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Shipping Cars To or From Port of Albany-Rensselaer

Among the ports along the Hudson River is the Port of Albany-Rensselaer. The port has been in existence since the 17th century but only came into the limelight after major facilities were constructed in the year 1932. At first, it was dedicated to shipping grain, petroleum distillates, salt, sugar, and cement, among others. Over the years, as the economy grew, the port was developed to act as a port of entry into the US, with public and private facilities on both sides of the Hudson River in Rensselaer and New York. Shipping cars to or from Port of Albany-Rensselaer is among the top port activities that run the day here.

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Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time
In Transit
Port of Albany-Rensselaer to Detroit$414553 miles2 – 4 days
Port of Albany-Rensselaer to Atlanta$6011003 miles4 – 6 days
Port of Albany-Rensselaer to Memphis$7181198 miles4 – 6 days
Miami to Port of Albany-Rensselaer$8531423 miles4 – 6 days
Dallas to Port of Albany-Rensselaer$9901650 miles5 – 7 days
Seattle to Port of Albany-Rensselaer$11452864 miles7 – 9 days
Port of Albany-Rensselaer to San Diego$11512878 miles7 – 9 days
Port of Albany-Rensselaer to Phoenix$12412482 miles7 – 9 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.

Features of Port of Albany-Rensselaer

The entire port takes up about 236 acres, with the majority of it; 202 acres in Albany and the remaining 34 acres being in Rensselaer. This makes it conducive for cargo from either towns to make its way easily into the port. It also creates a wider market for car shipping companies that transport vehicles through the port, from either sides of the town and its surrounding areas and states. The port, being right on the Hudson River, provides a direct Seaway to the Atlantic Ocean, which promotes efficient international shipping of cargo. Shipments from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, have direct access to the State of New York through this port.

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The Hudson River provides a 400-ft deep water shipping tunnel in average depth. At Albany, the river provides an even deeper shipping channel of 700 feet, aiding easy loading of containerized cars and Ro-Ro car shipment straight from the dock. A-1 Auto Transport Inc. prefers harbors with deep docks for Ro-Ro and containerized modes of shipping autos. For this reason, such features make it ideal for shipping cars to or from Port of Albany-Rensselaer.


This entry port handles serious numbers of cargo, thanks to its developed private and public facilities offering international shipment of vehicles and other cargo. It ranks 49th in the list of ports in the US in terms of total trade numbers, including both domestic and foreign trades.

Port Facilities

The Port of Albany-Rensselaer is able to handle such large numbers of tonnage thanks to its facilities. Both banks of the river offer deep waters that allow large ships to approach and dock. The Albany side of the river has four berths while the Rensselaer side of the river offers one berth. The 5 berths help to facilitate commercial loading and off-loading.

The Port also has 10 acres of its land reserved as an open storage yard and five warehouses of 3500,000 square feet. This storage section offers a vast area for waiting bays, especially for cars being shipped under the Ro-Ro method. For clients who opt for drop – off/ pick – up services, the storage yard and the five warehouses offer conducive terminal areas. This greatly aids in shipping cars to or from port of Albany-Rensselaer.  The storage yards and warehouses are under tight security round the clock, ensuring safety for your vehicle.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

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