Shipping big things across the atlantic.

jwsmobile jws at
Fri Apr 1 07:32:58 CDT 2016

On 4/1/2016 2:48 AM, Pontus Pihlgren wrote:
> Hi.
> I'm considering to ship an empty full height rack from the USA to Sweden. It is
> definitely something I wont find here so it might be worth the cost and effort.
> What are my options to get it here safely? If you have any experience I would
> greatly appreciate if you could share them.
> Thanks in advance,
> Pontus.
If you deliver to the port and pick up from the port, the moving cost 
between points can be remarkably cheap for such moves.  I had a quote 
from a point in the US to a port in Korea and also quote from a port 
(Los Angeles) in the US to Korea and the difference was $3000 for the 
moving of the item in the US.  Turned out that it was cheap for the 
shipper to get the item to the port of LA and a lot of the $3000 was saved.

I think the item was larger than you had, but the shipping cost was in 
the low hundreds for that portion of the shipping.

For your reference, someone may correct me if you can find an eastern 
seaboard shipping point such as Boston, New York, etc. you should do 
well.  Maybe Chicago as well, but not sure of the cost of seaborne 
shipping from ports on the Great Lakes.  The cost of getting there is 
probably more than Atlantic Ports.


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