Shipping Cars To or From Port of Los Angeles
Right in the heart of San Pedro Bay lies one of the biggest economic treasures LA has to offer- The Port of Los Angeles. It’s been affectionately dubbed America’s port seeing as it’s the leading sea port in all of North America, in terms of activity and revenue. Thanks to its competitive pricing, world-class infrastructure, and dedicated personnel, its daily cargo turnover stands at $1.2billion. Albeit the biggest revenue earner is furniture, shipping cars to or from Port of Los Angeles comes in at a close second.
Given that this West Coast Port is the busiest and most popular auto destination in United States it is important to educate yourself on a few key issues before diving in head first. Here’s what you need to know about shipping cars to or from Port of Los Angeles.
Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Estimated Time In Transit|
|Port of Los Angeles to San Francisco||$406||406 miles||2 - 4 days|
|Port of Los Angeles to Tuscon||$496||496 miles||2 - 4 days|
|Denver to Port of Los Angeles||$619||1032 miles||4 - 6 days|
|Houston to Port of Los Angeles||$934||1558 miles||5 - 7 days|
|Port of Los Angeles to Kansas City||$980||1634 miles||5 - 7 days|
|Port of Los Angeles to Nashville||$1008||2016 miles||6 - 8 days|
|Port of Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.||$1072||2680 miles||7 - 9 days|
|New York to Port of Los Angeles||$1125||2813 miles||7 - 9 days|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.
Partner with the right auto shipping company
Finding the right auto shipping company is half the battle when transporting cars to or from any port. Ideally, you ought to go for one that offers an array of services at a bargain basement price. Closely look at their insurance policy, adherence to federal laws & guidelines, and of course, testimonials. What kind of delivery service do they offer? Do they keep time?
Beware of cunning auto shipping firms out to make a quick buck that lure you with the promise of cheap shipping only to factor in hidden charges such as separate insurance costs just after signing a contract. You will be better off asking for the total cost beforehand.
We at A-1 Auto Transport pride ourselves as industry leaders by offering safe and reliable auto shipping that is affordable to all.
Decide on mode of shipment
Shipping cars to and from the port of Los Angeles affords you the luxury of choice between two main techniques; Roll on Roll off and Container shipping. Ro Ro is the mainstream option where your car is loaded and unloaded simply by driving it onto and off the ship using loading ramps. It is wildly cost-efficient and quicker than its counterpart. The only caveat is that it is not suitable for all kinds of vehicles.
However, if you are shipping a high-end car, container shipping is the safer bet. Here your automobile will be loaded into a container that is shut tight for safety. The destination also plays a significant factor in choosing mode of shipment. Keep in mind not all destination ports have the equipment to unload vehicles from the Ro Ro vessel hence forcing you to go with container.
Preparing for shipping
The most basic requirement for shipping cars to or from Port of Los Angeles is having the appropriate documentation. Note that this varies for new cars, used cars, and junk cars. Click here for extensive review.
Your car also needs to be thoroughly cleaned to allow for a hassle-free inspection at the ports. Also, make sure to rid your automobile of any exterior add-ons. This then makes the loading procedure trouble free. Lastly, to avoid gas-related accidents do not fill up your tank, a quarter-full is ideal.
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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.