Seeking Leads: Hamburg - Uruguay consolidated. CHEAP!
Hi I have purchased a vintage BMW R80ST and it is a keeper.
So I would like to ship it back to South America.
Now, I have learned by experience to avoid landing in Argentina at all costs.
I have done the Brazil number by Ro-Ro and it is a bit of a pain in the butt, so I would like to try Uruguay by box, consolidated cargo.
Now, if I google some keyboards the results are mind boggling. Lotsa bullshit for outrageous quotes, so I aim in here to separate the wheat from the chaff.
I have a Ro-Ro quote for USD $1600. That is an outrage. So evidently above that a no go.
I aim to ship consolidated for USD $700. I can do my box and papers, put as much time and effort as I would be allowed and are capable of doing.
Does anyone know companies here in Hamburg or Europe to deal with? Specialized motocycle transporters are by nature expensive! They will take a standard shipping quote and make a 100% profit on it. I intend to skip the middlemen.
I am prepared to travel.
This will be my fourth shipment of a motorcycle, I have done it twice by sea and once by air, so I know the basics, can do the paper and the work and also know the prices involved. It is tapping with the people that are geared to do the specific shipment that is the hard part, everyone wants a piece of your dollars and putting a bike on a box and sending it places is no real mystery.
Look forward to replies, hopefully with revealing info.
- Amazing how many people who call themselves professionals are not professional at all