Shipping by sea from the Bay Area, CA ??!?!?
After consulting with two freight forwarding agents it appears that it is now impossible to ship bikes by sea from the Bay Area, CA. Instaead, you have to take the bike, its paperwork and its container to Los Angles and do all the worh there.
I shipped my bike in 2005 to South America from South San Francisco with no problems at all and am trying to do the same now.
Has anyone else encountered this new regulation/hassle and found a way around it (other than shipping the bike as "parts"?)
I find it hard to believe that you cant send a bike from the Bay Area, a metropolis of eight million people...
Any help would be greatly appreciated.