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shipping bike by air from the netherlands to argentina

Hi everyone out there,my plan is to take my bike to argentina in november,the plane seems a good option to me,but how do i find out about the prices?the travelagency did their best but wasn`t of much help.there must be people out there who`ve done this before,please get in contact with me,can`t wait to hear from you,can`t wait to go,cheers
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This is a little out of date as it is 10 years since I flew my bike from Montevideo to London but I remember Lufthansa were the airline of choice for flying bikes to or from South America, you might start with them.
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try ...

LuxairGroup | Corporate Site,,

We met a pilot in Valpo, who works for them and he flew his bike to Santiago

....or ask around the airlines

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Hi Cowgirl

Why flying ?

...till November, there is still plenty of time ....

Ask Martina from the Villa Kunterbunt in Valparaiso for a quote, the shipping is 4-5 weeks in a crate/container .... you can time it with your flight and if it is delayed, the Villa is the perfect place to hang loose ....

villakunterbuntvalpo@yahoo.de

Enzo & Martina are great, they get your bike out of custom, etc. ....

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you need to speak to andy and maya they have done it a few times
there web site is Adventure Sidecar - Home there is a link from there to this site and there adventures in south america (maya is dutch living in scotland)just click on the posted link it will take you to there site
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...agree with Tom-traveller,
also shipped my bike to Valpo with Martina and Enzo,
and recently back to germany.

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P.S. on my Homepage there are a lot of Pics from places in Southamerica

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Transport to Argentina

Hi cowgirl,
I'm from Holland too (Haarlem) and finding out about prices from A"dam to Bogota and from B.A. back again. I'm planning a trip in november also.
To send the bike by air will cost you around € 2000 - € 2500 one way (all inclusive), while sending by sea cargo will be around € 1000.
My best offer by air so far was from James Cargo, but too expensive for me. I'm waiting for an offer by another company.

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Tel: +44 (0)1753 687722 ext. 216
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email: James Cargo Services IATA, AATA, IPATA and DEFRA approved Cargo Agent
web: Motorcycle Shipping, Transport and Freight

I've got a few good options by sea cargo from Amsterdam or Rotterdam but keep in mind you'll have to send the bike at least 3 weeks up front. If you're interested let me know, I'll give you some adresses and prices.

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does it have to BA ? i just shiped my bike from Suriname to Rotterdam for 495 euros all in and they said that it should be about the same price to ship it back .
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Ha Cowgirl,
I'm planning to ship my bike from Rotterdam to BA Argentina in beginning of october.
Got a deal for €400, (115€/m3) then it's in the harbour of BA. http://www.damco.com/Pages/default.aspx can give you the email adres.
Deliver your bike on friday, sailing on wednesday, arrival 3 weeks later.
I contacted dakar_motos_index if they are able to get the bike into Argentina. Hope they can.
Could anyone recommend, if my first option fails, an other "broker" in Buenos Aires, who can "import" my bike?

Airtransport from Argentina to Europe seems to be cheaper, heart €1000 (in 2007), got an adress if you want.
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shipping the bike to argentina from the netherlands

Hi Rob from Haarlem,
soundz interesting,could you give me some more info/adresses on the shipping of your bike.Have you tried Peet van Dam in Rotterdam,is he as expensive as wel?2500 one way is far to expensive for me,too.but all the hassel of going to the habour day after day to get the bike out of customs and the hidden costs put me of the idea of sending the bike by ship.
Where`s Bogota?
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Hi Kenny,
i would appreciate the adress on airfreight from Argentina to Europe,is it an argentinien company?coz my travells start in holland,does that matter?What are your experiences with air/seafreight and why do you choose seafreight?isn`t is a lot of hassel to get the bike out on the other end?what about the hidden costs?is it your first time to travell to latin america/argentina?for me it is ,so i`d be happy with every information.thanks a lot,cowgirl
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Hi Cowgirl,
For me it's the first time to South America too, did send my bike to Australia but thats completely different.
Why by seafreight, air is probably way more expensive, trying to find out.
But as it seems Damco will send your bike by sea for €400, air will cost at least €1000 (300KG non-dangerous goods), at this end.
In Argentina habour could be, according to Sandra from "Dakar Motos", a max of $700 (€560) more expensive as airfreight, though I don't expect this a big difference, allthough "Dakar Motos" prefer airfreight by sea seems to be cheaper.
The hassle of getting your bike in worried me too, but Sandra from Dakar Motos reassured me, she is going to "import" the bike with me.
Harbour seems to take abit longer as airport, few days.

Been searching and found an airfreighthandler in The Netherlands,
Marco de Jonge
Airfreight Manager
Bellville Rodair International BV
Leisteen 7
2132 ME Hoofddorp
The Netherlands
Asked for an offer last monday and would get one yesterday, but till this far a empty mailbox.
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bij deze onze offerte:
vracht kosten: euro 2.55 pkg
fuel euro 0.70 pkg
secutiry euro 0.15 pkg
douane en afhandeling euro 85.00
gevaarlijke stoffen toeslag euro 250.00 (certificeren van de zending)
gevaarlijke stoffen check euro 125.00
Totaal 1480 € Nederlandse zijde
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Lady from Lufthansa told me "normal" airfreight is €3,13/KG, tough a motorbike is marked as dangerous goods and handled differently.
Maybe you could get around the "dangerous goods" part if you send your petrol tank by sea. As sparepart to "Dakar Motos" for instance.
Would still give you the advantage of "quick" import.
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Also oil etc must be removed from the motorbike to make a chance on non-dangerous goods : ( .
[/Edit]

Airfreight in Buenos Aires:
LuftHansa
Marcelo T de alvear 590 2cnd floor
Tel:+541143146996

About hidden costs, found this in an other post:
Costs on the Argentinean side:
CMA gives you a bill in US dollars [US$] which has to be paid at a bank downtown. We paid CMA the following:
- River Plate Toll US$ 90
- THC Destino US$120
- Logistics fee US$ 30.25
- Delivery Order US$ 54.45
- Total costs, including tax = US$ 294.70

At the Terminal [TRP] we paid the following in pesos. Strangely enough the bill is in US dollars, but payment can only be made in pesos!
- Verification US$ 193.60
- Cargo de seguridad US$ 9.68
- Devolucion mty importacion US$ 24.20
- Cargo manipuleo US$ 110.11
- Tasas a las cargas impo US$ 3.63 per ton US$10.89
- Total costs, including tax: US$ 348.48 = 1081 pesos.
Hope to be of help.

For how long are you going to travel and what route?
You can p.m. me
It's my first time South America too.

Cheers Kenny013
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Hey,

I’m heading towards Europe with my motorcycle, currently in Central Asia.
In late October, I’ll also be looking into shipping from Europe to South America, Argentina or Chile.
Please let me know if you are interested in sharing a container/box, and have the bikes shipped together.
Sharing a container/Box, can get things much cheaper.

With kind Regards from Almaty,
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If you get stuck at the Argentinian end, I really recommend contacting Sandra from Dakar Motos. She will do all the "fixing" and make it all go smooth for a very reasonable price. Shes WAY cheaper than the office based agents and twice as honest and friendly.
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thanks thomas and carlio!!!

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Hi Cowgirl

Why flying ?

...till November, there is still plenty of time ....

Ask Martina from the Villa Kunterbunt in Valparaiso for a quote, the shipping is 4-5 weeks in a crate/container .... you can time it with your flight and if it is delayed, the Villa is the perfect place to hang loose ....

villakunterbuntvalpo@yahoo.de

Enzo & Martina are great, they get your bike out of custom, etc. ....

More Good Luck
Thomas
hello cowgirl,

just give it a try and contact me!

would be glad to help,

greetings to holand

cheers

martina & family
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