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Shipping Vancouver to SouthAmerica

Hi Folks,
we are planning to ship our bikes from the Westcoast of Canada to SouthAmerica. The shipping will be September/Oktober and we are looking for the cheapest way to do it. I think the easiest way should be from Vancouver to Santiago de Chile and using a containervessel would probably be less expensive.
Does anybody has some experiences in that way ? Prices ? Procedures ?
It would be nice to put the bikes in a container, instead of crating it.
Any suggestions ?
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We shipped our bike to Europe through these folks in Vancouver. MID Forwarding at World Wide Animal Travel (Don't let the name fool you.) They ship to about anywhere. They're nice to deal with and it can't hurt to ask for advice and information from them.

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Could you let me know what you found out about shipping your bikes down.
I plan on shipping out of Vancouver (told it is easier than Seattle due to security issues in the US) to Santiago in January 09 for a six week jaunt to the end of the world. Have been hunting on this site for someone who has done it or at least worked out some of the details.
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shipping to south america

Hi Road Hog
I have shipped my bike down to Santiago and if you want would be happy to talk to you. You can email me direct at ssa2@yahoo.com
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I shipped my bike from Winnipeg Canada to Santiago Chile with a company called Nippon Express. They basically shipped by bike "in bond" by truck to Miami US and then flew the bike to Santiago. Everything worked well and the bike arrived only 1 day late. Bikes are considered Dangerous Goods and I had some trouble finding a shipping company in Canada that would even agree to ship the bike. I finally had to work backwards, and contacted shipping company's in Santiago Chile to find out who their agents were in Canada.
The best deal I got for crating was to go a dealer than sells my make of bike to obtain a shipping carton. Every bike they receive from the factory comes in a shipping carton.
Enjoy South America. We sure did.
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