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Shipping Cars To or From Port of San Francisco, California

The West Coast is well known for its marine activities, including port trade activities. The States of Washington, Oregon, and California provide the west coast sea ports that the neighboring states depend on for international ocean freight services. The neighboring states which include Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona – and even Wyoming and Colorado – are landlocked in nature. Most of their international trading activities happen through the sea ports on the coastal states on America’s western hemisphere.  For international car shipping services, car haulers first have to haul the vehicle(s) via road on long haul trucks to the closest and most convenient sea port available. Among these sea ports in consideration is the Port of San Francisco, California.

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Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time In Transit
Port of San Francisco to Los Angeles$382382 miles2 – 4 days
Port of San Francisco to Portland$476635 miles3 – 5 days
Phoenix to Port of San Francisco$564753 miles3 – 5 days
Omaha to Port of San Francisco$10011669 miles5 – 7 days
Dallas to Port of San Francisco$10401734 miles5 – 7 days
Jacksonville to Port of San Francisco$11182797 miles7 – 9 days
Port of San Francisco to New York$11652913 miles7 – 9 days
Port of San Francisco to Columbus$12232447 miles7 – 9 days

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

Port of San Francisco, California

Located on the northeastern shores of Peninsula is the Port of San Francisco. It is about 375 nautical miles shy of the largest port in the entire US, Port of Los Angeles, and just 4km west of the Port of Oakland. The port is a semi-independent organization and its run by a 5-member board of commissions that oversees all the ports activities. These activities range from ship repairs to international cargo transportation. A-1 Auto Transport Inc. works hand in hand with this 5-member board of commissions to acquire rights for shipping cars to or from Port of San Francisco, California.

The port lies on an entire 12km long San Francisco waterfront that offers direct access to the Pacific Ocean. The port is also logistically located to offer a convenient seaway and entry point to USA from Asia, Russia, and other European markets. This sees the port handling high tonnage all year round.


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Features of the Port of San Francisco, California

The Port, being an entry point, is equipped with favorable technology, tools, and resources that allow it to handle the high tonnage traffic all year round. The port, under its management body, operates over 500 ground, commercial, office, maritime, and retail leases.

The Port has a dedicated cargo pier with a total of five deep-water berths equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. They include loading and offloading equipment, on-dock rails, flat racks, cargo cranes, and service bays for cargo ships. The pier is large enough to handle all kinds of cargo, including containerized and Roll-on/Roll-off car shipments. The large heavy tonnage cranes facilitate containerized services for shipping cars to or from Port of San Francisco, California.

Ro-Ro

The cargo pier is also served by a paved 145-acre cargo staging which serves as a great area for Ro-Ro services, thanks to its direct-loading capability. Imported vehicles awaiting pick-up are safely parked on this cargo staging area; and so are the vehicles awaiting exportation. The cargo staging zone also works as a convenient drop-off and pick-up point for terminal to terminal car shipping services. Clients opting for enclosed storage facilities for their vehicles also enjoy over 550,000 sq. ft. of covered storage at this port.

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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 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, Inc., 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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