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Hi all, I have been asked about shipping costs to send an Armortek Panzer 3 from UK to USA but i dont have a clue where to start.

Has anyone got any experience and can point me in the right direction as I want to get this figured out and see what the costs will be.

Also can anyone recommend a company to use and do i have to remove the 12v gel cell batteries for shipping.
I dont even know what the actual weight of the model is supposed to be.
I had a search in the forum but was surprised that this has not been discussed in a thread before.

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Hi Tim,

I’ve used these guys and they’ve always been good. They ship anything from artwork to jet engines:

Packable Ltd
Unit 4,
Wireless Station Park, Chestnut Lane, Bassingbourn, Royston,
Herts. SG8 5JH
Tel : 01763 247149
Email : info@packable.co.uk

Ask for Trevor. Tell him I said hello.

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Thanks Simon.
Will give them a try at lunch today.
Cheers
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Phil sent me the Panther which is way bigger than the p3 and it was around $800 us. Armortek also crates and ships from the factory. The biggest surprise to me about AT crates were the huge size particularly of the jagdtiger, it appeared to be shipped completely whole with the barrel mounted!
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I contacted a number of shipping companies today and so far the lowest quote was from the company that Simon suggested.
However, that quote was £1200 plus vat for a 14day sea shipment and there is obviously US tax to pay as well.

Waiting to here from another company but this is not looking good.
They claim that Covid and Brexit are to blame for less available freight traffic and a lot more paperwork.

Al in all very frustrating.

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Hello Tim,

I know, i orderd a 2 elevation motors from armortek and pay a 54 euro extra tax on a here in Belgium because England is not
in the Europe anymore.
Can you imagine what i have to pay on tax when i order a new Armortek panzer :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

best regards Yves

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Hi Tim

First you will need to order a ply wood crate that is suitable for a pallet truck with relevant heat treated certificate with removable sides.
Then create a customs document with correct tariff code for model tank, US tax on a shipment paid by receiver is normally around $40

Company I have used to ship
sales@expressandglobal.co.uk - you will not find a better price even with a covid charge around £600 tracked 3 day delivery around 120 - 150 kg AF DHL

You will need to take out an insurance policy to cover goods with a shipping broker to cover damage and total loss, around £40 covers 8k in my experience

Batteries will need removing

You may need to register to get the below - the last time I shipped October 2020 customs required it

Economic Operators Registration and Identification number (EORI 

Hope this helps

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Hi David, many thanks for the superb info.
I will certainly look into this but to be honest a UK sale is still going to be a heck of a lot easier.

Cheers
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Relatively straightforward, providing all documents are correct!

The hardest part is packing the model, I wrap the model with a clear packing cellophane to prevent parts moving around then pack really tight with lots of packaging.

The best option is to keep it in the collection.

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Tim,
If you're handy and can source materials its possible build the crate yourself and pack the tank. I start with a wooden crate and build a box to go on the crate. I prefer this over having someone else crate it, and saves several hundred quid. I usually build a small box for the tank to sit on to suspend the tracks. The barrel and other accessories can go in that box. Use inexpensive sheet Styrofoam to cushion it all around. Once ready have shipping company or UPS pick it up.

I think you'd want to remove the batteries, that is always a complication when shipping things, and will make the crate even heavier = $$$. If I sell a tank model I usually don't include batteries.

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All good advice above.
A few points of clarity when shipping by air :

1. Sealed Lead Acid batteries with a dry construction - eg AGM (Absorbant Glass Matt) - can be shipped but you need to check with your shipper who will confirm with the airline. The batteries do need to be disconnected and properly secured - see point 4 below.
Details are found in Special Provision A67 of the IATA DG Regulations

2. The crate, if made from wood, needs to be ISPM15 compliant and needs to be stamped as such. Companies that provide crating services normally have their own stamp that they will put on the crate.

3. Shipping - especially by sea, can have unexpected charges. Always ensure that you are quoted door to door and it is clear who is providing brokerage services.

4. When crating, even if you have a box with skids for a forklift, you should assume that the crate may be placed in any orientation when being transported. The model should be secured within the crate accordingly - i.e it should be able to survive being transported upside down for a few days.
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Armortek wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:19 am
i.e it should be able to survive being transported upside down for a few days.
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Thanks for all your comments, information and guidance.
I think in light of all this that this is a heck of a lot of work and stress that i can do without right now.

I do think that this info will prove useful in the long run for others but not for me.

Many thanks

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