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Those were for the bike only, but i dont think weight matters upto a certain point. With airfreight its all about volume. Whatever fits into the crate, goes.
To try some quotes out at leisure, go to ups.com and find the international frieght section and try out the various options for a given volume. you will find that you can put up to 400 pounds of extra stuff before the price quote swings up.
Good luck. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like. I go to crate the bike next weekend at Schumacher.
Originally Posted by porkandcorn
hey srileo -
were those prices you were quoted from schumacher for the bike only, or bike plus panniers, boxes, luggage, etc? did you give them a gross weight?
Join Date: Jun 2011
Shipping to Chile
Hi, we are shipping a container wih several bikes to Valrpaiso, Chile , second week of December and arriving first week of January. (out of Los Angeles).
We specialize and have done in the pass this route.
Look in ADVRider , forum LatinAmerica , under shipping section.
If you send me your email , I can send you the details.
just got the following quote back from schumacher using sea freight to valpariso, chile instead of air freight to buenos aires. this price includes ground freight from portland to their terminal in LAX, which i imagine would be similar for you.
for 2500.00 less than air freight, it is looking like i am going to be starting my adventure in valpariso. i haven't asked about shipping time yet, but that is next. i'd recommend emailing her and starting a quote.
here's the contact info for rachel, their sea freight person:
B/L: $ 7.00
Bunker: $ 12.11
Documents: $ 90.00
Inland: $425.00 Pick Up from PDX to our warehouse
Once the bike sails, it will take approximately 23 days to arrive to the final port. We will need to have the bike at least 2 weeks in advance (crating and customs clearance). Once the bike arrives to the port, it normally takes 48 hours to unload the vessel of containers.
I'm shipping a bike and sidecar out of LA to Valparaiso (Santiago) then heading over the Andes to BA. I've done this before and it's pretty smooth. This time I'm working with Gaston Etchart (the arranger) out of Florida. I have an enclosed trailer that will be leaving the Portland area for the second container and can haul a couple of extra bikes for cost. Let me know if this helps.
INFO EMAIL FROM GASTON:
Attached you will find the bases for our container shipping. Offering (2) shipments out of Los Angeles to Valparaiso, Chile, (1) in November with arrival the 2nd week of December. Another shipment the second week of December with arrival 1st week of January 2013.
The shipment is considered full loading and unloading, including prot processing on both ports. We advise to everyone interested that, you should be in Chile around the vessel arrival, 2-3 days after arrival date.
Those with arrival date problems, we are recommending to carry their own BL (Bill of Lading) and paying extra daily storage. Or, arrive with the group and clear the bikes at once.
Bikes to be loaded in L.A. on an specific date (around 7-8 days previous to departure) at a designed warehouse. Early arrival is ok but 10 days max.
Shipment is also available from Houston to Peru or Chile , either individual or using a container (4 bikes minimum).
Any question please do not hesitate to ask. Spread the word!!!!
SHPPING DATES NOV 2012, 3rd week (Arrival 2nd week DEC 2012 at Valparaiso)
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼(11) STANDARD MOTORCYCLES ￼in a 40 FT, FCL container
$ 705.00 $ 227.00 $ 120.00 Total = $ 1.052.00
DEC 2012 , 2nd week (Arrival 1st week JAN 2013 at Valparaiso)
Ocean Freight L.A- Valparaiso (Included Item 1) Chile Port and unloading – (Included on Item 2) L.A. Loading cost – strapping and securing
Each motorcycle (based on 11 MC units)
￼The above cost is based on eleven (11) motorcycles , cost to be adjusted as follows:
5-6 motorcycles total ($1250 + $440 + $120) per bike
7-8 motorcycles total ($1,150 + $350 +$120) per bike
9-10 motorcycles total ($ 850 + $250 + $120) per bike
Motorbikes + Side Car ( $1,700 + $440 + $120) on a 20 Ft Container share
( $1,500 + $350 +$120 ) on a 40 ft Container share.
Optional Insurance $150 min. or 1.00% of motorcycle value per certificate. Total Loss \One certificate among all bikes is possible. The value can be adjusted upon owner decision.
Shipping dates: Each Friday , Cut Off loading at least 7 DAYS previous to departure date. Transit time, between 15-17 days
Item 1 USA inclusions Handling fee, BL fee, Loading at warehouse, Customs processing, Pier pass, Inland Freight (L.A. City to port), Ocean freight 20 or 40ft FCL container
Item 2 - CHILE inclusions:Handling, fee, THD, TDI, Customs, Container mobilization for Customs inspection, forklift, Crew service, Gate out, Vessel Agent, Unload at port warehouse.
Extra storage or demurage charges due any eventual reason caused by bike owners delays due to documentation or late arrival is not considered on this quote.
Requested individual BL , due to owner's late arrival is subject to daily storage charges and an extra BL charge of $90
25% of Freight Cost, to secure reservation by October 15th, 2012 (on Nov 2012 shipment) 25% of Freight Cost, to secure reservation by November 15th, 2012 (on Dec. 2012 shipment) 75% Balance , 15 days in advance to departure date
We coordinate Customs and Shipping transfer on both countries.
Each motorbike rider shall be present in Santiago by the date of ship arrival or within 48 hours . If it not possible, a separate BL should be assigned and the cost for storage plus other fees are extra by own rider.
We offer full service at L.A, and Valparaiso -Chile. Also Round trip from Chile to West Coast USA , March and April 2013
RESERVATION /CONFIRMATON is advisable soon as possible
Gaston E. Etchart
14807 SW 110 Terrace Miami, Florida 33196 – U.S.A. 305-386-6076
skype: Etchart-Miami email@example.com
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