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Shipping Large Instruments & Parts Abroad
By Julian Dyer

I have no practical experience in this whatsoever.  However, as happens
when a topic comes up, information sometimes pops itself into your life
quite unexpectedly.  In this case, at the weekend parked at the top of
our road in London was a van for UPakWeShip.com, who I'd never heard of
before.  I've just had a look at their web site.  They offer the range
of services you might expect, from excess luggage, through crates right
up to containers part-load or full.  What's useful is that they give
some prices up-front.

I now know that a 20-foot container from New York to London with them
is $3500 (under $3 per cubic foot), and that a shared container for the
same trip is about $11 per cubic foot.  In neither case is collection
or delivery included, these costs are purely the shipping.  A more
domestic service is a box 56" x 39" x 39" (50 cubic feet) collected and
delivered for $999 ($20 per cubic foot).

There are of course plenty of other such operations, many no doubt
cheaper, but anyway it's interesting to put some figures to these
services.

Julian Dyer


(Message sent Mon 27 Aug 2012, 11:05:50 GMT, from time zone GMT+0100.)

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