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Old 05-12-2013, 08:34 AM   #71
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Shipping

From New York area.......... ocean is $1K delivered from Bremenhaven to Heidelberg which is not too far from the start. We'd be using Scuhmacher shipping which is RO - RO. No crating. The delivery from Bremenhaven is actually more than the shipping from NY! But the advantage is huge convenience and Stefan Knopf takes care of all the customs crap which I've heard from multiple sources is worth avoiding in Bremenhaven. His place is also a B&B.
Disadvantage is you're bikeless for a month and a half.
Return, last year was $2300 from Paris to NY by air. That's including a 500 euro crate. Problem is nothing comes into NY uncrated. Flew direct on Air France. That's better than I did for myself! I had a layover in Amsterdam. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics can handle the return from Zeebrugge, Belgium for$900 also Ro-Ro. You have to figure fuel and train back to Paris is going to set you back another $120.

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