Thinking about shipping your motorcycle overseas? If you are a keen motorcyclist with a vehicle you want to take with you wherever you end up in the world, then there are ways to ship your bike to your new country.
Moving a motorcycle overseas requires a lot of planning and preparation – from researching the customs and regulations of your destination country to navigating all the logistics of actually transporting the vehicle.
At Overseas Packers & Shippers, we are international removalists with a great track record of shipping vehicles overseas – including motorcycles. This ultimate guide provides you with the knowledge and tips you need to ensure transporting your motorcycle goes smoothly to guarantee the safe and secure arrival of your vehicle.
Regulations and Compliance
Engaging with international removalists in Australia is a critical step when shipping your motorcycle overseas. Engaging with professionals who are adept at navigating the varying regulations and compliance requirements of different countries is necessary to prepare to move your vehicle.
Understanding the import regulations, which include specific emission standards and safety requirements, is important to understand fully before you move your motorcycle. These standards can dictate if your motorcycle needs modifications to be compliant in the destination country.
It’s also essential to be aware of the customs duties and taxes imposed by your destination country. This is where overseas removalists like the team at Overseas Packers & Shippers can provide valuable guidance, helping you to budget for these costs accurately. We can liaise with the relevant authorities or provide contacts to a customs broker for the most current information. Ensuring compliance with both Australian export regulations and the destination country’s import laws is key to a hassle-free shipping experience.
Shipping Method and Costs
Choosing the right shipping method can significantly impact the success of your motorcycle shipment. At Overseas Packers & Shippers, your motorcycle will get its own specific shipping crate, ensuring its safety and protection throughout its journey. While other shipping companies may offer a Roll On/Roll Off service, we believe securing the vehicle in a specifically made crate is the best way to guarantee its safety.
The overall costs, which include shipping fees, insurance, port fees, and handling charges, can vary based on the end destination.
Insurance and Protection
Insurance coverage is crucial to the protection of your motorcycle during its overseas journey. While standard vehicle insurance might provide some level of protection, it’s often insufficient for international shipping. Engaging with these companies can help you secure comprehensive insurance that covers potential damages, loss, and other risks associated with international transit.
Preparing your motorcycle correctly for international shipping is another protective measure. This includes draining fluids, disconnecting the battery, and securing any loose parts. If you are unsure about how to conduct any of these preparations yourself, then it’s recommended you hire the services of a professional mechanic. Documenting the condition of your motorcycle through photographs before shipping can aid in any potential insurance claims.
Contact Overseas Packers & Shippers
If you need help shipping your motorcycle from Australia to your new country, then trust in the experienced removalists at Overseas Packers & Shippers to guarantee the safe arrival of your vehicle. To find out more about how we can help, contact us today.