Shipping Cars To Or From Port Of New Orleans
In 2016, the Port of New Orleans set a record for the highest number of container shipments in its history. The monthly record was set in April and May at the Napoleon Avenue Container terminal. Apart from containerized cargo, the port also handles break bulk, project and heavy lift cargo. Car shipping companies also prefer the port since it connects to many parts of the US via the Mississippi river. Shipping cars to or from Port of New Orleans is a simple process when you partner up with a reputable transport company.
So, what do you need to have a great shipping experience to and from Port of New Orleans?
Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Estimated Time In Transit|
|Houston to Port Of New Orleans||$349||349 miles||2-4 days|
|Atlanta to Port Of New Orleans||$471||471 miles||2-4 days|
|Louisville to Port Of New Orleans||$531||708 miles||3-5 days|
|Port Of New Orleans to Washington, D.C.||$651||1086 miles||4-6 days|
|New York to Port Of New Orleans||$783||1306 miles||4-6 days|
|Boston to Port Of New Orleans||$915||1526 miles||5-7 days|
|Port Of New Orleans to Seattle||$1045||2613 miles||7-9 days|
|Port Of New Orleans to Sacramento||$1114||2229 miles||6-8 days|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.
Book the services of a reliable shipping company
Hire auto shipping companies that are familiar with the ins and outs of the port. They should also be experienced in shipping both locally and abroad. Ensure that they are licensed and bonded before signing up for their services. Their technicians should also be well-trained for various types of shipping services. If unsure of their ability in shipping your car, go through online reviews to get an idea of the kind of services they offer.
Prepare your car in advance
Car owners are required to clean their cars before handing them over to a shipping company. The cars should also be free of any personal items that would hinder its transpiration to and from New Orleans. Shipping a vehicle that has low levels of car fluids makes it a little lighter, resulting in less transport costs. Also, have a closer look at your car and take note of any defects so that you can notice any new ones upon delivery. Most shipping companies have insurance for cars in transit to cover any damages that might take place before, during, and after the journey.
Confirm delivery options
Depending on your preference the pickup and delivery can be done by the car shipment company. Whether you live near or far from the port, New Orleans car shipping services will handle the process on your behalf. Ensure that you confirm whether they have door to door or terminal to terminal delivery of vehicles. Delivery to your door might be a bit expensive but it is very convenient for many vehicle owners. However, terminal delivery is ideal if you are on a budget or have no current address in your new location.
Valid registration documents
Freight carriers that operate nationwide and overseas require car owners to have valid registration documents. The documents which are needed at US customs offices at border entry points make the clearance process much faster. The documents are required in their original form or even copies depending on the laws of a state or country. Most shipping companies are aware of the documents needed and can guide you along on the clearance process.
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.