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1st experience at travelling with a bike, Need a contact to ship or airfreight from Christchurch to a port in england, any help appreciated.
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Most travellers have found that air shipment is not significantly more expensive than sea for motorbikes, and much more certain to get your bike where you need it to be when you want it there. I still have memories of shipping our motorcycle to Auckland and discovering when we arrived that the port was on strike, so it took over a week to get it on the road!

The following are air freight contacts, but the shipping companies will usually offer both air and sea options:

One of our regular travellers has had good results with the folks below, shipping from Auckland to Buenos Aires. They also ship elsewhere, so good place to start.

Stuart Elliott, Airfreight Manager
AFS Freight Management (NZ) Ltd
1st Floor 131 Montgomerie Rd Airport Oaks Auckland
0-9-916 0650

They are also in Wellington (but not in Christchurch, unfortunately):

AFS / Green Freight Wellington Ltd
cnr Kingsford Smith Street & Tirangi Road Rongotai, Wellington 0-4-387 1056

Others have used Panalpina with good results, and they also ship from NZ:

Panalpina World Transport Pty Ltd
13 Freight Pl Mangere Auckland
Phone: 0-9-275 6175

Panalpina is a European company, with a number of UK offices. The following is their head office in the UK:

Panalpina World Transport Ltd.
Panalpina House
Great South West Road
Feltham Middlesex TW14 8NU
+44 (208) 5879000

Next I would try the cargo offices of Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines in Christchurch.

I'd suggest you get at least 3 quotes, and be sure to grill them about their experience in shipping motorcycles.

Hope this helps, and when you connect please don't forget to send us the details so we can add it to our Shipping page for other travellers to use!


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Another one which sounds very promising, but cannot give any references for them:

"Excess International Movers is a specialist shipper of personal baggage, household possessions and motor vehicles worldwide. No matter how large or how small, we can collect your belongings from anywhere in New Zealand and airfreight or seafreight them to any destination you choose.

Customs clearances and delivery of your consignment to your home, office, or wherever, is easy - simply ask and we will organise it.

Excess International Movers has offices throughout New Zealand and the United Kingdom, plus a worldwide network of carefully selected overseas partners, who like ourselves are specialists in handling personal and household items."

19 Carlyle Street, PO Box 2005, Christchurch
Telephone 0-3-357 9099, Fax 0-3-357 8405
Freephone 0800-500599
Email removals@excess-bag.co.nz
Website http://www.excess-bag.co.nz

As they mention motor vehicles, I would be very interested to know how you get on with them.

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