Whether terminal to terminal or door to door:
• The condition of the motorcycle before shipment is significant, especially when older. Vulnerable finish is key to the motorcycles value.
• The shipping of motorcycles is complicated by the heavy weight balanced on narrow tires. It is unlike upright piano's or gun safes perched on stable footing. All have a high center of gravity. Further motorcycles don't have flat sides that distribute their weight. It is a serious complication when you consider shipping by ocean vessel can see 10 to 20 degree tilts in cargo. The reason there are not many motorcycle shipping companies is the lot of work to crate making them costly to ship internationally compared to potentially low cost to sell and buy new at the destination.
• Motorcycles moved locally or even long distance can be blocked to fix in location. Strapping motorcycle to the floor or wall with stretch resistant harnesses firmly holds them. When shipping internationally two added factors come into consideration. The added time, motion and vibration produces more damage as a result of rubbing ans shifting. International shipping costs are based on weight, the use of cubic space and the time needed to safely move possessions between shipment methods, customs and delivery. Crating the motorcycle helps shipping and handling. Crating the motorcycle in a metal frame is both more solid and reusable, particularly if repatriation back to Canada is a consideration.
Since 1891, Bekins has focused on providing staff that are experienced, trained and background checked. Hiring the best most experienced members of the moving and storage industry together with providing extensive staff training builds the specialized abilities shipping classic cars can require.
Experience plus ongoing training have made Bekins the best choice for international moving.
Enjoy a safer, more successful, award winning experience.