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Shipping Cars To Or From Port Of Long Beach
With international car shipping you have two options – air transport or water transport. Obviously, water transport is the more affordable of the two options and it requires a seaport such as the Port of Long Beach. It is one of the many ports in the US we use to provide overseas car shipping services. This article explains the process of shipping cars to or from the Port of Long Beach.
About the Port of Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach is located in California, just a short distance south of Los Angeles. The port is the second busiest in the US. It is convenient for car carriers as it is big – it occupies 3,200 acres. As it is located along the Pacific coast, it serves as a major trade gateway between Asia and the US. We often use to ship cars between the US and Asian countries such as Japan and China.
Finding a shipping company
The first step of shipping cars to or from Port of Long Beach is finding a shipping company. Being a major port, very many auto carriers rely on the port. When finding a Long Beach vehicle transporter, look for experience. Not just any experience, but experience shipping the type of vehicle you want to be transported, be it a classic, an ATV, a boat, or an RV.
Make sure that the company is registered with the US Department of Transport. You can verify the registration on this website.
A-1 Auto Transport is a good Long Beach car transporter as we are registered, experienced and reputable.
A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. 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.
Request a quote
After finding a good car shipper, contact them for a quote. It is in your best interest to provide all the details of the car for an accurate quote. Several factors affect the shipping rates;
Distance – We ship cars to or from this port to any part of the country. But, the larger the distance between the port and the pickup or delivery location, the higher the shipping rate.
Shipping method – The shipping methods are enclosed truck and open truck. The latter is cheaper but exposes the vehicle to harm from road debris and harsh weather. We always recommend enclosed truck carriers when transporting vehicles over long distances and when transporting valuable cars such as classics. Visit this page to request a free quote.
Contact the shipping company to book the service
After getting an affordable quote from a reputable shipper, contact them for final agreements on price and to book their services. The company will then provide you with a pickup date. Often, these dates are estimates, but a good company will not delay more than 48 hours from the given date. Depending on the distance, weather, and traffic conditions, delivery can take anywhere from 1 day to 2 weeks.
Shipping cars to or from the Port of Long Beach is a simple process with the right shipper. We ship to the port from all locations in the US and from other countries. Similarly, we ship from the port to any location in the US to various overseas locations. Call us on the number at the top of the page for more details.