Shipping Cars To or From Port of Boston
The Port of Boston is one of the most significant sea ports, not only on the East coast, but also in the entire USA. It is located on the natural-made Boston Harbor, just adjacent to Boston City, in Massachusetts. It has been significant in trading since the 1630s and has over the centuries grown into an international trading port, serving exports and imports from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The Massachusetts Port Authority has been in charge of its operations since the year 1956, overseeing all activities including authorization of car shipping companies to offer the services of shipping cars to or from Port of Boston.
Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Estimated Time In Transit|
|Port of Boston to New York||$215||215 miles||2 - 4 days|
|Philadelphia to Port of Boston||$308||308 miles||2 - 4 days|
|Port of Boston to Minneapolis||$838||1397 miles||4 - 6 days|
|Omaha to Port of Boston||$860||1434 miles||4 - 6 days|
|Port of Boston to Miami||$899||1499 miles||4 - 6 days|
|Houston to Port of Boston||$1108||1847 miles||5 - 7 days|
|Port of Boston to Los Angeles||$1192||2982 miles||7 - 9 days|
|San Francisco to Port of Boston||$1238||3095 miles||7 - 9 days|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.
Car shipping companies like A-1 Auto Transport Inc. work with sea port authorities to ship vehicles out of or into the US. We in particular only work through the best ports. Shipping cars requires special facilities and equipment mostly found in the major cargo shipping ports of USA.
Among the port facilities include ro-ro equipment to aid in roll-on/roll-off models of car shipping. They also include different types of cranes including deck cranes, container cranes, quay cranes, gantry cranes, mobile cranes and dockside cranes. They each serve a specific function to aid car shipments. For instance, the container and deck cranes are used to load and offload cargo containers with cars in them while the mobile cranes are used to load crated motorcycles onto the cargo ship.´
Port facilities exclusive to Port of Boston
Aside from the common port facilities found in all major cargo shipping ports, the Port of Boston offers extra facilities that aid in shipping cars to or from Port of Boston. They include the following:
The Port of Boston has direct access to major interstates including I-90, I-93, I-95 and U.S. 1. It also has direct access to a truck-only haul road. This is advantageous to us as we can ship cars overseas through the Port of Boston from any state crossed by the interstates. We simply haul the cars using our long haul trucks directly to the ports for export. It is also advantageous because we can also deliver cars coming into this port from overseas to our clients located as far as the West End in Seattle, WA.
We provide a hassle-free shipping experience, thanks to the Port of Boston’s access to ground transportation. We also have a comprehensive quote calculator that will provide a cost estimate of how much the transit through the interstates will cost.
The Port of Boston has four dedicated terminals, two of which are dedicated exclusively to shipping automobiles. These are the Conley terminal and the Boston Auto port also known as Charlestown. The Conley terminal exclusively works as a containerized car shipping terminal while the Charlestown terminal is dedicated exclusively to roll-on/roll-off car shipping together with other non-container car shipping methods.
Through the Interstates and the haul truck only road, we can offer shipping cars to or from Port of Boston. Give us a call today and let’s get your car in transit.
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.