Shipments done by Travellers

The HU Shipping Database!

From THIS page, you can find details of shipments ALREADY MADE by travellers, both air and sea, so you can plan your own shipment.

For each shipment, the details include Shipping Date, Cost, Shipper Contact details and a Description of the experience, often including very detailed and extremely useful information about the requirements for crating or the paperwork involved at the destination location.

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Usage: Enter one or more of the fields, as you wish. Blank field means "all". Be sure to use correct country names, e.g. "United Kingdom" not UK or England. Unfortunately "united states" (united states of america doesn't work) gets United Kingdom as well, just work down to the bottom or last page. Not case-sensitive. Results sorted by newest first.

Shipment: From Brisbane, Australia to Madras (Chennai), India - March, 2000

CT Freight

CT Freight in Brisbane CT Freight Pty Ltd, Sydney
Tel: (2) 8337 8888, (2) 9693 1522
Fax: (2) 9693 5670
(Export/Import): (2) 9619 2335, (2) 9317 4710

Be prepared to pay baksheesh in India for a quick customs clearance (up to $100us) or you may be waiting weeks.

US$1.20 per kilo for 500 kg or over. Approx. $520 for the bike $150 for the crate.

Shipment: From Delhi, India to Bangkok, Thailand - March, 2000

Aqua Travels PVT Ltd.

Aqua Travels PVT Ltd.
1010, Arunachal Bldg,
19 Barakhamba Rd (nr Connaught Place)
New Delhi

Mr N.K. Sharma at Aeroflot Cargo Office
Phone 565-2350
Ph: 331 2553, 371 5981
Ph/Fax: 335 6414-18, 332 0155

Manager: Rajeev Bhatia

...The bike was on the same plane as him, no crating required (unlike the palaver doing it through Thai Air from Kathmandu to Bangkok), and he was charged by weight rather than by volume. I believe the price was 33 Rupees/kg, which for him worked out at about US$160.

I can't verify all these facts of course, it being second-hand and to us, redundant info (we has already done it for twice the price), but it sounds worth trying, (until us overlanders are allowed to take our bikes through Myanmar and China, that is)

$160 (35 rupee/kg, no crating required)

Shipment: From Kathmandu, Nepal to Bangkok, Thailand - March, 2000

5/5 - Excellent

EAGLE EYES EXPORT Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
tel: 977-1-256 590
fax: 977-1-252

Mr. Jeewan Dhakal

We had a great experience with Mr. Dhakal, as did Anke & Jan before us. We know of the problems that others had afterwards, but think it was out of Dhakal's hands -- he was getting all the m/c business, and his competitors were trying to hurt him.

- Crate size: 82Lx36Wx42H, or a volume weight of 339 kg/bike (= 678kg).
- $1.37/kg upto 500 kg (for 1 bike)
- $1.07/kg over 500 kg
- $0.08/kg handling.
- 4,500rupees ($68)/bike -- crating.
- 2,500rupees ($38)/bike -- svc charge.
- $220/person -- air ticket to Bangkok.

Total (with discount) was $1,365.00.

US$1,365.00 for two bikes plus passenger fares

Shipment: From London, United Kingdom to Buenos Aires, Argentina - February, 2000

Air Express International

Air Express International, London

Leaving the UK in Feb 2000,after shipping my bike a H**** XR600 (no sponsorship- no mention!!!) by sea, at a most favourable rate thru Air Express Int. in London.
I flew into Buenos Aires to await its arrival after its four weeks on the water.

The expectations which I originally had about being subjected to hassles, backhanders, heavy customs duties, carnets, etc were all blown out as I had nothing but excellent treatment from all the Argentine administration.
The Customs were so brilliant that I could not believe how accommodating they were and this was the attitude which I found with the people both in city and countryside throughout my journey in Argentina.

'a most favourable rate'

Shipment: From Cartagena, Colombia to Colon, Panama - December, 1999


Nautico-club, Cartagena, Colombia

" to get to Panama. (from Colombia) There is no ferry and no road...I found an unusual alternative: a sailing yacht.

I found a sailing yacht in the yacht club in Cartagena. The owner was in fact looking for passengers. In the clubhouse there (Nautico-club) on the notice board other travellers ask for transport. But it is better to ask the captains of the ships themselves, so you just walk along the boats. Very nice yacht harbour there. Price: the usual trip to the San Blas islands (=Panama) costs 185 dollars each person, excellent food, 5 days. That's what we paid as well.

But normally these trips don't bring you to Colon, but to an island. (the reason: they don't want to cross the border with these yachts) From there you have to pay extra for a flight to Colon/Panama City). We agreed with the captain of course to bring us to Colon, also because of the bike! First he asked 100 dollars to take the bike, later when he saw my BMW, he asked 200, we agreed for 150.

Because the wind is always coming from the Colombia side, he would not do this kind of transport the other way, too much waves. So from Cartagena to Panama it is an alternative to take a bike on a yacht. But you have to be lucky to find an owner who is willing to take you.

...The Cristobal-yacht club is where all the yacht owners go, but the Colon-yacht club (other side peninsula) is better for unloading the bike. "

Grant's comment: This is technically illegal, and unless you clear Panama Customs on landing, you may experience difficulties leaving Panama. Be clear with the captain that you will actually be going through Customs.

see Horizons Unlimited Newsletter - Dec 15/99 -

US$ 150 for bike only + US$ 185 per person incl. food


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