We are in the process of compiling a
expedition vehicle shipping
resource. If you have shipped an
expedition vehicle please email us
the details of your shipping
experience, including recommended
agents (or those to be avoided),
prices, problems, bribes, and
anything that could make the
process less painless for those who
We need your help.
Lorraine Chittock shipped her van, which was once a police
surveillance vehicle, from Panama to Colombia in July 2007.
She is on an extended journey with her canine companions and
would like to hear from anyone who has traveled internationally
with their pets. She can be contacted through her website
above. Her shipping experiences are listed below.
I crossed back in July, and paid a fortune. However, I
had NO problems. I went with the following people,
and paid approximately these fees:
Bill of Lading Fee 50.00
Port Charges in Panama 10.00
Rate include stuffing into container. Customs and Port
Charges at discharge port not include.
Frequency: Weekly (Every Friday)
Transit Time: 1 days appx.
Any question, please don't hesitate to contact....
Barwil Agencies, S.A.
On the Colombian side I paid I think $200 total. To get
it out of
Colombian customs took one full day. Smooth, no
problems, no bribes. It would have cost about $850 for
shipping had I found someone else to share
a container. Alas, no one else around.