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Old 20 Nov 2010
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Shipping bike VIA UPS Feight from USA to Oz

I have searched around and found some very good info but nothing that really answers my questions.


I am planning a 12-24 month trip to Oz sometime around March/April. I have an XR650R that I am looking at shipping from Denver CO to Brisbane QLD. I priced UPS Air freight at $1400 from Airport to Airport. Shipping it in 2 crates, each weighing 200lbs(it's cheaper this way)

Has anyone used UPS like this? Not sure if this will work out or not!!


Also, Carnets.......


I have been looking at the ATA Carnet site aswell as the CAA site. They just confuse me! I know I have to have a carnet for all my junk and equipment. The ATA site budgets my cost at around $600. The CAA is at $1240!!



I need help!!! ALot of help!!


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This is the quote for air freight from Denver to Brisbane: 2-150lbs crates. They kind of have you over a ring when shipping freight to Oz from USA. The crate has to weigh atleast 150# to be shipped via ups freight but the max weight to be accepted into Oz is.....150#!! I'll have to make sure they weigh exactly 150#


Quote:
Air Freight ServiceTotalShip DateExpected Delivery
to Destination* UPS Air Freight ConsolidatedSM
(Non-Guaranteed)1,230.76 USD
Hide Details Monday
11/29/201004:00 PM
Tuesday
12/07/2010
Base Transportation: 619.19 USD
Fuel Surcharge: 138.80 USD
DDP/DDU Service Fee: 35.00 USD
Dangerous Goods Surcharge: 78.00 USD
Customs Brokerage Related: Included Security Fee: 29.50 USD
Destination Document Fees: 45.73 USD
Declared/Insured Value Surcharge: 25.00 USD Misc.
Origin Fees: 52.50 USD
Misc. Destination Fees: 207.04 USD
Hold at Airport for Pickup: 0.00 USD
Total: 1,230.76 USD

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Result estimates calculated by UPS: Saturday, 11/20/2010 05:34 AM Eastern Standard Time
Pre-authorization may be required to complete pickup arrangements.
* Fuel Surcharge applied.
* Destination time is determined by terms of service and accessorials selected.


Air Freight Rate Request Details



Air Freight Rate Request Details Ship From: DENVER, CO, 80201, US Ship To: brisbane, QLD, 4000, AU Shipment Date: Monday, 11/29/2010 Payment Terms: Prepaid Declared/Insured Value: 2000 USD
Actual Weight: 300 (lbs.) Dimensional Weight: 382 (lbs.) Billable Weight: 382 (lbs.)


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Pieces Detail Quantity Dimensions / Type Weight Each 2 44 x 20 x 36 (in.) / Pallets 150 (lbs.)
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Hi,
For Australia you need only a carnet de passage wich is valid one year.No documents necessary for personal equipment.
When you start in Brisbane (I did 2 years ago with BMW1150GSA shipped in with Wallenus Wilhelmsen (Roll on roll of) be sure your bike is 100% and I mean 100% clean. check even your airfilter. This is for quarantinecontrol and they are very strict.
First of all go to customs and endorse your Carnet. Make an appointment for quarantine in same office.
When bike is cleared arrange a small truck to get your bike out of harbour. Not allowed to get in and ride out.
Transport the bike to road traffic office and get it checked.
When okay, pay roadtax. Part of this roadtax is thirdparty insurance for personal damage. When you want complete third party insurance in case of damaging someones property, you can do that in Brisbane too, but I forgot the name of the company and I am currently travelling in SE Asia. Google a bit on internet and you find it all.
Visa for Oz. I am not sure you are allowed 2 years. Normally when you under 30 you can get a one year allowance.
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Hi,
For Australia you need only a carnet de passage wich is valid one year.No documents necessary for personal equipment.
When you start in Brisbane (I did 2 years ago with BMW1150GSA shipped in with Wallenus Wilhelmsen (Roll on roll of) be sure your bike is 100% and I mean 100% clean. check even your airfilter. This is for quarantinecontrol and they are very strict.
First of all go to customs and endorse your Carnet. Make an appointment for quarantine in same office.
When bike is cleared arrange a small truck to get your bike out of harbour. Not allowed to get in and ride out.
Transport the bike to road traffic office and get it checked.
When okay, pay roadtax. Part of this roadtax is thirdparty insurance for personal damage. When you want complete third party insurance in case of damaging someones property, you can do that in Brisbane too, but I forgot the name of the company and I am currently travelling in SE Asia. Google a bit on internet and you find it all.
Visa for Oz. I am not sure you are allowed 2 years. Normally when you under 30 you can get a one year allowance.
Good luck


Thank you for the advice.

Basically, get the carnet and I wont have to pay all the import fees that UPS is trying to charge? I do not need seprate 3rd party insuance, just the insurance that comes with the road tax is ok?

A working holiday is good for a year but it can be renewed for anouth 12 months.

Thanks!
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Here is your CAA contact person in Ottawa for the Carnet


Our office is moving on December 9, 2010 to a new location. When it comes time to return your carnets to us please return them to this new address.

500-1545 Carling Avenue
Ottawa ON K1Z 8P9
Canada

My phone number and e-mail address will remain the same.

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Suzanne Danis (Mrs.)
Canadian Automobile Association
International Documentation Specialist
1145 Hunt Club Road
Suite 200
Ottawa ON K1V 0Y3 Canada
Tel: 1 613 247 0117 x 2025
Fax: 1 613 247 0118
e-mail: sdanis@national.caa.ca

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Our office is moving on December 9, 2010 to a new location. When it comes time to return your carnets to us please return them to this new address.

500-1545 Carling Avenue
Ottawa ON K1Z 8P9
Canada

My phone number and e-mail address will remain the same.

Regards


Suzanne Danis (Mrs.)
Canadian Automobile Association
International Documentation Specialist
1145 Hunt Club Road
Suite 200
Ottawa ON K1V 0Y3 Canada
Tel: 1 613 247 0117 x 2025
Fax: 1 613 247 0118
e-mail: sdanis@national.caa.ca



Wow, the agent is a member here? Nice. I actually sent you an email earlier today about the carnet. I will give you a call tomorrow, or if it is easier todo it by email, that works too. Thanks!!
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Wow, the agent is a member here? Nice. I actually sent you an email earlier today about the carnet. I will give you a call tomorrow, or if it is easier todo it by email, that works too. Thanks!!
Err, not quite - Suzanne does read the board but doesn't post - that was a quote from vagabond2 giving Suzanne's details.

Also Paul Gowen, the UK carnet guy, reads here regularly too.
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Err, not quite - Suzanne does read the board but doesn't post - that was a quote from vagabond2 giving Suzanne's details.

Also Paul Gowen, the UK carnet guy, reads here regularly too.


Oh, ok. Thanks for the heads up!
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