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Shipping from Halifax to Ireland

I'm putting together a plan to ride from California to the East Coast and then looking at shipping my bike out of Halifax or St. Johns, New Foundland to Dublin Ireland. I'm looking at both options of either by cargo ship or by air. And seeing what my options are, any shipping companies to suggest. And any other tips that might be helpful?
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Check these three Canadian airlines, all of which provide shipping of uncrated motorcycles by air:

Air Canada, WestJet, Air Transat

Be aware, though, that you need a widebody aircraft to ship a motorcycle, and there might not be enough demand on the Halifax - UK or Ireland routes to support a widebody. If the airline only runs single aisle aircraft (737s, A320s, etc.) you will be out of luck.

The next closest airport where you can be sure of widebodies on those routes is Montreal. It's not exactly next door to Halifax, but it's not that far away - perhaps a 2 day ride.
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As PanEuropean said, there's almost certainly no widebody air cargo capacity from Halifax to Europe. I assume you intend to ship by sea, and your intention is to minimize the distance over water on your map? Send it from the easternmost port in North America to the westernmost port in Europe...

The problem is that while Halifax is definitely a major container port, Dublin kinda isn't. The major ports in Europe are the ones with easy distribution around the continent, and a port in Ireland would only reasonably serve Ireland. You are way more likely to find container space going to Rotterdam, Bremerhaven or Hamburg, than to anywhere in Ireland.

There is also the consideration that you will not be able to travel on the ship with your bike, and the ship will travel considerably slowly. You WILL need to sit around and wait for the bike to arrive.

If you have your heart set on Halifax, I would actually look into Eimskip and getting the bike sent from there to Reykjavik, where you can ride around Iceland and then take the regular Smyril Line passenger ferry from Iceland to Denmark.
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