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I have a customer who is wanting a complete engine shipped from the US to Aus. Has anybody here done this and can you recommend a shipping company to do the job?

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USPS global would be my choice...

I sent a bunch of parts to AUS with the post office up here. worked fine ,not cheap tho!!

I looked at UPS ,DHL and fed X....and they wanted to pack &ship otherwise they wouldn't take it ,and that would of cost me my first born.
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Max weight is 70 pounds for USPS global. A complete engine will go about 150 pounds. thanks for the suggestion though.
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Don't the airports have freight companies that you can pack up your stuff and bring it to them and they will fly it to wear you want it and then the person picks it up on there end?

You can look at this company. They seem to have a few options to choose from.
http://www.shipnex.com/express-shipping/

Personally I would probably go with fedex. I have shipped large items. Not as large as an engine but they were always much cheaper than usps.
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really hoping to get a member from Aus to answer that has done something like this as I hate to ship such a valuable engine (over $10,000) without knowing if the shipper is any good or not.
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I just looked at the prices from FEDX econo to aus for 180 lbs with no flammables was just under 500.
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thanks roadtrip. Right now Fedex is what I am findig to be the best also.
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DHL usually is a little better on price and they are the biggest volume international shipper. I use UPS, Fed Ex, DB Shenker, Ceva and others depending on what we are shipping. I would go direct to the big boys and then see if you can get a freight broker to get you a rate. The crazy discounting in the freight world can be substantial so you should shop around. the brokers look for the best deal and may have discount schedules that make them very affordable. Insure the shipment to protect yourself. http://www.dhl.com/en/contact_center...l#.UfgsHNKTiSo
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I'll ask my shipping guy. We ship computer stuff all over the world, including to Australia (the Australian Military is a big customer) some of it heavy enough to have it's own pallet...
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I'll ask my shipping guy. We ship computer stuff all over the world, including to Australia (the Australian Military is a big customer) some of it heavy enough to have it's own pallet...

EDIT: He said he uses DHL or FedEx. Some of the other freight forwarders or brokers are good too, but they sometimes have issues in customs because of improper documents or trying to cheat the system (rare if you use a well known shipper). We have a package that has been stuck in customs for about 6 months due to incorrect paperwork. He sent the same parts via FedEx and they got there with no hassle.

EDIT2: Also make sure to take many photo's of the product and how it is packed, just in case there is a problem. If the engine is delivered damaged they will blame you for improper packaging and not pay the claim. If you have photo's they usually pay up.
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