Motorcycle Transports to Argentina - general Information
For transports to Argentina, the motorcycle must be packed in one case. Just talk to your local motorcycle dealer - they are often happy when the overpack of new vehicles can be disposed free of charge. Best try your luck at one of the dealers of Italian or Japanese manufacturers. Although many brands have already converted to returnable packing, you should give it a try! You will save hard cash if you keep your box as small as possible, e.g. by removing the front wheel.
Alternatively, packaging can take place via an enterprise in Hamburg determined by us. Please note that transportation costs are higher in this case, since – due to liability reasons - no parts of the motorcycle may be removed and thus the packaging will be more spacious.
Further package can be stowed unless hazardous substances according to aviation regulations are involved (e.g. batteries/accumulators, methylated spirits, motor oil, aerosols).
Our prices are calculated individually, so please inform us about length, width and height (please remove mirror!) as well as weight. Primarily, volume matters! The smaller the box, the cheaper the transportation costs!
Transport to Argentinien
It is possible to transport your motorcycle via air freight or via ship. Due to customs issues, Buenos Aires is the only contact point for both methods. We advise against choosing maritime transport, for further information please have a look at category „At the destination“. The approximate duration of transport will be 5 days via airplane or 4 weeks via ship.
It is possible to retrieve your ready packed transport box via truck featuring lift and pallet cart at your premises.
Due to „creativity“ of local authorities and service providers, we can only offer oneway transport. A return transport is possible from Chile or Montevideo (Uruguay). We are pleased to submit an individual offer.
At the Destination
Please contact the local representation of your airline or shipping company after your arrival. After payment of local fees, customs clearance will be effected. Now you just need to unpack your motorcycle and off you go! The approximate time duration at the airport comes to 1 day. You can leave your empty box there.
Due to developments at the Argentinian port and customs authorities, we advise against maritime transport to Argentina. Both our local agent and travellers speak of long-lasting and expensive releasing processes. This exclusively applies to maritime transport. We still offer this method of transport but we will not assume any liability for additional expenses emerging at the destination.
To our knowledge, a so-called Carnet de Passage is not mandatory for the whole of South America. For a binding information concerning final import of vehicles, please be addressed to the automobile club or the customs authorities at the destination.
Contract and Payment
When you are ready to purchase, we will prepare a forwarding contract. Please return with your signature. Billing of transport will be effected close to collection/handing over of your motorcycle, we do not charge any deposit when the contract is concluded!
As an option, we offer a transport insurance against total loss and transport damage of your motorcycle. The premium amounts to 0.95% of the vehicle value, at least € 95.00. Paint damages and oxidation are excluded, vehicles older than 9 years are insurable against total loss only. Please note that additional luggage stowed in the transport box is uninsurable. We recommend to inform yourself about a traveller´s baggage insurance. In case of damage, it must be visible from outside. Retention comes to € 500.00 per claim.
The costs are based on the height of the transport box and account for approx. € 2,200.00 plus airport charges in the amount of approx. US$ 300.00 for a standard touring enduro in case of retrieval from diverse airports in Germany to Buenos Aires. For maritime transport, please calculate approx. € 850.00 plus Argentinian port charges in the amount of approx. $ 1,500.00. The price is based on current fares and also includes present fuel and security charges as well as fees for dangerous goods besides German clearance charges. Please regard this as a rough price indication and inform us about your transport data for an exact calculation.
We hope this information has been helpful for you and we are looking forward to a feedback. Do you like to receive a detailed offer? Please inform us about measures of your box and your motorcycle as well as your planned travel time. We are pleased to submit an individual calculation free of charge.
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