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Need to ship a container to the far East

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Skyfire, 5 May 2006.

  1. Skyfire

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    I have buyers for cars and computers in the far east, anyone know how to book a shipping container cheaply? :)
     
  2. danrok

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    I think your best bet would be to use a broker. They will get the best price on your behalf.

    Here's a random online example:
    http://www.shippingquotes.co.uk/index.asp
     
  3. kitten_caboodle

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    hang on ten minutes or so, my other half works for a frieght distribution company, i'll give him a shout see if he can help :)
     
  4. LeoWyatt

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    I work for a freight forwarding company and we have a department who deals with cars and you can ship the computers via FAK (Freight All Kinds).

    If you want to discuss this further, email in trust :)
     
  5. Orifice

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    Not sure what you class as cheap, but we pay £600 for a 40' container, but thats just for the container, not shipping.
     
  6. Skyfire

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    Lots of options here, thanks :).. I have saved to my favourites so if I need to book through one of you guys then I will Email in trust :)
     
  7. Magic_x_uk

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    Can i just ask,

    this is legit isn't it ? All i mean is that there are a lot of scams going around about people from Nigeria etc wanting to buy things off of people here in the UK for eg: some people do fall for it. just hope you are not one of them. YOu never get your money

    I dont mean any of that to sound rude or obvious. But wouldnt like to see a fellow OcUK ripped of.
     
  8. i know nothing

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    Call the shipping lines direct and get quotes before you deal with any agent, you'll be surprised how cheap it can be. They will also do all the paperwork, logistics as well, just like an agent would. I've used P&O in the past.
     
  9. wesley

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    mum shipped her harley davidson fat boy in a small container to USA 3 weeks before she flew out there to pick the bike up, cost her just over £1,000 :eek:
     
  10. ElRazur

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    Your mum rides a fatboy? She must be the coolest mum of all.
     
  11. wesley

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    yep and electra glide
     
  12. TDK

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    I would say its going to cost you around £3000-3500 for 40ft container. You have to load the container yourself otherwise it costs extra. It will take 3 weeks to arrive via sea.

    Try this company they were much cheaper than the rest for less than container load.

    http://www.kn-portal.com/services/sea/
     
  13. ElRazur

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    That is so cool, can i come and play with her..... :)
     
  14. DarkShadow

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    That sounds wrong on so many levels :(
     
  15. wesley

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    dont think u want to meet her boyfriend ;)
     
  16. Rotty

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    a mate shipped his jag ( and some other stuff ) to new zealand in a container , cost him about £6,000
     
  17. ElRazur

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    My girlfirend just pointed that out too. My bad, some expression in my language can be hard to interprete into english at times, i meant if i can ride with her not Play as in the play you might have in mind. :)
     
  18. ElRazur

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    No, dont wanna get shot :) I meant if she can allow me to ride with her for a day or so, you know just hang together..............