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Shipping Cars To or From Port of Redwood City, California

The Port of Redwood City is just 18 nautical miles shy of San Francisco Bay. It serves as the sole deep-water harbor in South San Francisco. Its prime location between the ever-expanding Silicon Valley/ San Jose region and San Francisco has allowed it to thrive as an inland transportation hub. It offers easy access to Union pacific Railroad and U. S Highway 101 hence saving the residents both shipping costs and time.

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Here are a few pointers you should take into account when shipping cars to or from port of Redwood City, California.

Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time
In Transit
Port of Redwood City to Los Angeles$363363 miles2 – 4 days
Port of Redwood City to Las Vegas$412550 miles2 – 4 days
Phoenix to Port of Redwood City$550734 miles3 – 5 days
Helena to Port of Redwood City$6551093 miles4 – 6 days
Omaha to Port of Redwood City$10151692 miles5 – 7 days
Port of Redwood City to San Antonio$10281714 miles5 – 7 days
Port of Redwood City to Indianapolis$11492298 miles6 – 8 days
New York to Port of Redwood City$11742937 miles7 – 9 days

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

Choose a reputable freight forwarder

Shipping cars to or from port of Redwood City, California is a detailed process that calls for the services of a reputable freight forwarder. You will need to contact an auto shipping company that can offer you a wide array of freight services at an affordable price. Before signing on the dotted line, ensure that they offer the following services:

  • Inland transportation.
  • Preparation of documents for both domestic and overseas shipping.
  • Insurance covers in case of damage or theft.
  • A custom broker who will speed up clearance processes.

Make sure that the cost listed in the quotation augers well with the quality and quantity of services offered. Ideally, the more the services, the greater the economies of scale; hence the lower the consolidated cost.

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Mode of shipping

The mode of transport available when shipping cars to or from Port of Redwood city, California, is container shipping. The method offers top-of-the-line safety by being both wind and water tight. You need not worry about damage from harsh marine elements.

The loading process requires the use of a crane that lifts up your vehicle and carefully places it in a 20 ft. or 40 ft. container. The personnel are well-trained in this process seeing as it calls for utmost precision. After the vehicle is seated in the container, its wheels will be restrained to the floor of the container by use of metal or wooden chocks. Afterwards the car will be lashed into position preventing it from moving while in transit. The only drawback with container shipping is the higher price tag it comes with.

Required documentation

In order to give your auto shipper sufficient time to comply with custom and security regulations, all shipping documents need to be assembled no later than five days prior to loading date. The basic documents required include:

  • Certificate of Title or bill of sale in case of lien holders.
  • Passport or valid driver’s license for proof of identity.
  • Bill of lading that is signed and notarized.
  • Vehicle identification Number.


Here’s what you need to do before handing your car over to the auto shipper

  • Thoroughly clean your car to rid it of any plant life and pests. This is a stipulation of the USDA and should be upheld to the letter to avoid any unwanted charges and delays.
  • Seeing as the only mode of shipment is container shipping, your gas tank should be fully drained to avoid any leaks.

Kindly reach out to us if you need any assistance shipping cars to or from Port of Redwood city, California.

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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