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Shipping Cars To Or From Port Of Nome, Alaska
Nome is a city in western Alaska’s Unorganized Borough. The Port of Nome is in Norton Sound, which connects to the Bering Sea. The port is very close to East Asia; it is only 225 nautical miles from Russia’s Port Providenija. The port of Nome accommodates cruise ships, small cargo ships, and barges. Unfortunately the harbor is not deep enough for large cargo ships. Commodities shipping through the port include grains, rocks, gravel, manufactured goods, cars, and machinery components.
Read on to learn about shipping of cars to or from Port of Nome, Alaska.
Shipping cars through Port of Nome
Shipping cars by sea involves RORO vessels or container ships. These ships only dock in deep-draft ports and harbors. The port of Nome is not a deep draft port. Ships transporting autos and other cargo to the port dock at the Port Nome’s Causeway, which is connected to an 18.3-meter barge ramp on the inner side of the harbor. The barge ramp allows easy transfer of cargo from ships to barges. The cargo is then transferred onto trucks or stored in the storage facilities at the port.
The Port of Nome is a US Customs and Border Protection designated port of entry. Therefore, there are customs officers at the port that can process vehicles going in or out.
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What to consider when shipping cars to or from Port of Nome, Alaska
The port of Nome operates seasonally because the waters near the port freeze during the winter. Traditionally, the port is opened from June to October. However, the climate has considerably changed over the past few years. As early as mid-May to as late as mid-December, the port has ice-free waters.
We ship cars to Nome but please note that the port only serves residents and businesses in the City of Nome, Teller, Taylor, Pilgrim Springs, Council, and surrounding neighborhoods. There is no road or rail connection between western Alaska and the other regions of Alaska. So, do not ship your car to the port with the intention of visiting eastern, northern, or southcentral Alaska.
Shipping cars from or to the contiguous US states to Nome
Alaska is not an island. Therefore, it is easy to assume it is possible to drive from a location in the contiguous states of the US, like Seattle, to Nome, Alaska. Unfortunately, due to limited road connections in the State of Alaska, the only way to ship cars to or from Nome is through the port or by air.
The process of shipping by sea is explained above. When shipping from other US states to Nome, we transport the car overland to a seaport, then load it to an auto cargo ship headed for Nome and other ports in Alaska.
Transporting by air involves using cargo airlines that ship autos to Nome. We drive your car on our trucks to an airport where these airlines land. Most of them land in airports near Anchorage, Alaska. From there we load your car into a cargo plane, and you can collect it at an airport in Nome.
Shipping cars to or from Port of Nome, Alaska, is a complex process that involves transferring your car from one mode of transport to another. However, with an experienced auto transporter, the process will be straightforward.
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