Originally Posted by astrofil
I`m traveling to Panama in May next year. Once I will get there I would like to ship the bike back to NJ, USA. Has somebody done it yet? Any shipping companies to contact with?
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BMW MOA - View Single Post - Motorcycle Air Transport to Europe
based in Panama
Shipper Contact person email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shipper Tel 223-1144 Fax 264-2301
Note if the bike is leaving Panama it will be shipped by Fed X so check with Fed X first to see if they ship to Panama with Servicarga as the recipient. You will have to crate your bike for the journey, and prepare your bike from disconnecting battery cables to little or no gas onboard etc etc which is up to the shipper.
Your shipping crate in Panama could be sold to a traveler shipping north so when you are checking out see if someone is checking in or establish a contact and help someone out.
they ship many bikes over the Darien Gap but also ship bikes other places.
Antonio Cabazas' bike shop is located in the financial district in Panama City. He was also the President of the APM (Association of Panamanian Motorcyclists). Antonio has contacts to get anything done and helps getting one out of tough situations. Contact Info:
N8 59.557 W79 31.292
email for Antonio Cabatony@cableonda.net
Casa De Carmen is a great hostel five doors down from Antiono's shop. This hostel has all the amenities for overlanders.
Casa De Carmen
N8 59.603 W79 31.258
Telephone: +507 263 4366
BMW Panama City - Bavarian Motors
Address: Edificio BMW Calle 50 y 65
N8 59.385 W79 30.715
If in the dealership and you need a great English speaker go the car section and ask for Armando. He helps travelers and loves motorcycles.
Their Chief Mechanic Luis is very helpful.
Luis' work phone +507 301 5400
[no personal experience] Local info provided by friends that were there within a year or so.