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: