|01-11-2014, 10:20 AM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Out in the country
US to Europe shipping with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
I'm looking to ship my bike from east coast USA to Europe this summer (2014) and have been contacting all kinds of shippers. The two choices are air freight cargo and sea cargo. While I'd like to ship air freight, it's just too damn expensive for me (lowest cost I've found so far is just over $2k). On the other hand, I've received quotes from multiple shippers for less than $1k to a little over $2k for sea cargo.
Right now my best option (with regard to: price, shipping pick up & drop off location, timing, etc...) looks like 2wGlobal, Wallenius Wilhemlsen Logistics. Has anyone ever used their services to ship their bike, car, etc...?
Also, if you have suggestions of other shippers I should check in with that you yourself have used with good results, please post up.
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|01-11-2014, 10:33 AM||#2|
Joined: Nov 2007
Dont know where you are planning to ship to. But let me know if I can help in any way.
Even recieving or storing bike, repairs, a place to stay or what ever.
My dad has shipped 2 bikes from the US to europe.. I will ask who he used.
Feel free to ask, I might even have a cold one ready if you end up in denmark
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|01-12-2014, 07:26 AM||#3|
Joined: Jan 2014
Location: El Paso
These guys were advertising cars to the US from Germany for $1200 just a couple years ago when I was there. The ads were in all the American Military publications and flyers in all the military towns.
Can't hurt to call them up.
On a humorous note, if you watch the slide show on their homepage, you will see one of the shippers they subcontract out to is Wallenius Wilhelmsen.
|01-16-2014, 04:58 PM||#4|
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: New York and Floridoodie
I use Knopf http://www.knopftours.com/Web-Site/Hello.html
He ships a container full of bikes from Florida (Orlando) to Germany (Heidelberg) and back every year. Prices and schedule are on his website.
I was happy with his service. Takes about a month by sea. He has a great facility over in Heidelberg to store bikes reasonably too, and a great bed and breakfast service too. Fly into Frankfurt, 1 hour van ride to his place, bike waiting for you cleaned and charged. Stay over 1 night to fight jet lag and ride out next morning after a nice breakfast. He lives on site with his family, who are great.
He also services Seattle and Vancouver to Germany.
Stefan is a great guy, and can arrange insurance for bike and you too. He is a great resource for advice riding in Europe, there are books and maps to peruse in his lounge.
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