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Ro ro boat from South Africa to UK?

Hi, all. I have seen here some good info about ro ro boats from UK to ZA, but I want to do the inverse way, shipping on a ro ro a bike from Cape Town (or Durban or Port Elizabeth) to UK. The closer to Plymouth, the better.

Has anyone shipped recentely a bike on a ro ro from ZA to UK?

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Dear Miquel

Due to bad experiences in the past with ro ro shipment where we found that we had so many damages and theft of car and motorbike accessories, we made a corporate decision to no longer use this method of shipping.

It is not necessary for a crate when shipping in a shared container as the bike gets rigged down to the floor of the container with nothing on top or around the bike. This space has been allowed for in our quote.

Thank you and kind regards

Johan Kruger

BritanniaAidan K. Movers South Africa
Unit 1-3, 65 Killarney Avenue, Killarney Gardens, 7441
P.O.Box 36836, Chempet, 7442, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)21 556 9448 Fax: +27 (0)21 556 4483
Mobile: +27 (0)83 457 2482
Email: removal (at) britannia.co.za
UK: www.britannia-movers.co.uk
SA: www.britannia.co.za
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Hi, this is the total info. When I do the shipment, I will tell how it is.


Dear Miquel

The shipment takes 6-8 weeks from our depot Cape Town. To depot Croydon.

The vessel docs at Tilbury and the container is then taken to our Croydon depot.

Once the container is loaded and the ship has sailed I can give you the actual dates.

Thank you and kind regards

Ryan Kruger
General Manager
BritanniaAidan K. Movers South Africa


Dear Miquel

Our rate for shipping your motorbike from our warehouse, Cape Town to
residence Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom in a shared container is R7,407.00
excluding a crate, any customs duty or taxes, customs examination or x-ray,
port rent and demurrage, storage, re-delivery ex storage, parking fees and
insurance.

USD = R7.60

GBP = R11.46

INCLUDED IN THE REMOVAL COST:
• Loading of motorbike into container.
• Transportation to Port.
• Export Documentation.
• Cargo Dues (Port Tax in Cape Town).
• Ocean Freight.
• Customs clearance at destination.
• One direct delivery.


EXCLUDED:
• Customs' clearance of commercial cargo, taxes or subject to informal or
formal entry procedures
• Customs' entry fees for commercial cargo, formal or informal entries, bond
fees, duties and taxes.
• Examination fees as required by Customs and/or any other agency. Such
charges will be pro-rated and charged to the consignee(s) along with an
administration fee.
• Pier demurrage (storage of container) and per diem fees (detention of
container).
• Long carry fees. Such charges occur when the distance from the delivery
truck and residence door is greater than 75 feet.
• Insurance
• Delivery to islands except where access is by a bridge without having
commercial truck weight or size restrictions nor tolls.
• Delivery to a rural or remote residence having gravel, dirt or any other
surface material not suitable to support a commercial truck without causing
damage to the truck or posing a risk to the delivery crew. Such a
determination will be at our sole discretion.
• Parking permits, parking tickets or any other fee related to parking the
delivery truck to effect the delivery to residence door. If no legal parking
is available in the immediate vicinity of client's residence then additional
fees for long carry fees or shuttle service may be required and will be
charged to consignee.


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Hi, all. I have seen here some good info about ro ro boats from UK to ZA, but I want to do the inverse way, shipping on a ro ro a bike from Cape Town (or Durban or Port Elizabeth) to UK. The closer to Plymouth, the better.

Has anyone shipped recentely a bike on a ro ro from ZA to UK?

Thanks.
Hi Miguel, try Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics - worldwide ocean transport, inland services, supply chain solutions, terminal services you can put your moto on in Durban, Pt. Elizabeth or Cape Town and pick it up in Southampton which is about 5hrs (I think) easy riding from Plymouth and Brittany Ferries and there is also a car ferry goes from Plymouth to Bilbao. I have used WW lots of times and they have a fantastic well deserved reputation for safeguarding bikes. No crates, no disconnecting anything and a tankfull of cheap fuel. As to present day costs I'm not sure but debbie.latue at 2wglobal.com at the Southampton end will I am sure help out if the ZA end are not forthcoming. I used the Durban - Zeebrugge route about 4 years ago and it was excellent and the same price as Durban - Southampton. Ride safe.
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Thanks, Mike, I have just asked WW about the shipment.
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Hi all, finally I shipped the bike from Port Elizabeth to Vigo in the west north Spain with Wilhemsen (As Maja recomended).

There is straight ro-ro boat between the two ports. Its name is Morning Cello. Costs are below and contact guy who organizes. I just have to give him the temporary permit of import from ZA customs (even expired) and a digital copy of my passport and loogbook.

From Vigo you can ride in one day to Santander and take ferry to Plymouth.

The travel takes 15 days. I will go to Vigo tomorrow to take the bike from the port authorities. I will tell how it is dealing with the Spanish customs.

Hope this info could be useful for any other mate.

Norman Naidu
Freight Co-Ordinator
Wilhelmsen Ships Service

E-mail : Norman.Naidu (AT) wilhelmsen.com
Web : www.wilhelmsen( dot) com/shipsservice

Herewith costs for export of motor bike ex: P.E.
1) Shipping = R 750.00
2) Cargo Dues = R 510.00
3 Customs Exam = R 1200.00
4) C & F Agency = R 1500.00
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Totally amount paid in Vigo for port fees and custom works: 230 euros.

Everything Ok, see here the bike in Spain:

lifetime motorbike trip (by segments)
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Oh, about the costs, I forgot to say that the Sea Freight is 805 USD, plus BAF Tax, 23%, 185,15 USD.

Landing fee: 191, 33, Rands, plus Vat (14%) 26,79.

All around 1500 euros.

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