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POV Shipping Overseas

From the USA to Alaska

Welcome to Direct Express Inc., your trusted partner in international auto shipping. If you’re considering shipping your vehicle from the USA mainland to the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska, you’re in the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the essential steps, information, and considerations to ensure a seamless and hassle-free shipping experience.


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Destination Overseas

In addition, we offer marine insurance @2% declared value of the vehicle. Insurance is additional at 2% for full coverage with a minimum fee of 125.00 USD.

In case of a claim, there is a 500.00 USD or 3% deductible that must be met in order for the claim to be processed. UNIRISC Insurance Terms and Conditions.

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Ocean Freight

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Air Freight

Air Freight

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Inland Shipping

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Do you need help with the In-land shipping of your vehicle to one of our ports?

Our departure ports are Los Angeles, CA; Houston, TX; Savannah, GA; New Jersey, NJ. 

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Marine Insurance

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In addition, we offer marine insurance @2% declared value of the vehicle. Insurance is additional at 2% for full coverage with a minimum fee of 125.00 USD.

In case of a claim, there is a 500.00 USD or 3% deductible that must be met in order for the claim to be processed. UNIRISC Insurance Terms and Conditions.

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-customs inspections if applied. Their charges will be additional

-Destination charges such as drayage, unloading, customs clearance, taxes and duty..etc

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USA – Alaska

Major Alaska Destinations we service:


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Shipping a Car from the USA to Alaska

1. Understanding the Basics of Shipping to Alaska: Alaska, known for its rugged terrain and unique geography, presents some specific challenges for overseas vehicle shipping. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Alaska Ports of Entry: Alaska has several major ports of entry, including Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau. Understanding the closest port to your destination is crucial for planning your shipment.
  • Shipping Methods: Direct Express Inc. offers both RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off) and container shipping options. RoRo is the most common choice for shipping vehicles to Alaska due to its cost-effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Customs Regulations: Familiarize yourself with the customs regulations and documentation required for importing vehicles to Alaska. Our experienced team can guide you through this process.

2. Preparing Your Vehicle for Shipping: Ensuring your vehicle is ready for the journey is vital to avoid any hiccups during the shipping process. Here’s a checklist:

  • Vehicle Inspection: Conduct a thorough inspection and document any existing damage. This will help you identify any new damage upon delivery.
  • Clean Your Vehicle: Clean your vehicle both inside and out to comply with customs regulations and prevent the risk of contamination.
  • Remove Personal Items: Remove all personal belongings from your vehicle to ensure a smooth customs clearance process.

    3. Booking Your Shipment: When you’re ready to ship your vehicle, here’s what you can expect when working with Direct Express Inc.:

    • Request a Quote: Contact us to receive a customized quote based on your specific shipping needs and preferences.
    • Booking Process: Our team will guide you through the booking process, including selecting a shipping method, providing necessary documents, and setting a convenient departure date.
    • Tracking Your Shipment: Stay updated on your vehicle’s journey with our tracking services, ensuring peace of mind throughout the shipping process.

    4. Arrival in Alaska: Once your vehicle arrives in Alaska, there are a few more steps to complete:

    • Customs Clearance: Work with local customs authorities to ensure your vehicle meets all import requirements.
    • Vehicle Inspection: Your vehicle may undergo an inspection to ensure it meets safety and emissions standards in Alaska.
    • Final Delivery: Direct Express Inc. will arrange for the final delivery of your vehicle to your specified location in Alaska.

    5. Why Choose Direct Express Inc.: Direct Express Inc. is your trusted partner for shipping overseas to Alaska, offering:

    • Experience: With years of expertise in international auto shipping, we know how to navigate the complexities of Alaska’s unique shipping requirements.
    • Cost-Effective Solutions: We offer competitive rates without compromising on service quality.
    • Customer Support: Our dedicated team is available to assist you at every step of the process, ensuring a stress-free shipping experience.
    • Safety and Reliability: Your vehicle’s safety is our top priority. We use secure shipping methods and provide insurance options for added peace of mind.

    How long does it take to ship my car to Alaska?

    The time it takes to ship a car from the West Coast ports to Alaska can vary depending on several factors, including the specific ports involved, the shipping method chosen, and any potential delays. Here are some general estimates for common shipping methods:

    1. RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off) Shipping: RoRo is one of the most common and cost-effective methods for shipping vehicles. Typically, shipping a car from a West Coast port (e.g., Seattle, Washington) to an Alaskan port (e.g., Anchorage) using RoRo can take approximately 7 to 14 days. However, please note that transit times may vary based on the shipping company’s schedule and vessel availability.
    2. Container Shipping: Container shipping provides more protection for your vehicle but may take longer due to the additional handling involved. Shipping a car via container from the West Coast to Alaska can take approximately 14 to 21 days. This includes the time it takes to load and unload the container at both ends.
    3. Inland Transportation: If your vehicle needs to be transported to the West Coast port from an inland location, you should also consider the time it takes for overland transportation. This can add several days or more to the overall shipping time, depending on the distance.
    4. Weather and Seasonal Factors: Alaska’s weather can be challenging, especially during the winter months. Adverse weather conditions, such as ice and storms, can lead to delays in shipping schedules.

    It’s essential to work closely with your Direct Express Inc agent to get accurate estimates for your specific situation. They can provide you with a more precise timeline based on your departure and arrival ports, shipping method, and the current shipping schedule. 

    Car Shipping to Alaska Checklist

    In order to export any vehicle from the U.S., we will require the following in order to meet US Custom regulations:

    • Original Title/MSO
    • Completed SLI & POA form
    • Copy of Passport
    • Commercial Invoice / Bill of Sale (official DMV template available on request)

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    Air Freight

    At Direct Express Inc, we understand the importance of timely delivery, especially for time-sensitive car shipments required for events or exhibitions. When time is of the essence and you need your car to arrive abroad as quickly as possible, we've got you covered with our reliable air freight shipping services. Our team of experts is experienced in handling car shipments of all sizes, ensuring swift and safe delivery to its destination. With Direct Express Inc's air freight shipping services, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your car is in good hands. We prioritize your needs and preferences, providing fast and reliable services. Contact us today to discuss your air freight shipping needs and let us help you get your car abroad as quickly as possible.

    Inland Transport

    Looking for a stress-free and worry-free way to transport your car to its new home? Direct Express Inc offers an excellent inland transport service that takes care of everything, from picking up your car from any location in the USA to delivering it to its destination. Our experienced drivers handle your car with care and ensure it's secured with specialized equipment, arriving in perfect condition. We can also arrange for crating and packing to give your car the love and attention it deserves. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of the transportation, knowing your car is in good hands with Direct Express Inc's inland transport service. Contact us now for more information and a quote on our reliable and efficient transportation services.


    Warehouse and Loading

    At Direct Express Inc, we offer secure and reliable warehousing facilities for your car before or after shipping. Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with advanced security features, such as surveillance cameras and restricted access controls, ensuring that your car is protected from theft and damage. Our facilities can accommodate cars of all sizes, providing both short-term and long-term storage options to cater to your needs and preferences. You can trust that your car is in good hands with Direct Express Inc, so contact us today to learn more about our warehousing services and how we can help you with all your car shipping needs.

    Ocean Freight

    RORO shipping is an efficient and cost-effective way to transport your car. With RORO shipping, we can safely and securely load and unload your vehicle onto the shipping vessel using specialized equipment. This method of shipping is ideal for larger cars or cars that cannot be disassembled. On the other hand, containerized shipping provides extra protection for your car during transit. We offer different container sizes to accommodate various types of cars and equipment. Containerized shipping is an excellent option for smaller cars or cars that can be disassembled. Our team will work with you to determine the best shipping solution for your needs and budget, whether it be RORO shipping or containerized shipping. We also offer additional services such as crating and insurance to ensure that your car is protected during transport.





    230 West Carob St. Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

    Direct Express, Inc. is a leader amongst shipping companies.