysia to NZ by air.

I noticed, that the trick is to find the right freight agent, who are both willing, AND ABLE to help you out. This can make all the difference, how your shipping goes, what it costs, etc. Sorry to say, but the sum quoted here seems to implicate, that whoever it is, that you are dealing with, does not know, what they are doing. And again sorry, but I am unable to say, what would be the right place to turn to in Malaysia. Did you already try to contact MASKargo directly? Also ask them, if they know of a freight agent, who have sent vehicles by airfreight before.

(And also I don´t get it, why bring the bike to KLIA airport, from where it would be trucked to Singapore airport? – if you insist on sending from Singapore, then ride to Johor Bahru, and work from there).

Good luck, and would be interesting to hear, how it works out for you!
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Pecha, agree, ludicrous quote. The agent quoted from KL so unless something changed drastically he felt it had to go Singapore. I'm going to visit Maskargo when I get to KL and work from there.
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Just for reference: I´ve also sent my DL650 by air (using Quantas) from Bali, Indonesia to Perth, Australia in March 2008. But at least back then, the aircraft used on the direct Bali-Perth route was not large enough to fit the crate in, and there appeared to be no possibility to send uncrated, so this is why the shipment was routed Bali -> Melbourne -> Perth, and its total flight time, on two flights, was close to 10 hours. This ended up costing me about 1200 euros, thought it was a bit on the expensive side, but this was mostly because of that de-tour it had to make.
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