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(POV aka car) / Special Items

Can I ship my car? What do I do with my boat? Does the motorcycle go in my household good shipment or unaccompanied baggage? These questions and more are answered in the different presentations on this tab. Click on an item on the left to find out detailed information; regulations and where to get answers for your personal move.


Navy Change of Homeport Requirements
The purpose of this pamphlet is to provide vessel move coordinators (VMC) and the local personal property shipping office (PPSO) with information necessary to prepare for the movement of Privately Owned Vehicles (POV) when a Change of Homeport (CHP) is ordered within CONUS. Successful POV movements are not a matter of chance—they are a result of proper preparation and planning. VMCs must establish good communications with crewmembers to determine their move requirements. VMCs and the local PPSO must maintain constant communications through the entire process to ensure success.

Privately Owned Vehicle (Personal Cars)

What can be shipped in the car; vehicle requirements; drop off and pick up locations; and other information will be discussed on this page.

Shipping your POV pamphlet - August 2014

Website to download the latest information on shipping your vehicle can be located at:

Vehicle Processing Center Poster
Turn-in and pick-up information with POC information.

Shipping a POV
Provides information on: what can or can not be shipped in the vehicle; your responsibilities; vendor responsibilities, etc. (click on image)
Storing a POV
Information on what can or can not be stored in the vehicle; responsibilites; insurance, etc. (click on image)


Going Overseas and need to ship your vehicle.

Arrived at Overseas location and need to pick up your vehicle.

Need to drop of your vehicle for shipment in conjunction with Permanent Change of Station orders.

Ready to pick up your vehicle.


Motorcycle information (click on image)
  • General Information
  • Members Responsibilities
  • How to locate motorcycle information in the Personal Property Consignment Guide (PPCIG)
  • Samples of Country with Restrictions
  • Links

Boats, Canoes, or Kayaks

Shipping a boat, canoe or kayak? (click on image)
  • Shipping Your Boat General Information
  • Shipping Your Boat Domestic
  • Shipping Your Boat International
  • Shipping Your Boat as Primary Residence
  • Shipping Your Boat Trailer
  • Members Responsibility
  • How to Schedule a Boat Move

Mobile Home

Moblie Home Information.pdf
Shipping a Mobile Home, RV or Camper (click on image)
  • What is considered a Mobile Home?
  • Who can ship a mobile home?
  • Factors to Consider When Moving Your Mobile Home
  • Government Allowable Cost
  • Costs the Government Will Not Pay
  • What You Cannot Ship In Your Mobile Home
  • Valuables & Claims Liability
  • Options For Moving Your Mobile Home
  • Pre-move Requirements
  • Pre-move Inventory
  • Authorization for Storage
  • Plan Your Move
  • Where to Begin
  • Links


How can you ship your weapons? Some countries do not allow - so will the government store? What needs to be done to the firearm before it can be placed into a government shipment.

Basic guidance for shipping firearms. (click on image)

Unauthorized Items

Below is a list of common unauthorized items that can not be shipped.

***Transportation shipment provider has the right to refuse any item that may endanger your shipment.

Combustible Liquids
  • Alcohol
  • Antifreeze Compounds
  • Camphor Oil
  • Combustible Fluid Cleaners
  • Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in Decorative Lamps
Corrosive Liquids
  • Battery With Acid
  • Disinfectants
  • Dyes
  • Flame Retardant Compounds
  • Sulfuric Acid
  • Iron/Steel Rust Preventing Compound
  • Iron/Steel Rust Removing Compound
  • Paint
  • Paint Related Materials
  • Muriatic Acid
  • Nitric Acid
  • Photographic Acids
  • Ammunition
  • Black Powder
  • Blasting Caps
  • Dynamite or Similar Explosives
  • Explosive Auto Alarms
  • Fireworks
  • Fuse Lighters
  • Igniters
  • Primers
  • Propellants
  • Signal Flares
  • Smokeless Poweder
  • Souvenir Explosives (war items)
  • Spear Guns w/charged heads
  • Toy Propellants or Smoke Device
  • Acetone
  • Adhesives (glues, cements)
  • Ammonia
  • Charcoal Briquettes
  • Cleaning Fluids
  • Compound 3 Weed Killers
  • Denatured Alcohol
  • Enamel
  • Gasoline
  • Insecticides
  • Kerosene
  • Lacquer
  • Leather Dressing or Bleach
  • Lighter Fluids
  • Liquors (and single container exceeding 1 gallon)
  • Matches
  • Wood Oil Stains
  • Paint
  • Paint or Varnish Remover
  • Propane Tanks (non-purged)
  • Other Gas used For Cooking/Heating
  • Shellac
  • Liquid Shoe Polish
  • Plastic Solvents
  • Wood Filler
Compressed Gases
  • Engine Starting Fluids
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Contstruction Gases (welding)
  • Scuba Tanks (see note)
Aerosol Cans
  • Containing a Flammable gas
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Containing a Corrsive Substance

NOTE: Only those scuba diving tanks containing not more than 25 pounds per square inch at 70 degrees Fahrenheit may be shipped as in personal property. Servicing for shipment will include:

  1. Written certification of purging serviced by dive shop or licensed individual qualified to perform purging. A tag or label must be affixed to the tank certifying service was performed.
  2. Completely empty tank, remove the valve and replace valve with plug designed for this purpose.

Shipping Alcohol

How can alcohol be shipped to your new duty assignment? What fees are you responsible to pay for? Below presentation provides basic guidance and websites to review before declaring alcohol in your government shipment.

Alcohol Information
BASIC information on shipping alcoholic beverage in a government shipment. (click on image)

Shipping Alcoholic Beverages
Shipping Alcoholic Beverages

Alcohol Inventory
Alcohol Inventory

Alcohol Shipment Counseling Worksheet

Professional Books, Papers & Equipment (PBP&E aka Pro Gear)

Orders issued 1 May 2014 and after, there is new guidance. Biggest change is that there is a 2,000 lbs. limit. NO EXCEPTIONS and NO waiver exists. Spouse Pro Gear MUST be approved in advance. Additional information is covered in the presentation below.

Professional Books, Papers & Equipment (click on image)
Spouse Pro Gear Worksheet.docx
  • Definition
  • Weight Limit
  • New regulation
  • Unauthorized Items
  • Spouse Pro Gear
  • Links

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