Auto Transport Services in Port Of Morehead City, North Carolina

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Shipping Cars To Or From Port Of Morehead City

The Port of Morehead city is the one of the deepest harbors among those on the east coast of the United States. The port which is only 6km from the Atlantic Ocean handles break as well as break bulk cargo. Many companies that offer services for shipping cars to or from port of Morehead City use the harbor on a regular basis. A-1 Auto Transport is one such company that offers vehicle transportation services within the US and overseas.

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So, what else makes the Port of Morehead city ideal for car shipments?

Strategic location

The Port of Morehead City is located on the Intracoastal Waterway in North Carolina. It is about 81 miles from the Port of Wilmington which is situated on the North East. On the south-south west, the port is 190 miles from the Port of Norfolk.  Due to its positioning, the port has become important for those shipping from neighboring cities. Some of the cities that use the port for shipping cars to or from Port of Morehead City include Jacksonville, Greenville, Rocky mount, Washington, and Elizabeth City. These cities are approximately 112 miles away from the sea port.


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Ease of access

The Port of Morehead City is easily accessible to Interstates 95 and 40 through Highways 17 and 70. Alternatively, port users can use the train service provided by Norfolk Southern Railway when transporting vehicles into the harbor. The use of the rail services makes access to storage areas, berths, warehouses, and transit sheds much easier. Auto transport companies are able to directly transfer heavy and pricey vehicles from the ship vessels onto the truck carriers. To lessen the hassle for truck drivers, the port has certified truck sales 24 hours a day. They also have a secured gate to provide maximum protection for port users.

Capabilities of the port

The facilities at the harbor are owned and operated by the North Carolina State Ports Authority. They are responsible for the maintenance of port facilities, equipment, skilled workforce, and the overall environment. To achieve this, they have invested in professional management techniques that ensure customer needs are met.

The capabilities of the port are diverse, allowing them to better handle simple and complex cargo shipping needs. Their labor force is experienced and , allowing them to offer shipping options that go beyond the norm. Some of the popular transport options available for vehicle movers at the port are Roll on roll off, container shipping, and air transport. Inland transportation is also available for companies that offer services in full container and less than full container load.

To add on to the professional services, the Port of Morehead also has a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). The two sites are different in terms of size, with the first one being a warehouse within the main terminal measuring 4.4 acres. The second one is an open storage area of about 40 acres in size.  In addition, the FTZ 67 has made available space for exhibition, limited manufacturing, storage, and cargo manipulation.

Shipping cars to or from port of Morehead City is our area of expertise. Call our sales team to get more information on our services.

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 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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