Shipping motorcycle from Malaysia to Perth (Australia) by airplane
During my Round The World 2013 , I have to ship the bike from Indonesia to Darwin (Australia).
I found here on HU only one address of a of a forwarding agent between Bali and Darwin: P.T. Khrisna Bali International - JL. Blambangan - 9X Kuta Bali Indonesia
Ph (62) (361) 754 242 - Fax (62) (361) 756 656
but the email I sent has not received any response ( email@example.com ). :(
Does anyone have information but also other shippers between Bali and Darwin?
I do not want to fly to Perth: it is too far south to my itinerary
After I saw the difficulties of entering Indonesia with my bike, I changed my program will reach Australia (with airplane) from Malaysia to Perth.
Read the posts below.
Indo - Darwin Shipping
You might want to go to Dili, Timor to ship your bike to Darwin,
Toll Shipping TIMOR LESTE
Tel +670 332 2840
Fax +670 332 2833
2nd Floor, Landmark Plaza Offices, Dili, Timor Leste.
You can contact Rafael Ribeiro on 7230517 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Antonio Magno on 7318249 / email@example.com
New Service - East Timor & Darwin
Indonesian island-hoppingRoute/IslandCost (Rupees)FerryTime for crossingSumatra to Java (Bakau to Merak)67000 inc riderdaily, every hour1hJava to Bali
(Ketapang to Gilimanuk)
27000 inc riderdaily, every hour1hBali to Lombok
(Padangbai to Lembar)
75000 inc riderdaily, every 2 hours5hLombok to Sumbawa
(Wanasabe to Alas)80000 inc riderdaily, every 1-2 hours2hSumbawa to Flores
(Sape to Lubahanbajo)219500 inc rideronce a day8hFlores to Timor
(Aimere or Ende to Kupang)298000 inc rider from Aimere; 212000 from Ende
once a weekAimere to Ende: 6h, then another
18h from Ende to Kupang
Hope this helps,
I had already considered the possibility of flying from East Timor to Darwin (indeed, this is the hypothesis that I prefer, because the flight is shorter and because I would like to visit Timor-Leste with my motorcycle), but I was rejected because of the difficulties of reach East Timor from Java-Bali.
In fact I had already planned to go part of the way you indicated (as I posted in the topic of my RTW, especially in this part of Indonesia: map ), by ferry from Sumatra to Java and from Java to Bali.
The problems are after Bali, because even if I take the ferry from Bali to Lombok, then through Sunbawa with some difficulty on the road (remember that I drive a Gold Wing, and even if I crossed the whole of Siberia from west to east with my motorcycle, not I can do wonders on unpaved bad road), ferry to Flores, Flores through many difficulties to Ende (Flores on the streets seem worse Sunbawa), then Ende risk to wait up to a week ferry to Kupang (Timor), because , based on the information I have, the ferry between Ende and Kupang is not "once a day" (as you wrote), but it's only once a week (read here ADVrider - View Single Post - Current schedule for ferries from Flores to West-Timor?).
I can not risk losing a week to wait for a ferry. I do not allow my travel these days. I have 60 days (maximum 80) to go around the world. ;)
Hi we did the trip to ET 4 Month ago, no problem on an Africa Twin. I guess it has been done on a Goldwing several times b4. The roads have been not that bad actually. But now its rain season I guess thats maybe a differnt story.
How you got your bike to Indonesia, via Malaysia???? Would be very keen on the answer because we had a lot of trouble...
From Ende there was no Ferry for some weeks, broken... We wend to Larantuka, 3 boats a week at that time... 18h horrible boatride....
Ok then flying a Goldwing to Darwin it is !
RTW on 80 days, very cool although the airfreight of your bike to Darwin will be expensive. One thing you must do is employ some guys in Bali to detail your bike, Australian customs are very very strict especially on having all the dirt and bugs removed from your bike.
Here are some airfreight links I found.
personal effects, excess luggage or excess baggage & unaccompanied luggage from Bali to Europe, UK, Scandinavia, USA, Canada, South America, Africa and other Asian and Australasian Destinations
Sourcing Bali and Indonesian Products - Shipping Info
Bali Freight Forwarder - Bali Cargo Shipping | BALI INTERCONT CARGO
bali air freight service shipment
Customs Darwin - Regional Head Office
21 Lindsay Street
DARWIN NT 0800
Telephone: 1300 558 287
Facsimile: 08 8980 6503
GPO Box 210
DARWIN NT 0801
Get in touch once you get to Darwin,
I should add that in November in Indonesia has already begun the rainy season, but I can not get in Indonesia before the month of November, because otherwise would take the monsoon in India, nor do I get there much later, otherwise I would go in the winter in the southern hemisphere (Australia and South America).
But Larantuka the ferry arrives in Kupang or East Timor? Arriving at Kupang, again other problems to get it from there by land in East Timor
In any case, the information that I see (not only here) on the ferries between the islands of Flores to Timor are very reassuring for the times: "From Ende there was no Ferry for some weeks, broken ... We wend to Larantuka, 3 boats a week at that time ... 18h boatride .... horrible. "
About "How you got your bike to Indonesia, via Malaysia?? Would be very keen on the answer Because we had a lot of trouble ..." maybe there is a misunderstanding: I have not yet left Italy and I leave on the 10th ottbre 2013 and will arrive in Indonesia in November 2013. My travel plan is described here:
The transition from Malaysia to Indonesia should be simple: there is a ferry every day from Melaka to Dumai (Sumatra).
I MUST FIND AN AIRPLANE (MOTORCYCLE) FROM BALI TO DARWIN. :)
Now I send e-mails to 5 shippers that you specify.
For me it is important to make arrangements with shippers BEFORE I left Italy, I can not risk getting to Bali (or anywhere else for my trip) and did not find what I need, or even just lose two days to find it .
Regarding the cost, I already know it will be expensive. But such a trip not done every year. ;)
Sorry mate but since March 2012 there is no ferry that takes motorbikes fom anywhere in Malaysia to Indonesia, officially. Period. The ferry you mentioned stopped several years ago... There is one more way but I doubt that you can carry your Goldwing per hand (no crane) on board the ship I know, which took us.
There are sveral threads here in the HUBB where you can have a look, we did 42.000km around but the hardest was the 4h crossing to Indonesia. All boats are not allowed to take any more bikes into Indo. You need the Invitation Letter from IMI, the police letter by the local police "this one is debateable". Friends of us shipped fom KL to Jakarta... they had to pay more then 2000USD bribes to get their bike out of customs.
Go to the HUBB and search for Crossing to Indonesia... and read a bit. Personally I cant imagine a way to Indo with a goldwing. Just because it will not fit in my opinion the narrow step down and through the tiny door of the only boat I know. But on the other hand there are always ways, you just have to find a new one...
If you want PM your email address and I send you a PDF which gives you all directions, phone numbers etc...
l guess the only, or but best way for you could be the shipping from KL to AU. If you are so worried about dirt roads take care in Australia too. Some roads here are worth than what I saw in Indonesia...
cheers mate and good luck....
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I sent from Bali to Perth by air in February -08... but because of aircraft loading door size, the bike had to fly via Melbourne! It was done with Quantas, there was also Garuda Indonesia flying that route, but they claimed their limit per package is only 50kg. I got the feeling they just didn't want anything to do with the whole thing. My freight agent in Bali was CAS Cargo, they're specialised in sending furniture, art and so on, mine was the first bike they'd sent, and it showed. For example, they had the wrong Dangerous goods codes in use, and I told them that when I saw the paper. They still insisted it's correct ,but at the airport it turned out it wasn't, and we had to rush back to their office to redo the papers. In the end the shipping went ok, no problems at all when arriving to Oz (but remember, the bike MUST be 'clean as new', or you get lotsa trouble!)
Not sure if I could recommend CAS Cargo.. But I can check, if I still have some contact info, if you want to ask them.
BTW, as others already pointed out, you have a bigger problem getting the bike from Malaysia to Sumatra, than it might appear on the map. Back in -08, there was the commonly used onion boat route with Cakra Shipping from Penang, but I hear they now help only, when going Indo->Malaysia. There probably will be a way to do it, when you get there. But to know about that solution right now is practically impossible, because the only constant thing around there is change.
Also it is good to keep in mind, that Indonesian customs can become a real show-stopper, so it would be good to be able to use the 'more commonly' used points of entry. That would probably still be Belawan in Sumatra - but will there be transport to go there, I don't know.
Regarding the size of the Gold Wing, although impressive, the Gold Wing is less than 1 meter wide, less than many bikes 'normal' bags and less than many many motorcycle handlebars.
With regard to the dirt, I'm not sure I'm going to try them, but if I find a dirt road I don't turn the bike and go back to Italy. If I have to deal with it, I do.
Siberia 2009 and 2011
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thank for info
The bali cargo I just said that I will do a quote for the bike to Darwin.
As I wrote before, I've got news on ferry connections between Malaysia and Sumatra. There MUST be something.
you got a mail, The thing is just that I could take of my paniers, empty the tank and we had 8 people to carry the bike into the boat. It has been done with several GS 1200 but we all could take off our paniers...
The onion boat doesn´t go anymore and Mr. Lim didnt helped us at all, still a very nice guy though! And the onion boat is still going the other direction, from Malaysia to Indo is no problem at all.
Dont forget do not ship to Jakarta or Dumai, or I guess your Bike will just maybe disapear...
Get in contact with the Goldwing Club in Jakarta, lots of members which can help. To do that its a good idea to get in contact with HTML in Jakarta, look in Facebook for HOnda Tiger Mailing List and ask them... nice guys and they maybe can help you...
As things are really constantly changing it would be nice if you could give an update on how things wend...
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