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Having had dealings with Kingston Shipping for many years, we are happy to offer their shipping services to all our advertisers and readers.  On 4 occasions my family have shipped motorcycles to and from the U.S.A via Kingston Shipping and believe it or not, it was cheaper than renting a motorcycles in the U.S.A.

Kingston Shipping are a fully independent UK based freight forwarder specialising in auto, motorcycle, boat, caravan and trailer shipping.  Established in 1986, the company is owned and run by it’s directors Alan, Mark and Steve.

Kingston have a ‘hands on’ approach with our clients and their shipment requirements for individuals or corporate clients  and are available to help answer your queries via phone or email.

Our office is based in Hull, East Yorkshire.  We have warehouses located at Hull, Felixstowe, London, Southampton, Liverpool and Grangemouth.  This network allows for the unloading and Customs clearance of autos and general cargo close to all major sea ports, minimising UK destination fees.  We actively visit our warehouses across the UK and carry out our own container loading and unloading at our Hull warehouse.


Kingston Shipping have the knowledge, experience and long established network to handle your shipment with care and efficiency.

They are full trading members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) which demonstrates their commitment to competence, training and development within the industry.

They also work with HMRC daily and can advise on potential taxes for your import and have direct links to the HMRC import / export system.

Kingston also offer a cost effective shared container motorcycle shipping service from across the U.S.A., ideal for both loose and crated motorcycles.


The majority of our motorcycles are shipped uncrated.  Bikes are secured within the container with blocking around the wheels and straps down from the bars and rear securing points.  They are arranged in enclosed motorcycle haulage across the US from vendor back to our warehouse.  They can also arrange UK door delivery.

Extensive RORO options are available for exports of running motorcycles back to the US which allow the bike to be shipped uncrated.

Potential import taxes are on the Kingston Shipping web site and are detailed here and marine insurance  details are here.  For exports of motorcycles back to the U.S.A. please view the ISF 10+2 section.


Kingston Shipping offer a crated motorcycle export service from the UK and can collect motorcycles for export packing.  Crating conforms to the International ISPM15 standard.

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