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Shipping Honda C90 from UK to Halifax Nova Scotia or St Johns Newfoundland

Anyone recommend the cheapest way to ship myself and my 'ultimate overland tourer' Honda C90 from the UK to either Halifax or St Johns?

Having worked in Halifax for several months and lived in the big tower block overlooking the docks, a few years back, seem to remember lots of ro-ro ships and cruiseliners coming in and out of the port.

Also any recommendations for bike insurance for Canada and the US?

Cheers for any help.

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You can try Freight Forwarding by Phoenix International Freight Forwarding UK they did us a much better price than James Cargo for air frieght to Vancouver.
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Anyone recommend the cheapest way to ship myself and my 'ultimate overland tourer' Honda C90 from the UK to either Halifax or St Johns?

Having worked in Halifax for several months and lived in the big tower block overlooking the docks, a few years back, seem to remember lots of ro-ro ships and cruiseliners coming in and out of the port.

Also any recommendations for bike insurance for Canada and the US?

Cheers for any help.
Walenous, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics - worldwide ocean transport, inland services, supply chain solutions, terminal services , is the way to go.

RoRo from Southampton or Liverpool. Takes about 7 days and cost £700 for a Pegaso 660 in May this year.

Have a look at the "shipping" section, I think I put it on there.
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There are some more shippers in the UK. But with WW was very easy and it took about half an our in halifax to arrange the paperwork and they where very helpfull. Once paperwork downtown is done its only 10 min to get your bike out of the docks
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I'm geussing you can't go on the ship with the bike and have to fly in to Halifax?
I'm just thinking didn't Sam Manicon travel from South Africa to South America on a cruise ship once and take his bike as luggage, and the cost was fairly reasonable? Think I read in one of his books/articles.
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Transporting your bike by roll on/roll of means empty panniers. No hussle with crates. So if you transport to halifax, try to find a airline with double luggage possibilties. My cheapest and shortest flight from the netherlands was with iceland air, including 2x 23k kg luggage.
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Transporting your bike by roll on/roll of means empty panniers. No hussle with crates. So if you transport to halifax, try to find a airline with double luggage possibilties. My cheapest and shortest flight from the netherlands was with iceland air, including 2x 23k kg luggage.
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They are not that strict over the empty panniers, we shipped 2 bikes with camping gear and clothes etc in the panniers by prior agreement. I gathered it was more important that you did not have anything external to the bike that can be removed easily.

The customs check as we entered the Liverpool port was straight forward, they looked, they saw camping gear, they waved us on.

In Halifax there was no inspection while we were picking up the bikes, the panniers were locked the whole time.

So, helmets and riding gear were worn onto the plane.
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In bremerhaven they told me i needed to unlock the panniers, so customs can check them. So i had to carry my campinggear into by air. Halifax boarding was very easy, go to the autoport office, give them your key's and all done. From bremerhaven this year is was about 1300 euro incl insurance on board, from the UK ???
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In bremerhaven they told me i needed to unlock the panniers, so customs can check them. So i had to carry my campinggear into by air. Halifax boarding was very easy, go to the autoport office, give them your key's and all done. From bremerhaven this year is was about 1300 euro incl insurance on board, from the UK ???
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Different ports, different rules. That is what they told me at first, I persisted, mainly because they said "nothing attached to the bike". They then agreed the panniers were OK :-)

I then asked about tools and spares, they then agreed that was OK in the panniers. The camping gear was "take your chance with the customs check". The customs guy at the port was fine, I told him about the tent etc before opening the pannier, he was only concerned about cooking equipment (gas/petrol stoves).

The point I am trying to make is that it is worth while asking, checking and trying. If they won't accept the camping gear at the port, take it out and take it on the plane.

From experience these things do not weigh too much and are easily repacked for flying, a PITA but doable.
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