Air freight

Global air freight solutions.

Providing global coverage on all continents, catering for niche service needed by global overlanding motorcycle and 4x4 community.

When you are in rush you need to freight your motorcycle by air. It is more costly than shipping it in a container by sea, but you can be certain that your vehicle will get there on time. The best solution is to pack your motorcycle or ATV into a crate. Beside the fact that you minimize possibility of damage during the transport process, you are going to get a better rate since air carriers charge more for loose cargo. When shipping your cargo in a crate, air carriers count volume in m3 and determine the rate based on chargeable weight. 

In a case that you are shipping an uncrated motorcycle, and if a motorcycle fits on the lower deck, the air carrier will charge a so called “positional weight” (up to 1,510 kg – even if the actual weight of your motorcycle is 230 kg). 

Our teams of experienced partner logistic companies will prepare motorcycles for transport. They will put the motorcycle on a pallet, strap it tight and secure all wheels so the motorcycle cannot move in any direction. Same apllies to cars or 4x4 vehicles when shipped by air in a container. Motorcycles will not be mounted on their side stand or center stand as it can close or slip under the handling or transporting of the crate and cause the damage to the motorcyle inside the crate.

When shipping by air, motorcycles are handled as dangerous goods under the class UN3166, so DG documentation has to be prepared by the freight forwarder.

The process of preparing the paperwork for export is the same as shipping any self-propelled vehicle by any other type of transport except for the necessity of issuing a DG declaration. Any motor vehicle defined as self-propelled such as an automobile, truck, tractor, bus, motorcycle, ATV, motor home, requires an original certificate of title or for new vehicles, a Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO/MCO).

The Original Bill of Sale has to clearly show the year, make & model, and the vehicle’s Serial Number or VIN (Vehicle’s Identification Number). The Provided Bill of Sale has to show that vehicle has been paid in full, and has to be notarized by a Notary.

The original of the above mentioned document must be presented to Customs at the airport of departure before the departure. Customs need to verify the documents and approve export prior to shipment. Once the documents have been verified, they will be returned to the freight forwarder and ultimately to the shipper.

The basic rule that applies to vehicles is that the gas tank should be almost empty (not more than 1⁄4 of tank), and battery (batteries) terminals should be disconnected.

For more info:

+ 385 1 5801 990

+ 385 91 4311 076

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