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Shipping Cars To or From Port of Baltimore

The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, or commonly just known as the Port of Baltimore, is a shipping port on the shores of the Patapsco River in Baltimore, Maryland State. Maryland is a small state in the East Coast, directly bordering the majestic Atlantic Ocean. With Baltimore as its largest city and a port city as it is, it’s highest earning economic activity is handling imports and exports from the Port of Baltimore.

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Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time
In Transit
Baltimore to Cleveland$168168 miles1 – 2 days
Baltimore to Washington, D.C.$384384 miles2 – 4 days
Baltimore to Philadelphia$450450 miles2 – 4 days
Oklahoma City to Baltimore$745994 miles3 – 5 days
San Antonio to Baltimore$8011336 miles4 – 6 days
Albuquerque to Baltimore$8921487 miles4 – 6 days
Baltimore to Los Angeles$11352271 miles6 – 8 days
Baltimore to Seattle$12092419 miles7 – 9 days

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

The Port of Baltimore is one single conspicuous area in Maryland. Day break hits and most of the traffic in Baltimore city flow in the direction of the port. It’s also one of the most densely populated states in the country. A majority of the working class population in Baltimore alone work on the port. It generates most of the State’s revenue with a high annual tonnage traffic. The port ranks 16th in total trade according to the cargo volume listing of the US Ports. It is run by the Maryland Port Administration which oversees its day-to-day operations. It is also the group that car shipping companies work through in offering shipping cars to or from Port of Baltimore.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-452-2880 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

Why A-1 Auto Transport ships cars through Port of Baltimore

A port bordering the Atlantic Ocean offers deep water harbors for cargo ships to dock. Moreover, a port ranking so highly in trade numbers means it has the resources and manpower to handle the enormous ocean freight traffic passing through it. The Port of Baltimore has been in existence since the year 1706. Over the centuries, it has been handling international trading, more so focusing on car shipping. It was the highest car shipping port by 1973, mostly offering Ro-Ro shipping services. It is obvious, then, why the port of Baltimore would be among the major ports that A-1 Auto Transport Inc. operates through.

Ro-Ro explained

Roll-on/Roll-off, or as simply known; Ro-Ro is a method of shipping vehicles on a cargo vessel. Here’s how it works. The vehicles being transported are driven to the dock where the enormous cargo ship awaits. After a thorough car hauler inspection id performed and the vehicle is cleared for transport, the car is then driven “rolled on” onto the cargo ship. Upon reaching the destination, the vehicles are then simply driven off “rolled off” the cargo ship. This method eliminates the need for cargo containers, making Shipping cars to or from Port of Baltimore really affordable.


The port’s operations over the years have enabled it to perfect its capabilities in offering car shipping services internationally. Well over 700,000 vehicles pass through it every year, thanks to its efficiency and cost feasibility in shipping cars to or from the Port of Baltimore. In fact, just quite recently, the Port of Baltimore set a new record, handling a total of 1,007,704 tons in vehicles in one month. This is, of course, thanks to the cost pooling that comes with shipping many cars in one shipment.

Car shipping firms like ours strive to offer quality service at the lowest fiscal obligation to clients, through ports like the Port of Baltimore. Need car shipping service through the Port of Baltimore? Talk to us.

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.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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