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Shipping Cars To Or From Port Of Unalaska Island, Alaska
The Port of Dutch Harbor is the only port in the Unalaska Island of the Fox Island groups which are part of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. The port is within the city limits of Unalaska City which has a population of over 4,000 people. Unalaska is a popular destination, thanks to its snowy peak mountains, the scenic landscape, and the rich fishing industry, among other things. Tourists on the island and residents need car transportation services. And that is how we come in shipping cars to or from Port of Unalaska Island, Alaska.
How to ship a car to or from the Dutch Harbor
To ship a car to Dutch harbor, you have to find companies that ship cars to Unalaska. Unalaska is an island, so shipping cars by road is not an option. Auto shippers ship cars to the island by sea through the Port of Dutch Harbor. The port is managed by Unalaska City’s Department of Ports and Harbors. They operate all the six docks at the port.
The Unalaska Marine Center is the most convenient port facility to ship cars through. The dock’s facilities can handle different types of cargo including containers. The lack of a roll-on/roll-off dock or ramp at the port makes container shipping the only option when shipping cars to or from Port of Unalaska Island, Alaska.
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Importing a vehicle through the Port of Dutch Harbor
The Port of Dutch Harbor is not a US Customs and Border Protection designated port of entry. As such, you cannot import a vehicle from overseas through this port. Note that, a foreign vehicle cannot be registered anywhere in the US without clearance from the US CBP.
So, if you are importing a vehicle from overseas, you should first ship to nearby ports in Alaska that are designated ports of entry. After the vehicle is cleared through customs, you can now make arrangements with the auto transporter to ship it to Unalaska.
What to consider when shipping to Unalaska
Before shipping to Unalaska, refer to your travel plans. Are you planning to tour other places in Alaska? If so, then it could be a very bad idea to ship to the island. That’s because you will still need your car to tour mainland Alaska. A good idea is to ship the car to ports connecting to mainland Alaska then fly to Unalaska and tour the small island by cab service.
Another consideration to make is the climate. If you are shipping your car to Unalaska during the winter months you will need to prep your car for driving on icy and snowy roads. This will require you to:
- Check your car lights, washers, wipers and lights. All these components should be working properly before you ship.
- Consider installing winter tires or traction chains.
- Due to the remoteness of Unalaska, carry an extra battery and an extra jerry can full of fuel.
- To prevent freezing of fuel, mix it with anti-freeze.
Please refer to this article for tips on driving in snowy conditions.
With an experienced and professional auto transporter working with you, shipping cars to or from Port of Unalaska Island, Alaska, will be a straightforward process. A good shipper will offer you different shipping options and recommend the best ones. We offer comprehensive car shipping services to and from Unalaska Island. Call us or visit this page for a free quote.