- Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Auto Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport
- Shipping To A Base In The Oconus Area
- Full List Of Military Shipping Services We Offer
- Military Car Shipping
- Preparing Your Car For Shipment
- Military Motorcycle Shipping
- Preparing Your Motorcycle For Shipment
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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Auto Shipping Services by A-1 Auto Transport
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni is an air station that is located in the Nishiki River delta in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
The current location of MCAS Iwakuni was purchased by the Japanese Government in 1938. The base was commissioned in 1940 just before World War II. After the war, the airbase was occupied by American, British, Australian, and New Zealand Forces. The US Marine Corps is the major occupant of the Air Station currently.
You might be looking forward to the experience you will have in Japan, but you might also be wondering how you will get your vehicle to the air station. A-1 Auto Transport is here to help you figure all that out.
Shipping to a Base in the OCONUS Area
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni is in Japan which isn’t part of the United States Continent. The implication of this is that the military will be responsible for shipping one personal vehicle for you.
Keep in mind that the sponsorship isn’t automatic, and a lot of documentation has to occur. To ensure you don’t miss this opportunity visit your transportation office as quickly as possible to get details on the sponsorship process.
You will need to contact shipping companies yourself because the military won’t do that for you. Get shipping quotes from various companies and draw up a rough budget.
Full List of Military Shipping Services We Offer
The sort of vehicles we ship include:
Military Car Shipping
Being posted to the base means you are eligible for sponsorship of the shipping of a single POV. If you go through the documentation process you will have the option of using military designated movers or hiring third-party shipping companies.
It will be a smoother process if you hire a third-party shipping company as you will get a better overall service.
There is a high chance that MCAS Iwakuni has rules that govern personal vehicles on base. Conduct your research to know if there are rules and if your car meets the requirements.
Documentation is important and the following documents are the ones you will use the most. They include:
- Proof that you or a family member owns the car to be shipped
- Military identification
- Permit to ship the car in question to MCAS Iwakuni (if the car is a lease)
Preparing your car for Shipment
A car that is to be shipped should be prepared for the journey. This includes processes like:
- Checking all the pockets and compartments for personal items and removing them.
- Updating the car documents and having multiple copies.
Military Motorcycle Shipping
If the motorcycle you want to ship is your only vehicle, then the government will pay for it. If it is a second vehicle after a car, then you will have to pay for one of them. It is better if you pay for the motorbike while the car is handled by government-sponsorship.
The military movers designated to move POVs might not meet your particular needs and that is where third-party shipping companies come in.
There are documents you will need to submit as you process the shipping of your motorbike. The documents include proof of ownership or proof that you can ship a leased car.
Preparing your motorcycle for Shipment
You should prepare your bike for shipping to make the process smoother. Do the following:
- Remove all personal items in the pockets and compartments of the bike.
- Update the registration documents of the motorbike.
Get the best shipping for your vehicle. A-1 Auto Transport can give you just that. All you have to do is dial 1-800-452-2880.