Just to add in the info that we've gathered so far....
One quote each for sea and air.
For a 20-foot container from Seattle to Valparaiso, $3150 (USD). However, that is Port to Port so doesn't include getting the empty container from the port to the shipping agent and then getting the full container back to the port, nor does it include getting it through customs in Seattle. And I don't know what the port fees would be on the Chilean side.
Sounds like using Baseline Forwarding out of Vancouver is a better deal, unless the container is FULL of bikes.
For air freight Seattle to Santiago, the quote is USD$2578.55. That's for a crate 42"Lx72"Wx48"H weighing 318 kg. (inches and kilos in the same quote!) However, that size crate would be charged for 397 kg, so presumable, 397 kg is really the weight limit.
We would have to deliver the crate to the facility in Seattle. The bikes would travel via LAX and MIA. 4-6 days transit time.
The lower transit time for air freight sure is nice. I don't know how different the hassles are for each mode in Chile. I've been assuming that we would probably have to hire a shipping agent in Chile to handle the port rigamarole, but I don't know about airfreight.
Anybody have input on that one?