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Shipping Cars To Or From Port Of Manatee

The Port of Manatee is a deep-water port located in Tampa Bay Florida, on the eastern side of the Gulf of Mexico. It is one of the largest ports in Florida and is capable of handling project cargo, container cargo, bulk cargo, and breakbulk cargo. It is the United States’ closest deep-water port to the Panama Canal – an artificial canal that acts as a link between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

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Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time
In Transit
Miami to Port Of Manatee$250250 miles2-4 days
Port Of Manatee to Atlanta$486486 miles2-4 days
Port Of Manatee to Indianapolis$6141023 miles4-6 days
Port Of Manatee to Dallas$6821136 miles4-6 days
Port Of Manatee to Newark$6911152 miles4-6 days
Boston to Port Of Manatee$8241373 miles4-6 days
Los Angeles to Port Of Manatee$10232558 miles7-9 days
Portland to Port Of Manatee$12343084 miles7-9 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.

Car shipping through Port Manatee

Cars, both used and new, are some of the common commodities exported and imported through Port Manatee. The service of shipping cars to or from port of Manatee is mainly sought after by car dealers and individuals looking to export used vehicles to South American and African markets.

The US Customs and Border protection, the authority that regulates and enforces federal laws on importation and exportation, designated the port as a Class A point of entry for all foreign goods, including cars. The customs officers at the port can process foreign vehicles entering the US as long as they follow these strict guidelines.

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Many container ships leave the port for various overseas destinations and vice versa. Because Tampa Bay is directly connected to the Gulf of Mexico, the port is a very convenient location from which to ship cars to and from countries and continents touching the Atlantic Ocean coastline. Due to the port’s proximity to the Panama Canal, it is also convenient when shipping cars to the Pacific Rim.

The main method of shipping cars to or from port of Manatee is containerized shipping. The car can be loaded into a container at a container loading facility or at the port. Cars are loaded into either a 20-feet container or a 40-feet container depending on the size of the car. The advantage of the 40-feet container is that it can fit two average size cars, presenting an opportunity for cost-reduction through cost-sharing. Container loading and unloading happens at berth 12 and 14 at the port. These berths are served by mobile cranes that are capable of handling up to 30 containers per hour.

Project cargo shipping through the port of Manatee

The port has project cargo handling capabilities. The project cargo dock is equipped with two mobile cranes that boast the highest combined lift capacity of all the Florida Ports. There is a 70-acre large laydown area for the project cargo, and goods can stay there for up to 60 days. You can ship project cargoes, which are basically heavy equipment, to and from overseas through this port.

We ship project cargo to and from the port. Some of the cargoes we have handled in the past include heavy equipment for power plants, bridge parts, and oversized vehicles. We have the equipment needed to load your heavy equipment from its current location to and from the port.

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That you are reading through this post means that you are interested in shipping cars to or from port of Manatee. With us, A-1 Auto Transport, you can be sure that your car is safe and will be delivered on time. We have various overseas destinations and also ship from abroad to the US through Port Manatee.

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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 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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