Shipping Cars To Or From Port Of Elvis Stahr Harbor, Kentucky
Elvis Stahr Harbor, better known as the Hickman Harbor, is located near Hickman City, Kentucky, on the banks of the Mississippi River. There are several acres of water frontage within the harbor limits, making the port an important inland port along the Mississippi River System. The harbor is named after Elvis Stahr who served as the Army Secretary when J. F. Kennedy was president. The port is operated by the Hickman-Fulton County Riverport Authority Inc. Read on to find out more about shipping cars to or from Port of Elvis Stahr Harbor, Kentucky.
Shipping cars through the port
Hickman harbor is a river port. The transport water vessels it accommodates are barges. Barges are an economical means of transport when compared to road and rail. But the speed of this mode of transport is too slow. For these reasons, overseas shipping of cars to or from Port of Elvis StahrHarbor, Kentucky is not feasible.
Kentucky, being a landlocked state, does not have a seaport. Residents of Hickman and the entire state of Kentucky have to use nearby seaports to ship cars internationally. When shipping via the Atlantic Ocean is more economical, you can use the following alternatives.
- Port of New Orleans, Louisiana
- Port of Louisiana, Louisiana
- Port of Mobile, Alabama
- Port of Pascagoula, Mississippi
When shipping to or from the Pacific Rim, it makes more sense to ship through the busy seaports in California such as;
After considering the port of entry or exit relative to the overseas location, you should consider the shipping method you prefer. Consult the port's website or call the managing authority to inquire about the auto cargo facilities they have. Here, you are looking for container handling equipment and a RORO dock. You should be very concerned if you would prefer RORO shipping. Only large ports have RORO docks and ramps.
Domestic shipping in Hickman
Not only do we ship cars internationally from and to Hickman, but also domestically. With our nationwide coverage, we can ship from Hickman to locations all over the US, including Hawaii and Alaska. We provide our full range of services in this area including door-to-door service, express shipping, sports and luxury car transport, and even satellite tracking of your car during shipment.
What to look for in an auto transporter
The challenging part of both domestic and international car shipping is finding a good car shipper. Due to limited knowledge of the transport industry, people do not know what to look for. A good auto carrier should be;
- Experienced and reputable. Check the company’s reviews and ratings on Transport Reviews, BBB, Yelp, and other good review sites.
- The US DOT licenses and keeps records of motor carriers. Check this information here.
- An insured company will easily take responsibility for any damages to your car when it is in their hands.
A-1 Auto Transport is licensed, insured, and has 30 years of experience. And according to these reviews, it has a good reputation. Hire us when shipping cars to or from Port of Elvis Stahr Harbor, Kentucky, and we will surely deliver your car safely. Visit this page for a free quote, or call us today.
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.