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Old 11-07-2012, 05:07 AM   #1
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crating Korea to New Zealand

Hi folks,

I'm a brand newbie here - please let me know if I'm posting in the wrong place.

I want to get my bike shipped from South Korea to New Zealand, and it's proving extremely difficult. Anyone done that before?

One of my main obstacles at the moment is a crate.
NZ MAF won't allow wooden crates.
Korean shipping companies don't usually (ever?) ship single motorbikes, so no-one seems to have a special steel crate-pallet here.

Real suggestions, anyone? Anyone dealt with anything like this before? Any ideas about making a crate out of plastic or particle board, etc?
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:06 AM   #2
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Not sure about NZ, but in 2008 I sent my bike by air from Indonesia to Australia using a wooden crate. Once complete, the crate had to be taken to a special fumigation treatment, that took 24hrs, and I got a certificate of this for the Oz quarantine inspection. Of course this was 4,5 years ago, so maybe wood material is not allowed any more. Their government webpages should know, how it is (google: biosecurity new zealand).

Or, you could try to contact some motorcycle dealers, and ask if they could find you a factory crate. Those are usually made of metal.

I would think NZ, like Australia, demands all vehicles be "clean as new", when they arrive, and this means no ordinary washing, but really making sure, that there is no earth material or any dirt, anywhere. I've heard of vehicles completely rejected entry to Oz because they weren't properly cleaned.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:29 AM   #3
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You can get it anyway,, I don't have any idea..sorry
I just want to say I'm from Korea and I'm planning for bike trip end of this year.
I'm at South Australia now. I'm just buy my bike at here (reliable secondhand) and I'll sell it later.
Just I choice easy way but have a big risk anyway thanks for reading :)
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