How To Ship Your Motorcycle To Or From Albania
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- Shipping a motorcycle from USA to Albania cost around $900 to $2,000.
- There is an additional tariff and duty of 15% to 20% that adds to the cost
The Republic of Albania is in Southeastern Europe and encompasses 28, 748 sq. km in area in the Balkan Peninsula. It shares the border with Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Greece. It has a large coastline on the Ionian Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Adriatic Sea and that is why there are plenty of ports available for trade. After the dissolution of the USSR, Albania has made rapid growth and progress over the years. If you are traveling to Albania this summer, you may want to familiarize yourself with some of the most common sites to see and enjoy.
If you are importing a motorcycle to Albania, it is important to adhere to the specifications of the motor vehicle regulations. Driving over 40 mph after dark may be a little on the dangerous side. This may make it easier to decide to bring your own motorcycle with you when you come to Albania.
If you want to ship your motorcycle to Albania temporary or on a permanent basis, you will want to familiarize yourself with the process. You can also hire one of our shipping agents to work with you to ensure that every step of the way is going to be less stressful. We will be able to offer you pickup service to help get your motorcycle from the US port to the port in Albania. We have bene in the business of shipping vehicles internationally for over 20 years and have complete understanding of custom regulations in Albania and other European countries. Thus, we will ensure that there are no delays in General Directorate of Customs (DPD) clearances.
Cost of Shipping a Motorcycle from the US to Albania
Though on an average the cost will be around $900 to $2000, you will get an accurate quote based on the custom requirements. The factors that will ultimately reflect on the cost of shipping your motorcycle from the United States to Albania include:
- the location of your motorcycle
- Dimensions of your motorcycle plus crate
- The selected shipping method you choose
- The final destination
When you contact our shipping agent, they will ask you a few questions in order to provide a quote that will be the most accurate.
Preparing your Motorcycle for Shipment
Your motorcycle is shipped from Miami or New York ports in the United States. To begin the process, your motorcycle will be given a dock receipt and an inspection report which you will need to keep track of throughout this process. Pictures of your motorcycle will also be taken at that time. You will receive an emailed copy of the photos taken for your records. When you work with us, we ensure that Shippers Export Declaration (SED) with U.S. Customs is completed and submitted before the date of shipping from USA.
Your motorcycle will be packed inside of a crate that is strong enough to hold the motorcycle in place once it is strapped down and braced. The container can vary in size, depending on the amount of motorcycles that are going on the ship. Our shipping agent will also be able to arrange for door-to-door courier service and other shipping options to assist you in getting your motorcycle from the United States to Albania.
Documents Needed to Import a Motorcycle
To import your motorcycle, you will need to have the following documents:
- Copy of the motorcycle title
- Original bill of sale or invoice
- Photo of the motorcycle with the VIN
- Photo of the build date
- Proof of ID such as your driver’s license or passport
Import Options from USA to Albania
When shipping a motorcycle from the United States to Albania, you will have three options to choose from- container, Roll On/ Roll Off, or air. In most cases, air cargo is the best way to ship a motorcycle. When shipping by air, the motorcycle cannot have any gasoline in the tank and the battery will need to be disconnected.
If you choose to use the Roll On/ Roll Off service, you may still elect to have your motorcycle crated where it will be strapped down in a bay on the deck of a ship while in transport. The procedure is quite the same for container shipping. However, your motorcycle will be crated and then placed within the shipping container to minimize movement and damage.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.