Ketchikan is a city located in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is currently home to a population of over 8,000 residents, making it the fifth-largest city and tenth-largest when including non-incorporated, census-designated communities in Alaska, though recent estimates place the city’s population at over 13,000, a steep increase over its 2010 official census population count. Either way, the city is the oldest incorporated community in Alaska, tracing its founding back to before the turn of the 20th century and its incorporation to 1900. Finding car shipping to Ketchikan is going to be much more difficult than finding shipping services to or from Juneau or Anchorage or even Fairbanks, owing to the city’s size and location.
Auto transporters want to run routes into and out of big cities and major metro areas, only when it comes to Alaska auto transport services, they can’t even get there to begin with. This means that any shipment to or from Alaska is going to need to be done via an overseas car shipping company, which means shipping your vehicle to the port. This is just something that has to happen when you ship a vehicle – your carrier won’t be able to get to or from the city of Ketchikan itself, so port shipping is required.
The problem, though, is that most port shippers won’t actually ship to Ketchikan proper either, as their ships – which are big cargo ships, mind you, capable of hauling tons and tons of cargo – usually won’t go to Ketchikan due to lack of demand. Obviously, this makes finding car shipping to Ketchikan more difficult, but only a bit. Your best option would be to ship to the nearest large port to Ketchikan, which will likely be Juneau, though we do recommend that you speak to an agent about shipping there as they may be able to get a vehicle to or from Ketchikan proper, depending on if they know any overseas shippers that are willing to run routes there.
If you are interested in car shipping to Ketchikan, Alaska, though, don’t hesitate to fill out and submit our free online auto transport quote request form. The reason we recommend it is that your quotes will only come from companies that provide overseas auto transportation services, unlike other quote providers which don’t check to see if their shippers move vehicles overseas. This way you know that any company you get a quote from will definitely be able to do it. We also clear each company for dependability and reliability, making sure each one is top-rated, licensed, bonded, and that they work only with top-rated carriers. If you have questions, you can contact one of our agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.