Bunch of thanks
Absolutely precise and spot on information!
I had initially contacted Lufthansa, who directed me to a company called Jonen Freight. Their quote on my bike was 28000 ZAR (approx 2400 Euro). And that's before crating! They could however ship it to Denmark (instead of Frankfurt Germany) for 8500 ZAR (725 Euro). But this would take between 30-37 days.
Followed your "step by step" write-up and will get my bike shipped to Frankfurt for 9500 ZAR (810 Euro) on tuesday 0750. Unbelievable difference. The guy I talked to remembered you guys and was pleased that you had helped direct me, and possibly others, to this "obvious" solution. When I initially called the phone number you listed, they directed me to a company called Cape Crating, for the crating of the bike. Cape crating wanted 2500 for the crating and 500 more for delivery to the airport (its on the other side of town). But when I showed up in person, the guy I talked to said that he had a pallet in the warehouse that he would be happy to lend to me. It's only 28 kg's and limits the price even more.
So Edteamslr, you just saved me around 20000 ZAR (1706 Euro). Ok ok...maybe if I'd put a little more effort into shopping around, I'd come up with something less pricy. But your post realy lead me in the right direction. Thanks a bunch. If I ever run into you,
s will definately be on me.