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Recommend sea freight for shipping ski bag with equipment from San Fran to Melbourne, Australia?

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I'll be going from San Francisco to Melbourne in about a month. Normally I would just take my ski bag in checked luggage, BUT I have a trip out to China in two weeks. 

 

Rather than go to China and then crisscross the ocean BACK to the USA simply to take my ski bag as checked luggage to Australia, I would rather just ship my skis to Australia now and have a friend pick them up.

 

I could then just fly directly to Australia from China and save several hundred dollars or more.

 

I don't need to air freight them since transit time can take a month or more, so I'm looking for a good recommendation on a sea freight LCL (Less than Container Load) service that can pick up from around San Francisco and drop off in Melbourne.

 

Here's what I plan to bring: 

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/134564/need-ski-bag-asap-for-two-skis-186cm-poles-boots-helmet-wheels

post #2 of 6
I suppose first question is how much does regular (consumer) shipping cost. Like dhl ups fedex usps from your location or sf to Melbourne?
post #3 of 6
You skiing in June? The AU ski areas usually don't have much or anything open until early to mid June.
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The cost of regular air freight through FedEx and DHL and UPS is $850 for a double ski bag with about 50lb of stuff.
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Originally Posted by fuzzybabybunny View Post

The cost of regular air freight through FedEx and DHL and UPS is $850 for a double ski bag with about 50lb of stuff.


Be cheaper to rent once you get there.

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Or are you flying ina to in/out of china from same airport?. You can also look at airport luggafe storage and take it along with you
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