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Old 19-04-2015, 06:49   #1
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UK to Greece: road transport of parts and possessions to boat

Hi, Anyone planning a road trip from UK to Greece? Any one know of a reliable man and a van making this trip soon? I have 10/12 boxes of personal possessions about 200kgs I need to get to,ideally, the yacht in Southern Peloponese but could arrange to pick up in Patras or Igoumenitsa or Levrion or Lefkas. All ideas welcome, open to suggestion on sharing cost of a van or sharing your costs if you are driving out. Could offer some Greek islands cruising if that was of interest to the weary driver. Need items to arrive some time between 4 -11 June. Thanks.
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Re: UK to Greece: road transport of parts and possessions to boat

... 200kg each ;-)? How much volume is it? Can you put the boxes on one or two wooden palettes? What would be the size?

Shipping with 'commercial' road truck is not too expensive ...

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Palletised road freight is very competitive , have you looked for quotes


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... 200kg each ;-)? How much volume is it? Can you put the boxes on one or two wooden palettes? What would be the size?

Shipping with 'commercial' road truck is not too expensive ...

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I guess it would go on a pallet? 1.5 cubic metres, total weight 200 kgs.

This is my packing list.

Collection: Bury St Edmunds, IP33
Delivery: Kalamata Greece ( Alternatively Leviron Athens)


Distance: 2000 miles Pickup date: 1 - 31 May Delivery date: 1 - 14 Jun

Personal possessions and boat parts.
Item details

Type: Box

Summary:

Dimensions: 0.4m x 0.3m x 0.58m (height x width x depth - approx)

Weight: 20kg

Quantity: 5 items

Type: Other

Summary:

Dimensions: 0.45m x 0.45m x 0.85m (height x width x depth - approx)

Weight: 25kg

Quantity: 2 items

Type: Package

Summary:

Dimensions: 0.9m x 0.3m x 0.5m (height x width x depth - approx)

Weight: 1kg

Quantity: One item

Type: Box

Summary:

Dimensions: 0.6m x 0.3m x 0.69m (height x width x depth - approx)

Weight: 13kg

Quantity: One item

Type: Package

Summary:

Dimensions: 1.2m x 0.75m x 0.05m (height x width x depth - approx)

Weight: 10kg

Quantity: One item

Type: Box

Summary:

Dimensions: 0.45m x 0.30m x 0.30m (height x width x depth - approx)

Weight: 25kg

Quantity: One item

We can be reasonably flexible on pick up and delivery
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Today, unless you have a personal friend known to you it's tricky carrying some bodies else's possessions for fear of drug or other contraband smuggling

Best contact a commercial road haulage company


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Re: UK to Greece: road transport of parts and possessions to boat

I've used an internet service called Shiply to move stuff for me including a boat.
You tell them what you want moves and to where and various carriers will quote you a price.
I don't see why they wouldn't take a load to Greece if the money was right.
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