From my experience in 2006 :
A shared container (3 motorcycles) cost 400 Euros per motorcycle + 300 Euros clearance fees from Portugal to Argentina. It took a few days in Portugal and a whole week in B.AS for papers. A one way ticket to B.As taken one month before cost 600 Euros. The most unpleasant part was the stress to deal with the argentine administration (very uncooperative).
So roughly the cost was 1300 Euros traveller + vehicule + 30 Euros/day x 15 days for the time dealing with papers. About 1800 Euros.
From what I read going on a boat would have cost 1900 Euros+300 for the motorcycle : 2200 Euros.
From that experience, costs are fairly similar (about 2000 EUros). The choice was more between spending one month in a boat and dealing with the boredom or shipping in cargo and dealing with the administrative stress.
Last edited by Vorteks; 11 Jul 2009 at 23:01.