My process to import bike (BMW R1200GS) from Sydney (Australia) to Christchurch (New Zealand) by airfreight (December 2013):
- I contacted several airlines (Quantas, Emirates and Air New Zealand), all of them asked me to get in touch with freight forwarder (I got recommendation for two different companies: Matzen Cargo and DB Schenker.
Due to mechanical problems with the bike I have been forced to stop for one week in southern Australia.
Luckily I got help from a fellow bike rider, Andrew, who I met in middle of Asia around one year ago!
Problem in a bike was that my rear wheel was moving sideways quite much. It was not a bearing failure as I first thought, instead it was a worn out flange (part which holds rear wheel). I guess heavy load and tough, corrugated roads took it´s toll with my bike.
In any case, bike was not in rideable condition so we towed it to a shop here in Melbourne. Continue reading
My process to import bike from Dili (Timor-Leste) to Darwin (Australia), September-October 2013:
• About a month before the trip I contacted Toll Marine Logistics via their homepage http://www.tollgroup.com/tollmarinelogistics to get a quote.
• Once I got to Dili, I contacted Lenor Castulo in Toll Dili Lenor.Castulo@tollgroup.com to discuss about the schedule.
• Toll Logistics in Dili can be found from S8° 33.581’ E125° 31.930’ Continue reading
Today at 10am I was at Toll shipping meeting AQIS officer to inspect my bike.
Bike was already moved from the container to quarantine area. Continue reading
Made it today to Australia today! New country and new continent for my list :).
Today temperature has been nice 35C ;). Continue reading