Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: 1984 300SD 1986 300SDL 1989 300SE 1998 740iL
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RE: Shipping Powertrain (engine & transmission) from Hong Kong to NYC
Call these fellows:
JFK International Airport
Jamaica, NY 11430
Ask for Dennis or Greg.
They are international freight forwarders and are terrific in terms of handling such affairs. They normally deal with air freight, so, tell them right up front that you are dealing with sea freight and ask them if they are willing to do this (they certainly have the capability).
Just a note of caution: They are typical New Yorkers and move at 90 mph, so, be ready to keep up with them, or they won't have time for you.
The cost of actually shipping the engine is not too bad, but, the fees attached to the shipping is where you can get burned. Port fees, customs fees, handling fees, etc. are all flat rated and can easily climb above $300. even for small shipments. So, ask detailed questions and make sure you know all the costs before you jump in.
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