Premier Van Lines International
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Shipping Vehicles and Motorcycles

We ship out of Long Beach, Oakland, and Seattle and deliver to the major ports on the four main islands.  We ship cars to HIlo port on the big island of Hawaii and not to Kona.  Port to port auto shipment is $1,100.00 per vehicle.  This is an all inclusive quote so we would literally invoice you for $1,100.00. Motorcycles to Hawai is around $900.00, port to port.  If you need your motorcycle skidded or crated, let us know and we can quote you accordingly.  

Car shipments to Alaska varies depending on the size of your vehicle and also the final destination. The cost to ship to Anchorage from Seattle is $1,460.00 for small to medium sized cars and $1,960.00 for trucks and SUVs.  We also ship to other parts of Alaska.  Please let us know if you require a car quote other than Anchorage.

Puerto Rico
We ship cars out of Jacksonville, Florida to San Juan.  The cost is $1,465.00 from Jacksonville to San Juan. Please keep in mind that this quote does not include the excise tax fee imposed by the port in San Juan.  If you want an estimate on the excise tax, let us know by sending us your year, make, model of your vehicle or your VIN number and we can get an estimate for you.

Please ask for a custom quote.  Countries like Australia require a pre-approval form called a DOTAR before the vehicle can even set sail.  Please do not ship your vehicles without permission less you will incur heavy fines and possible jail time.  

If you need to have your vehicle or motorcycle picked up from your residence and taken to port, please let us know and we can provide a quote for you.  Please anticipate trucking fees.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: If you are having your automobile trucked to port, Premier Van Lines Intl. and the auto transportation company cannot be responsible for any minor paint chips or windshield cracks due to loose rocks/pebbles on the highway. If you are concerned about your automobile's exterior, there are a couple different options. You can purchase a car cover. Or, you can request an enclosed truck trailer. Keep in mind that the availability, transit time, and price for an enclosed truck trailer to pick up your vehicle may vary significantly from your originally quoted price and transit time. We appreciate your understanding of this matter.
How to Prepare Your Car for Shipment
The following important information will help you prepare and avoid unnecessary delays:
Vehicles must be in operating condition when shipping abroad, with a working emergency brake, and must either be licensed or qualified to be licensed for operation on public streets or highways.  We will not accept cars if these standards are not met.
All vehicles must have a clean exterior so that a vehicle inspection may be performed at the port. Dirty vehicles will not be accepted.  Clean cars are necessary because we want to be able to take note of if any preexisting damages on your vehicles.  The ocean carrier cannot ship vehicles with cracked or damaged windshields or windows and must be fixed prior to shipment.
All personal belongings must be removed.  No exception.  The only items acceptable for shipment in your automobile are those tools and accessories normally attached to the vehicle, or permanently installed in the dash, doors, rear deck, or console. If it is not bolted in, you must remove it from your vehicle.  You can choose to leave the car alarm in your vehicle, make sure that the system is disengaged prior to shipment.  Fire extinguishers can not be left in the vehicle and must be removed. You will need to have your registration and car information in the glove compartment.

Vehicles with propane tanks for auxillary uses must be delivered for shipment with the propane tanks empty of any liquid or fumes. The empty tank must be tagged and certified as "gas free" by an authorized propane dealer or service company. We recommend that you verify the cost of emptying and certifying propane tanks. It may be less costly to purchase a new tank at your destination.

Please deliver your vehicle to port with 1/4 tank or less fuel.  The port personnel will receive and inspect your vehicle and make sure your vehicle is ready to go to its destination. If you are shipping a vehicle powered by an alternative fuel -propane, electric, natural gas, etc., do let us know and we can make the necessary arrangements.
Automobiles shipped between Seattle and Hawaii, especially during the fall and winter months, should be delivered to port with antifreeze. We are not responsible for providing this protection nor liable for damage resulting from low temperatures.  Vehicle shipments to Alaska, Canada and any areas with freezing weather must be "winterized".  Please contact us for more information.

For a custom quote and get your questions answered, do call us at 877.784.2111 or shoot an email to Neena at and obtain all the information you need to streamline your move as smoothly as possible. Additionally, you can text your quote request at 619.465.0518 as we respond to phone calls, emails and texts either that day or the very next day.

*** Premier Van Lines International is a member of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) - ATA is the largest and most comprehensive national trade association for the trucking industry.


*** Premier Van Lines International is reinstating our Pro-Mover Designation. "The ProMover is a certification program that gives consumers an easy way to separate reputable, professional movers from “rogue operators.” The ProMover certification takes the worry and the hassle out of moving by helping consumers identify professional movers who have agreed to abide by high standards and by providing information and assistance with everything from finding a mover, to getting an estimate and packing tips, to understanding valuation and insurance."


*** Premier Van Lines International is also member of the California Moving and Storage Association (CMSA). This is an association representing licensed and insured movers operating in California who abide by CMSA's code of ethics.

Premier Van Lines International, San Diego Office
Neena Dee, CEO
PO BOX 974
Spring Valley, Ca 91976
Toll Free: 877.784.2111

Premier Van Lines International, Corporate Office
Richard Jensen, CFO and Move Coordinator
Office/Text: 619.465.0518
Fax: 619.460.6489

Premier Van Lines International is licensed, bonded & insured. 
  FMC #: 024223 
US DOT #: 3662762 
MC #: 01266993 
FF (Freight Forwarder) #: 049742 
CA Corporation #: C3849674 
NVOCC (Non-Vessel Ocean Common Carrier) #: 019297NF 
Domestic: Gray Casualty & Surety Company Surety/Trust #: GSC0602872 
International: Hudson Insurance Company Bond #: SC400130