Shipping Cars To or From Port of Galveston
Texas is known for a number of sea ports, and one of them is the Port of Galveston. The port, located in Galveston City, TX, dates back as early as 1825 before Texas was a State on its own. It is the oldest port west of New Orleans, in the Gulf of Mexico. It has been under the management of Galveston Wharves Board of Trustees, which oversees all its operations which are greatly international car shipments. Many of the renowned car shipping companies including us, A-1 Auto Transport Inc. operate through this management body to gain rights for shipping cars to or from Port of Galveston.
Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Estimated Time In Transit|
|Port of Galveston to Dallas||$289||289 miles||2 - 4 days|
|Port of Galveston to Atlanta||$609||812 miles||3 - 5 days|
|Port of Galveston to Miami||$723||1206 miles||4 - 6 days|
|Phoenix to Port of Galveston||$736||1228 miles||4 - 6 days|
|Las Vegas to Port of Galveston||$906||1511 miles||5 - 7 days|
|Boston to Port of Galveston||$1122||1870 miles||5 - 7 days|
|Port of Galveston to Portland||$1161||2322 miles||6 - 8 days|
|Port of Galveston to San Jose||$1163||1939 miles||5 - 7 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 Galveston
The Port of Galveston is naturally featured to aid heavy cargo shipping from the Gulf of Mexico. It has a direct channel leading it to the open waters in the Gulf of Mexico. With a minimum depth of 45 feet and the narrowest point measuring 1,200 feet, this channel can comfortably accommodate both medium-sized and extra-large cargo ships. The channel offers a 30-minute sail between the port and the open waters of the Gulf, stretching across a 9.3-mile seaway for incoming and outgoing ships. Any vehicle shipping company will see this as a plus when shipping cars to or from Port of Galveston.
Port of Galveston Terminals
The port of Galveston has a total of 15 different terminals spread along the 9.3-mile long channel, alongside the Gulf intercoastal waterway, just at the entrance of Galveston Bay from the Gulf and on the northern most side of Galveston Island. Of the 15 terminals, three are dedicated to serving vehicle shipment activities. They include:
- Foreign Trade Zone: This terminal is dedicated to offering warehouse facilities. These facilities are primal for vehicles either awaiting export, or vehicles that have just been shipped into the US and haven’t yet been picked up by clients.
- Pier 10 Terminal: This terminal is dedicated to offering truck services. When we flat-rack or close-haul your vehicle from inland states through long haul trucks for shipping cars to or from Port of Galveston, this is the terminal we first report to. After the vehicles are cleared, the ones shipped inside enclosed containers are loaded onto the cargo ships using heavy tonnage cranes.
- Pier 34 Terminal: This 38-ft deep terminal offers Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro-Ro) car shipping services. The vehicles under this mode are simply driven onto the cargo ship and driven off it upon arrival at the destination. The terminal also offers warehouse facilities to safely house the vehicles under Ro-Ro shipment from external factors like debris and weather.
The rich facilities of the Port of Galveston allows it to handle well over 32,500 cars per year on imports only, ranking it 48th overall in terms of total trade both foreign and domestically. The Port of Galveston has a record that speaks for itself. It has always been, and will still remain, among the ports that A-1 Auto Transport Inc. ships vehicles through.
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.