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Old 21 Nov 2005
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Shipping from Northern EU to Canada/US

Hi everyone!!!

I'm planning a little trip across Canada and northern US. Might make it a return trip or just one way, I'm gonna have around 2 months for the trip so it's possible to make it a return trip but on the other hand there's sooo much more nice riding to make if I don't make it a return trip.

I'm gonna attened a charity ride called Ride For Sight in Canada and try to collect some mone for research on a eye decease called Retina Rigmentosa (RP) and at the same time have a great time...

I'm looking for airshipping from northern part of Europe to Eastcoast Canada/US.

I'm stationed in Stockholm, Sweden but are willing to travel abit to find a cheap and good shipping point.

Soo far I've seen that Heathrow - Newark may be a cheap route but then I (prolly) need to steam clean it before I ship it. If that's the cheapest route I'll do it but I would prefare(sp?) to ship it from EU mainland.

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When you get to Canada make sure you do the Ride for Sight in Inuvik in June. Then you can say you road the Dempster, and crossed the Arctic Circle.
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Hi Zappa,

More direct route you do, cheaper it is. See where Air Canada flies. I know that they fly to Frankfurt, London, Paris and Southern Europe . Eagle Global Forwarding is representing them and they have good prices from here (Calgary Frankfurt)

Also, why not swap a motorcycle with a Canuk? saves you trouble

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Try them: http://www.hellmann.net/en/

They took my bike on a pallet from frankfurt to toronto. About 900 €.

Have a nice tripp

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Thanks for all reply, just got a quote from MC Express and they want $2500 for a return trip from London/Frankfurt to Newark/Toronto/and some place else....

Soo atleast I got one quote now the hunt starts...

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Yupp I'm about to hit the RFS but I'll have to pass the Inuvik RFS since I'm on a time schedule (Yupp work sucks can't be away more then 2 months...). But if I wanna ride north of the Arctic Circle I can just go 1200km straight north from where I live... But I guess I wouldn't do the Dampster in that case (The Dampster is the road upto Inuvik, right???)

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We used Air Canada Cargo to fly our bikes from Calgary to Frankfurt and then again from Heathrow back to Calgary. The cost for two bikes was $2100 to Frankfurt and $3200 back home. Couldn't have been simpler. We just dropped the bikes off at the cargo terminal a couple of days before the flight with only a little fuel in the tanks and disconnected the batteries. Done.

We didn't use any specialist shippers but it doesn't sound like it is too much cheaper compared to the quote you've got.

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Got another quote from London - Newark at £935 for what I believe is a return trip.

The it's the question if I need to steam-clean the bike or not and if US is gonna freak-out about the bird disease thing that's going on in this part of the world.

I'll come back with more details as I get them. Seen on some sites that shipping by boat only should take 16 days but the questions is which hidden costs is involved???

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hello,
I shipped my bike by roll-on roll-off ship from zeebrugge to the U.S. for 500 euro one way.
it takes 3 weeks to the west coast and there were no hidden costs. I paid the total of 11 US$ as handling fee in los angeles.
check this site:
http://www.2wglobal.com
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OK I got a quote from W-W.

From Gothenburg, Sweden to Halifax, Canada one-way US$1300...

If the return ticket has the same price then it's cheaper to fly it to Toronto... Gezzz...

And btw I couldn't deal with W-W directly but I had to use a shipper/forwarder...

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