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Kadena AB Car Shipping

What's in this article?
  1. Kadena Ab Auto Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport
  2. Shipping To A Base In The Oconus Area
  3. Full List Of Military Shipping Services We Offer
  4. Military Car Shipping
  5. Preparing Your Car For Shipment
  6. Military Motorcycle Shipping
  7. Preparing Your Motorcycle For Shipment
  8. Contact Us
Kadena AB Car Shipping

Kadena AB Auto Shipping Services by A-1 Auto Transport

Kadena AB is an Air Force Base in the towns of Kadena and Chatan in the city of Okinawa, Japan.

It is often called the ‘Keystone of the Pacific”. The United States Air Force 18th Wing, the 353rd Special Operations Group, and many other units call this base home. The Air Base dates back to 1945 when it was used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force. The United States Air Force 18th Wing has been on the base since 1954.

If you have been posted to this great base, you might be excited. However, the logistics of shipping your vehicle might be confusing to you. There is a solution to that. You just need professional help and A-1 Auto Transport is here to give it to you.


Shipping to a Base in the OCONUS Area

Kadena AB is located in Okinawa Japan. This means that the US Government’s policy of sponsoring shipping of POVs to bases on other continents applies here as well. You won’t be paying for the shipping of your vehicle.

While this policy is ironclad, it requires a lot of documentation which you will have to do if you are to benefit from it. Discuss the method of getting the process going with your transportation officer.

While you figure out the process, you should also contact shipping companies that ship POVs to military bases. This will help you draw an accurate budget.

Full List of Military Shipping Services We Offer

The kind of vehicles we ship include:


Military Car Shipping

You are eligible for sponsorship by the military for the shipping of a single car to Kadena AB. This is because the base is located on a different continent. Remember this applies to a single vehicle. So, if you want to ship a second one, you will have to pay yourself.

While you can use the military movers designated by the military, you would have a better and more convenient experience with a third-party shipping company.

Kadena AB most likely has rules that govern the kind of cars that are allowed in the base. Get to know those rules and ensure your car meets the requirements.

You will need to submit copies of certain documents as you process the shipping of your vehicle. These documents include:

  • Military ID
  • Proof of ownership of the vehicle to be shipped
  • Permit to ship a leased vehicle to Kadena AB

Preparing your car for Shipment

Getting your car ready for shipping increases the chances of successful transportation. You should:

  • Ensure the tires of the car are in good condition with no leaks.
  • There should be no fluid leak from the engine bay. Get a mechanic to check your engine bay.

Military Motorcycle Shipping

The military will pay for the shipping of a single vehicle per officer. If you want to ship only your motorcycle, then they will sponsor it but they won’t pay for shipping a car and a bike. You will have to choose one to pay for.

You should consider getting sponsorship for a third-party shipping service because you will get a smoother experience.

Also, prepare your documents in multiple copies to process your shipping. Documents to prepare are the proof of ownership of the motorcycle you want to ship and your military ID.

Preparing your motorcycle for Shipment

The next thing to do is prepare the motorcycle for shipping and that involves:

  • Ensuring there are no leaks from the engine of the bike.
  • Inspect the tires of the motorcycle and fix any leaks that you discover.

Contact Us

You can get your car or motorcycle to Kadena AB. You can also do it with ease. The first step is to call A-1 Auto Transport on 1-800-452-2880.

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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.

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