From Sydney, Australia to Santiago, Chile - January, 2016

Route
Shipment From: 
Sydney, Australia
Shipment To: 
Santiago, Chile
Shipper details
Contact person name: 
Ivan Smojko
Company name: 
Bikes Abroad
Contact person email: 
enqu...@bikesabroad.com.au
Contact details: 

Unit 10/42 Global Drive
Tullamarine Vic 3043

0466 965 460 - Ivan
0429 494 401 - Brent

Fax: 03 9310 5315

Travellers Impressions of the shipper
Recommended?: 
Yes
Rating: 
5/5 - Excellent
Information about this Shipment
Shipping Method: 
Air
Shipping date: 
January, 2016
Cost Paid at Start (US $): 
2423.74
Cost Paid at Destination (US $): 
144.66
Comments: 

Ivan instructed me to deliver the bike to an address in Sydney, where the BMW 1200GS was "Purged" of fuel, boxed and sent to the airport.I transferred the funds into Bikes Abroad's bank account and got on my flight to Santiago, Chile. On arrival in Santiago, i went to the airline, got my waybill, went to the freight depot, paid 43,560CP, was directed to Customs for my Temporary Vehicle Import Permit. (Just show them your ownership papers, and they print off a Titulo De Importacion, Free service). Go back to the freight depot, pay 53,746CP, They fork your bike out onto the loadout area, unpack the bike, reconnect your battery, pour in a little fuel, and ride away. The process took three hours, was all within 300 meters of the international terminal. Painless. You can save a few dollars by boxing and freighting the bike to the airport yourself, but really, pay the money and its hassle free. I have had some awful freighting experiences, this wasn't cheap, but find yourself in a foreign country with problems and you will quickly see the value of Ivan's service.



 

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