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Alaska Shipping Faq's

Alaska Transport Answers

One of the many parts of Fern Transport that we specialize in at Fern Transport is Alaska Car Shipping. All of our Alaska shipments are typically moved between Anchorage, Alaska and Seattle, Washington on a boat. The only other port in the United States that you could move your car out of is in California. If you would rather have your vehicle transported from the California port, we at Fern Transport would be glad to arrange this.

Once you have chosen your port, we at Fern Transport can pickup your automobile for Transport anywhere that you would like and deliver it to the port. Once at the port of your choice, your automobile will be loaded on a cargo ship and transported to one of three ports in Alaska. These three ports are located in Anchorage, Kodiak, and Dutch Harbor. Once your vehicle arrives at the port closest to your destination, we can Transporters your vehicle to it’s destination for you or you can pick it up yourself.

Please be aware that the Alaska Fern Transport lines do have specific times for pickup and delivery at the ports in Washington or Alaska. If you arrive to drop off your vehicle too early to the port or arrive late to pick up your vehicle from the port you may accrue fees. To take the stress of making it to port on time, we offer to deliver your vehicle to port on time and pickup your vehicle from port on time. This will ensure that no unnecessary fees will result. When you choose Fern Transport for your Fern Transportation to or from Alaska you can be assured that you will be taken car of in every step of your Fern Transport.

Also, please be aware that the Transporter of your vehicle can be done without placing your car on a ship for Fern Transport. The reason that we at Fern Transport use ships to Transportation your vehicle to or from Alaska instead of driving through Canada is so that we can avoid lengthy customs checks when entering and leaving Canada. This saves you, our valued customer, time and money. If you would rather your vehicle be transported by car hauler through Canada to Alaska this can be arranged. Simply fill out our quote form or give us a call.

By choosing Fern Transport to Transport your vehicle, you can be assured that the Transporters of your vehicle will be safe and secure. At Fern Transport we have state of the art technology to enable the tracking and estimated delivery time of your vehicle. We ensure that your Car Shipping to or from Alaska will be safe. We have years of experience with Fern Transport to and from Alaska. With Fern Transport, there is nothing to worry about. The Fern Transportation of your vehicle is in good hands.

Should I wash my vehicle before Transport to or from Alaska?

Before you Transporters your vehicle to or from Alaska please insure that your vehicle is washed. The vehicle must be clean enough for a suitable inspection to determine any preexisting damage before Fern Transport.

What if my vehicle is not in good operating condition?

All vehicle should be in safe operating condition including brakes, steering, tires, etc. Unless otherwise noted before Transporter. Fern Transport must authorize any abnormalities. The transport of vehicles not in good working order is not impossible, but we must know about any and all oddities so that we can make sure that the transport of your vehicle to or from Alaska will be safe and secure.

Do I need to provide keys for Fern Transport?

Before Car Shipping, remember to provide a copy of your keys to the driver upon pickup or delivery to port in Alaska. Please make sure that this copy does in fact work and make sure that you keep the original set.

What paperwork does Fern Transport need for the vehicle?

Fern Transport will need original copies of your registration, title, and any other notarized documents pertaining to the Transporter of the vehicle. For example, if your vehicle happens to be under a loan or a lease from your finance company. You will need a notarized document allowing permission to Transportation to or from Alaska.

What if I do not own my vehicle?

Also, before Fern Transport, if you are not the owner of the vehicle make sure that you have appropriate paperwork. This would include notarized letters of authorization. For example, if the vehicle is co-owned, both registered owners must sign the consent form to transport to or from Alaska.

What do I need upon pickup?

Another thing to remember when Transport your vehicle, is that when picking up your vehicle, you must have proper identification.

What about electronic devices?

At Fern Transport we require that you disconnect any and all battery powered devices before Fern Transportation. This way the battery will not run down during transit.

What about ground clearance?

Ground clearance is the amount of space between the ground and the lowest point on the vehicle. All vehicles must have at least six inches of ground clearance in order to be shipped safely during Fern Transport to or from Alaska.

How long does it take to Ship my car?

Delivery of your vehicle will take anywhere from the same day to 14 days. All cars are being loaded either on a car carrier or a truck along with other cars. Below are some basic ideas to help you along the way. All shipping times are estimated and should not be considered as guarantees.

  • Fern Transport From Alaska:
  • Alaska to Tacoma, Washington with vessel service origin from Anchorage – approx. 7-10 days
  • Alaska to Tacoma, Washington with vessel service origin from Dutch Harbor – approx. 9-12 days
  • Alaska to Tacoma, Washington with vessel service origin from Fairbanks – approx. 10-14 days
  • Alaska to Tacoma, Washington with vessel service origin from Kodiak – approx. 9-11 days
  • Fern Transport To Alaska:
  • Tacoma, Washington to Alaska with with final destination in Anchorage – approx. 7-10 days
  • Tacoma, Washington to Alaska with with final destination in Dutch Harbor – approx. 9-12 days
  • Tacoma, Washington to Alaska with with final destination in Fairbanks – approx. 5-7 days
  • Tacoma, Washington to Alaska with with final destination in Kodiak – approx. 5-7 days
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