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Shipping 4WD from Nothern India to Thailand

Hi there,

We were originally going to spend maybe 6 months in India, but due to a number of circumstances we are now thinking we will only spend a brief month in India, before moving onto Thailand for a longer period.

In our initial plans we were going to ship from Cochin to Thailand as we had a good recommendation. Now that we plan to spend less time in India, this is a long was to go down, especially as we will be entering India from Pakistan and hope to head north first.

Does anyone have any recommendations of where in India to ship out of? Once we get an idea we can then plan our India route in a little more detail.

Thanks in advance


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Using search Ollie, brings this up- any good?
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Hi Bertrand - thanks for that.

Unfortunately nothing recent or relevant in that little lot. Might be worth pursuing in the long run.

Thanks annyhow


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from what I have heard and read the port in Chennay/Madras is the least likely to give you problems. However, do NOT ship to Bangkok as port officials there are corrupt. Ship to Butterworth or KL instead, should be straight forward.


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Thanks guys for the help. Looking into the details now.


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Cochin Contact

Hi Ollie,

Been following your progress and are travelling ourselves overland from London to Vietnam. We need to ship from India and was really interested to see you had a contact in Cochin. I've tried a few companies and haven't had much luck so far. Would you mind sharing the contact or any advice?


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Details I have collected

OK - Land Rover Adventures gave me these details

We have heard that it could be quicker to ship from Sydney as WA stands for wait a wait a while but Craig and George were fantastic.

roughly 1000 USD in india then 2000 AUD in australia.


Shipping from India we used George Xavier from NTA in Cochin because we were recommended by a friend who had used him before, also shipping from a smaller port was a far easier than from Chennai or Mumbai.

George knew everyone sorted everything out within 4 days, ran us around and even welcomed us by taking us out with his family. All in all it was the better choice he even took care of the back handers to get things moving with the price quoted the price we paid, this was still $1000 to $800 cheaper than the 2 big ports.

The shipping from Cochin to Fremantle was $1850 for a 20 ft container with no hidden costs including washing etc.

His details are as follows

Mr George Xavier
National Trades & Agencies
NTA Chambers
Hina House
Perumanoor Jetty Road
Willingdon Island

Tel: 3012492
e-mail: ntakochi@eth.net

In Australia we used Craig Rowan, a fantastic & well connected guy. he was able to clear the docks in 1 working week, again running us around so no need for taxis.
His invoice was $2005 AUD still good value.

Fremantle Port charges $434
Container Transport $361.30
Lo/Lo & Yard fees $165
Container unpack $165
Cleaning AQIS $177
AQIS Inspection $180.50
AQIS & Customs $90
Agency fees $250

GST $182.28

Total $2005.08

Mr Craig Rowan’s details are.

Craig Rowan
Indian Ocean Shipping Agencies
Suite 5/330 South Terrace
South Fremantle
WA 6162

Tel: 61-8-9430 6266
email: c.rowan@indianoceansa.com.au

So to ship 1 Land Rover from Kochin to Fremantle in A 20 ft Container it will cost you $3865.08. that dose not include your air fares and accommodation whilst waiting.

The duration is quoted as 26 days port to port then allow 1 week in India to sort things out & at least 2 weeks in Australia. AQIS are a nightmare so be prepared we were immaculate she couldn't find a scrap of dust but ended her well done speech with “because it is a 4X4 it will need a wash” so you will still need a was no matter how well you clean the car. Craig pulled off cleaning & releasing that same day as it just needed a spray underneath others have spent 1 to 2 weeks in a Que. for the wash downs.

And Perkins shipping in Australia gave me the following details

Perkins Shipping (Singapore) Pte Ltd
#15-02 Hub Synergy Point
70 Anson Road
Singapore 079905
Tel : +65-6222 3733
Fax : +65-6223 4380
Contact: Angie Ong
Email: angie.ong@perkins.com.sg

A. Hartrodt (Belgium) N.V.
Suikerrui 5, Bus 2 B-2000 Antwerpen
Tel : (32 3) 2024060
Fax : (32 3) 2343338
Exports : Rainer Lukaszczyk
Sven Deckers
Imports : Chantal Bertrand chantal.bertrand@hartrodt.be

Bee Seng Shipping Company
7 Block D, Sufri Complex
Km 2, Jalan Tutong
Bandar Seri Begawan BA2111
Brunei Darussalam
Tel : +673 2 220033
Fax : +673 2 221815 / 224495
Telex: BU2219 BEESENG
Contact: Chee Woei, Tan
Email : cheewoei.tan@beeseng.com

Full Speed Maritime Ltd
10/F., Tern Centre, Tower 1
237 Queen’s Road Central Hong Kong
Tel : (852) 2542 2323
Fax : (852) 2542 0101
Email: alan@fullspeed.com.hk
or rhoda@fullspeed.com.hk
Contact : Alan Lee / Rhoda Yiu

Clare Freight International (Beijing) Co Ltd., Shanghai Branch
Rm 6B, Haili Building, No. 88 Dapu Road
Shanghai, China, Post Code: 200023
Tel: 86 21 5396 4690-3/86 21 5396 4753
Fax: 86 21 5396 4565
Contact: Miss Diana Ding
(Qingdao, Dalian, Xingang, Ningbo, Shanghai, Wuhan & Nthn Ports or points)
SDV Logistics East Timor
Av. Presidente Nicolao Lobato
Bairo Dos Grillios, Dili, East Timor
Tel : +670 3322 818
Mobile: +670 723 0517
Fax : +670 3324 077
Email: r.ribeiro@sdv.com
Contact : Rafael Ribeiro
Web : SDV Logistique InternationaleÂ*: transport et prestation logistique internationale par secteur d’activité et sur mesure

A.Hartrodt France SAS
Tour des Bureaux de Rosny 2
Avenue du General de Gaulle
93118 Rosny sous Bois CEDEX
Tel: +33 1 48 94 92 92
Fax: +33 1 48 94 55 44

Contact : Heiner Mäder

General: cdg@hartrodt.fr

A. Hartrodt (GmbH & Co.)
Hogerdamm 35, 20097, Hamburg
PO Box 10 29 29, 20020 Hamburg
Tel : (49 40) 2390278
Fax : (49 40) 2390395
Import: Sebastian Perings (Re: Coffee)
Alexander Preiss(Re: General)

Marine Container Services (India) Pvt. Ltd,
18 Swami Sivananda Salai,
Chepauk, Chennai 600 005
Tel : (91) 44 2536 5636 / 6551 0511
Fax : (91) 44 2538 9197
Email : mcsmaa@seahorsegroup.co.in
Contacts :
Import : Ms Latha
Export : Ms Ravi Kiran

Marine Container Services (India) Pvt. Ltd,
71, World Trade Centre,
Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400 005
Tel : (91) 22 2218 4327 / 4073 5555
Fax : (91) 22 2218 8178
E : mcsbby@seahorsegroup.co.in
Import: Mr Achyut Pednekar
Export: Mr Shradha Bhogale

PT. Gesuri Lloyd
Gesuri Building
Jln. Tiang Bendera IV/45
Jakarta 11230, Indonesia
Tel : (62-21) 6904000
Fax : (62-21) 6912246
Contact : Mr. Ferry Manuputty
Email : ferry_manuputty@gesuri.co.id

PT. Gesuri Lloyd
Jln. Tanjung Perak Timur No. 428
Surabaya 60165
Tel : (62-31) 3291396 / 3294609
Fax : (62 31) 3292278 / 3291397
Contact : Mr. Freddy Dacunha
Mr. Hery
Email: oprgls@indosat.net.id

Intersea M.T.O S.r.l.
Piazza Galeazzo Alessi, 1
16128 Genoa Italy
Tel : (390 10) 5361.210 or 218
Fax : (390 10) 5361 324
Contact : Guido Carbone
Adriana Costa
Email : gcarbone@finsea.it

A. Hartrodt (Japan) Co., Ltd.
Akiyama Bldg 8th floor 1-22-13
Toranomon Minato-Ku
Tokyo 105-001
Tel. : (81 3) 3596 8150
Fax : (81 3) 3596 8160
Import: Aya Sasao
Export: Mr. Takashi Uyama

Eastern Shipping Co., Ltd
506, Baeknam Building,
188-3 Eulchiro 1-ka, Chung-ku
C.P.O. Box 1087
Seoul, Korea
Tel : (82) 2 777 7911
Fax : (82) 2 756 0280
Email : ops@eashco.co.kr

Eastern Shipping Co., Ltd
202, Dong-woo B/D, 76-23,
Chungang-Dong, Chung-Ku,
Busan, Korea
Tel : (82) 51 463 0511
Fax: (82) 51 463 8326
Contact: Mr H.G Choi
Email : hgchoi@eashco.co.kr
Mobile: 010-2844-3044

Harbour Agencies (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd
Wisma Harbour
Park City Commerce Square
Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi,
97000 Bintulu, Sarawak
P.O.Box 309, 97008 Bintulu
Sarawak Malaysia
TEL: ( +6086 ) 332815 / 318998
FAX: ( +6086 ) 339952
Hunting line: ( +6086 ) 333552
Email : shipping2.btu@harbour.com.my
(Branches in Miri & Sibu)

Standard Marine Agencies Sdn Bhd
Lot 26A, Jalan Kilang, Sedco Industrial Estate, Kolombong, 5 1/2 Miles, Jalan Tuaran,
88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia :
PO Box 12120, 88823 Kota Kinabalu,
Sabah, Malaysia
Tel : +60 88 436333 (Hunting Line)
Fax : +60 88 434916
Email : smasb@tm.net.my

8-01 Jalan Ros Merah 2/9 Taman
Johor Jaya 81100 Johor Bahru Darul
Ta”zim Malaysia
Tel : (60 3) 07 3543007
Fax : (60 3) 07 3517407
Email: lin@oceanborne.com.my
Contact : Lin

Harper Wira Sdn Berhad
9th Floor Bangunan Mayban Trust,
3 Penang Street 10200 Penang
Tel : (604) 262 8575 / 2629427
Fax : (604) 262 8576 / 263 5355
Mobile : +6 012 4279551
Contact : Sani
Email: sani.pen@harperwira.com.my

Harper Wira Sdn Bhd
No. 26 & 28 Jalan Cungah 42000
Port Kelang West Malaysia
Tel : (60 3) 31687201
Fax : (60 3) 31685422
Email: johana@harperwira.com.my
Contact : Johana

A. Hartrodt (Netherland) B.V.
Rietdekkerstraat 8,
2984 BM Ridderkerk
Tel : (31) 180 486222
Fax : (31) 180 414353
Contact: Monique Deurwaarder or Jan Mellema
Email: M.Deurwaarder@hartrodt.nl

SDV New Zealand Ltd
74 Richard Pearse Drive,
Airport Oaks, Auckland 1701
Tel : (64) 9 275 3223
Fax : (64) 9 275 5033
Mohammed Alfaaz m.alfaaz@sdv.com
Matthieu Serve m.serve@sdv.com
Chantell Nelisi c.nelisi@sdv.com

Sky International Inc.
10th Floor Sky Tower Center
# 68 Dasmarinas Street
Binondo, Manila Philippines
Tel : (63 2) 3098568 / 2430201-12
Fax : (63 2) 2422257/ 2422059/2422255
ludy@skyintl.com.ph or
Contact : Ludy Andres

SDV (Portugal) Transitarios, Lda
Azinhaga dos Lameiros, CPL, Edificio 9
1600-485 Lisboa
Tel: (351) 21 710 2900
Fax: (351) 21 710 2990
Contacts :
Import : Maria Jose Mendes
Export: Susana Neves

Nomad Freight Pty Ltd
Woodmead Place,
9 Stirrup Lane,
Woodmead Office Park
Van Reenans Avenue
Woodmead, 2157

Tel (switchboard): +27 11 461 1300
Tel (direct): +27 11 461 1309

Fax: +27 11 656 0068
Director: Ronald Ord rord@nomadsa.co.za
Exports: Monique Pickering
Imports: Natasha Poonen / Natasha Mitchell

A. Hartrodt España S.A.
Centro de Carga Aerea Oficina B-309
Aeropuerto de Barcelona
E-08820 El Prat de Ll. (Barcelona)
P.O. Box 2297
e-08080 Barcelona
Tel. : (+ 34) 933 789 970
Fax : (+ 34) 933 789 979
Email: hartrodtbcn@hartrodt.es
Thomas Schuldt Thomas.schuldt@hartrodt.es

Pership (Shipping) Ltd.
No. 3/1 Rajakeeya Mawatha
Colombo 07 Sri Lanka
Tel : (94 1) 12674242
Fax : (94 1) 12674309/14621360
Contact : Lalin
Email : doc.aal@pership.com
Oceanic Trading Corporation
6th Floor, No. 275 Nanking East Road,
Sec. 3 Taipei, Taiwan
Tel : (886 2) 2717 2527
Fax : (886 2) 2717 3041
Email : alan@oceanic.com.tw
Contact : Alan Jen

Ngow Hock Agency Co. Ltd
8th Floor, Panjathani Bldg.
127 Rachadapisek Road
Yannawa, Bangkok 10120 Thailand
Tel : (66 2) 2961358, 2961356
Fax : (66 2) 2961349-50
Email : sorasak@ngowhock.co.th
Contact : Mr. Sorasak Tulaphorn
& Ms. Nongluk Punnarujawong

Post Box: 52280

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ph: +971 (4) 3511344
Fax: +971 (4) 3516484
Contact: Basant Jamani

Quality Freight Services Limited
Unit 1, Peel House Taunton Street
Shipley, West Yorkshire BD18 3NA
Tel : (44) 1274 580866 / 717201
Fax : (44) 1274 580992
Contact : Steve Harris
Email : steve@qualityfreight.co.uk

Saigon Express Agency Limited
5th Floor, 37 Hoang Dieu St., Dist. 4

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel : (84) 8 3826 8850

Fax : (84) 8 3826 8851
Contact Info
Exports: Ms. Do Ngoc Minh Chau
Email: chau@seal.com.vn
Mobile: (84) 903 753663
Imports: Ms. Nguyen Thuc Nu
Email: nu@seal.com.vn
Mobile: (84) 975 446007

Hope this helps


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It's also possible to ship from Calcutta to Port Kelang, which I did for Rs 43500 in Jan 08. But you need to give them a LOT of notice. If interested let me know and I'll post the details of the co I used.
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Dear Ollie,

Thanks for the details.

Ilesmark, yes please, in case we have problems from Kochin.

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Oops - only now seen this.

Company is LCL Freight Solutions Pvt Ltd, 3, Wood Street, Park Street, Kolkata - +91 33 22813769

Contact name is Amit Bhaduri - I will PM you his email address.

Hope this helps

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Quote for Clearance at Port Kelang

I've just got a quote of MYR 2,341.00 from Jets Express for the clearance of a 4WD in a 20’ Container in Port Kelang - which works out about £430

It seems a little expensive on first look, but I dont have any other quotes to compare.

Has anyone tried any other Agents to clear a Container in Malaysia / Thailand?
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may i have as well the email address of the guy responsible for shipping...???!!!

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