Auto Transport Services in Port Of Chester, Pennsylvania

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Shipping Cars To Or From Port Of Chester, Pennsylvania

The Port of Chester, Pennsylvania, lies on the western banks of the Delaware River. The port, which is about 16 miles southwest of Philadelphia, is part of the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area. The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, which manages the port of Philadelphia, oversees the port of Chester. It has long been home to shipbuilding and automobile manufacturing industries. The terminals at the port can handle containerized cargo and project cargo. Read on to find out more about shipping cars to or from port of Chester, Pennsylvania.

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Port of Chester access

As mentioned before, the port lies on the banks of the Delaware River. The river empties into the Atlantic Ocean via the Delaware Bay. The river is large enough to accommodate ocean-going vessels. These vessels can dock at the port of Chester and the nearby port of Philadelphia.

Car transport companies ship vehicles to or from the port via road through Interstate 95 (I-95) and Interstate 476 (I-476) highways.


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Overseas car shipping through the Port of Chester

The Penn Terminals, which is privately owned, manages the docks at the port of Chester. It is a marine terminal offering stevedoring services. Penn Terminals has facilities that can handle containerized cargo. Therefore, shipping cars to or from port of Chester, Pennsylvania is possible through the use of containers. There is enough space at the terminals for container stripping and stuffing. Container ships from the port are headed for different overseas destinations.

The port also has project cargo handling capabilities. The type of project cargoes we ship there for overseas shipping include locomotives, oversized vehicles, big boats, yachts, and other varied pieces of heavy equipment.

US customs officers are available at the port in case inspection of inbound or outbound cargo is required.

RORO car shipping

The most popular and economical method of overseas car shipping is the roll-on/roll-off method. The vehicles are driven into (rolled-on) the belly of the RORO vessel, and safely secured in a designated space on one of the decks of the ship. On arrival at the destination, the vehicle is driven out (rolled-off) of the ship.

Unfortunately, the port of Chester does not have RORO facilities. Individuals and car dealers in need of RORO international car shipping could use the nearby port of Philadelphia. This port has a Ro/Ro berth and vehicle processing facility for clearing inbound vehicles. This port is only 14.4 miles northeast of Chester.

Choosing a good port of Chester transporter

The most challenging step during overseas shipping is finding a good shipper. There are so many international auto shippers. But unfortunately, not all of them provide great services. Some of the things you should look for include;

  • License and safety ratings. This information is provided on the US DOT website.
  • Ask for a certificate of insurance.
  • Check their online reviews on ratings on BBB, Transport Reviews, Yelp, and other review sites.
  • Ask how many years they have been in the transport industry.

A-1 Auto Transport provides the services of shipping cars to or from the port of Chester, Pennsylvania. From these customer reviews, it is evident that we provide quality services. We pride ourselves in offering affordable shipping rates. Visit this page for a free quote.

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 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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