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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NOTE: This is not our normal view, but Google's API has somehow broken the view with a map and everything nicely laid out. We will fix it as soon as possible, but it's a very big job for us. Any Google API experts feel free to contact us! For now this will have to do, sorry.

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 Paranagua Brazil to Galveston USA - October, 2020

4/5 - Good
B&M Logistics

Responds well to email. After initial contact, Whatsapp 

Ramiro Colsani
ramiro (attt)

Vessel picked up my bike 10/13 at the port of Paranagua and is in route. 
I will fly out of Brazil 10/30 and pick it up in Galveston around 11/6 (two week window)


None. $1900 is for complete. B&M pays US broker, fees etc.

Shipment: From Dubai, UAE to Bremerhaven, Germany - July, 2020

5/5 - Excellent
Berlin Motors

Joice can be reached at +971 55 387 3710 in Dubai

Joice Delariarte

Great service at both ends.  I was alowed to oversee the packing and loading of the motor in the container at the warehouse in Dubai.  Superb job with building the palette and tying the motor down . Arrived at the receiving end without a scratch and in the original condition. Highly recommend their service.


Shipment: From Victoria, Canada to Yellowknife, Canada - June, 2020

5/5 - Excellent
Island Packing and Crating Services

phone: +1 (250) 727-2121
cell: +1 (250) 532-2121
(cell coverage is spotty at their yard, so try the landline if issues)

A small family business located in a rural area about 10 km north of downtown Victoria.  Owner Wayne is a rider himself who has crated and shipped his own bikes, and seemed to treat mine no differently.

Wayne Phillips

Price included crating and shipment.  Here's the breakdown:

  • $420 CAD -- Packing and crating of all items.  Crate dimensions were 96”L x 41”W x 66”H, custom built to hold my KTM 1190 Adventure R.  This included packing of riding gear, helmet, boots, loose windscreen and mirrors.  The crate and packing were both to a professional standard, no surprise as this is their core business.
  • $840 CAD -- Transport.  Carrier was Day & Ross, with final delivery by Grimshaw Trucking.
  • $95 CAD -- Surcharge for power tailgate truck delivery at final destination (my driveway).  This proved to be unavailable locally and, when I let Wayne know and asked whether he or I would be best to pursue it with the interline carrier, he refunded the fee immediately, without question, and took care of it.  A+.
  • Plus taxes -- 5% GST (on the total amount) + 7% BC PST (on the packing & crating amount only; PST rate was 0% at the destination, so no PST on the transport or final delivery amounts).

A pick-up service was also available (additional $150 CAD), but my brother graciously rode my bike over to their yard and dropped it off instead.

Preparation requirements were:

  • Fully drain fuel tank.
  • Disconnect battery cables and tape off the battery terminals.
  • Remove windscreen and mirrors (to reduce height of the crate).

Transit time was 9 days.  Online tracking was available from the carrier, but after a few days lag for the shipment to appear in the system, it had nearly already arrived.

As they weren't able to get the crate out of the truck down to my driveway, I ended up going over to the Grimshaw yard with a few tools, uncrating it there myself, and riding home.  I borrowed a friend's truck to haul my disassembled crate home (saved for future re-use).

I was impressed by the crate construction, the securing of the bike within, and the extreme care taken in wrapping all of my loose items inside the crate (helmet included) to protect them from damage.

This worked out to be a great solution to my moto-separation, which was stuck up against an extended Northwest Territories Covid border closure.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Wayne to crate and/or ship a motorcycle from Vancouver Island to anywhere.  Excellent communication, excellent service, and 5-star execution.


Shipment: From UK to Cape Town - March, 2020

5/5 - Excellent

Just write to Kathy or Tim Pugh, they both respond very quickly.  

Kathy Wood, Tim Pugh
Highly, highly recommend MotoFreight for your motorcycle shipping needs.  They are bikers themselves and are passionate about helping other bikers realize their own dream trips.   
I contacted them because of a posting I saw on Horizons about 2 months ago and had been working with them to get a motorcycle shipped--by ship--from the UK to Cape Town.   Every step of the way they've been incredibly responsive and a fount of information.    I really didn't have a clue how to go about this, even where to ship to and from.   They patiently answered email after email of questions.   
They can handle both air freight and shipping and will pack and store your bike on their facilities as well.    They also have good relationships with motorcycle dealers in Ireland and the UK and so can work with them if you plan to buy your bike there   (I bought mine remotely).     Also, with the people at who issue carnet de passages.  (ask to work with Sukie, she's amazing),  which is key as the carnet needs to be ready to go when the bike is shipped.  (depending if the country you go to requires one, as South Africa does)
I was just about to ship my bike last week when the world closed down.   So like everyone, I postponed my trip, plans etc.    Fortunately, the bike still hadn't been put on the ship     I asked about storing the bike at their place in UK and they told me that because of the coronavirus emergency,  they were offering free storage to people whose bikes were stranded in the UK, who'd been on bike trips there!   What an amazingly wonderful thing for them to do!    And so typical of them.
When the world gets back to normal, I recommend using MotoFreight!
approx 900

Shipment: From Bangkok, Thailand to Rotterdam, Netherlands - March, 2020

5/5 - Excellent
KPS Thailand
Nisarat Khongphetsak Schmidt
nisarat ((a}}

Good company for shipping your motorbike from Bangkok to Rotterdam.

From quote till dropping the motorbikes was 10 days (22 feb - 02 mar)
Transit time from Bangkok to Rotterdam (via Singapore) was 33 days (08 mar- 10 apr).

We shipped 2 Yamaha XT660 including luggage.

Measurements 7.00 CBM (2 crates)
Weight 500 KGS (2 crates)

Included in Bangkok:


Included in Rotterdam (already paid to KPS-Thailand):


Documents required for export customs clearance in Thailand.

* Original SCD Form (Simplified Customs Declaration) You will get once
entry to Thai border.
* Copy of temporary import permit from department of land transport (If any)
* Copy Passport/Thai Visa (If any)
* Address in Thailand and destination (Hotel address is ok)
* Copy Vehicle Registration (Need to be same name on SCD Form)
* Copy Driving License


Shipping company in Rotterdam:

Sercon Shipping BV
Goudsesingel 8-G
3011 KA Rotterdam
The Netherlands





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