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zudoo

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Shipping costs
« on: September 05, 2010, 01:11:40 PM »
Could anyone give me a rouph idea on the costs involved to ship a 20" or 40" container from LA to Bris, looking at bringing in a boat or two and fill the rest of the container space with parts for my caddy and Jeep.
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Re: Shipping costs
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 06:27:50 PM »
I would guess a 20 would be about 2500  and a 40 would be about 3200.  You would need to find someone in LA to load the container and take it to the ship.
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010, 07:33:13 PM »
I would tell you what mine cost, but it would shock you.

Empty Container on a truck from New York Port to Auburn - 250 miles.
Load and back to New York Port - 250 miles,
Ship to Australia - from East Coast of USA, via Panama Canal
Transship from Sydney to Hobart, via Bell Bay and Rail North to South in Tasmania.

Had to ship to Hobart so I didn't have to pay many thousands of Dollars in accommodation and Bass Strait ferrying of 2 cars, one boat on a trailer, and 3 tons of loose parts after unloading on the mainland.

Bruce. >:D 
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Re: Shipping costs
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2010, 09:21:37 PM »
I would guess a 20 would be about 2500  and a 40 would be about 3200.  You would need to find someone in LA to load the container and take it to the ship.

Have a mate in San Diego that can help me out.

I would tell you what mine cost, but it would shock you.

Empty Container on a truck from New York Port to Auburn - 250 miles.
Load and back to New York Port - 250 miles,
Ship to Australia - from East Coast of USA, via Panama Canal
Transship from Sydney to Hobart, via Bell Bay and Rail North to South in Tasmania.

Had to ship to Hobart so I didn't have to pay many thousands of Dollars in accommodation and Bass Strait ferrying of 2 cars, one boat on a trailer, and 3 tons of loose parts after unloading on the mainland.

Bruce. >:D 
                   
Sounds complicated and expensive!

Got an instant online quote of $3500USD for 20" and $4300 for the 40"

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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2010, 10:12:41 PM »
Yes  but I am sure that is for their depot and them loading etc etc when I say 2500  I mean  You are the shipper  the online quote you got has the company profit built in.Now if you are the shipper  its  your container.
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Offline Bruce Reynolds

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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2010, 11:48:18 PM »
My containerising was reasonably expensive, but I would have hated to have to pay someone to load it for me.

It took my mate and myself 26 hours to load the container, working non-stop, from 6am till 8am the next morning.   Would have taken less time if the Tilt Tray hadn't burst a hydraulic hose, or the Fork Lift ran out of LP Gas at 4 in the morning, but that is another story.

Bruce. >:D
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