Shipping Cars To or From Port of Seattle
Seattle is one of the most vibrant cities in the United States famously known for its active lifestyle, lip-smacking food and exotic places to visit. For this reason, every year it steals the heart of many tourists making it a booming economic hub. One of the biggest revenue generators in this beautiful city is the Port of Seattle that oversees both Seattle’s airport and seaport. The city being a favored destination for many tourists, the port of Seattle is often abuzz with activity day in day out. The estimated annual revenue generated is close to $20 billion.
Here’s what you need to know about shipping cars to or from Port of Seattle.
Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Estimated Time In Transit|
|Dallas to Port of Seattle||$231||231 miles||2-4 days|
|Sacramento to Port of Seattle||$562||750 miles||3-5 days|
|Port of Seattle to Salt Lake City||$624||832 miles||3-5 days|
|Denver to Port of Seattle||$783||1306 miles||4-6 days|
|St. Louis to Port of Seattle||$1054||2108 miles||6-8 days|
|Port of Seattle to Washington, D.C.||$1106||2767 miles||7-9 days|
|Indianapolis to Port of Seattle||$1125||2251 miles||6-8 days|
|Port of Seattle to New York||$1142||2856 miles||7-9 days|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.
Choose a trusted auto transport company
Shipping cars to or from port of Seattle is quite straightforward if you find a good shipping company. When selecting an auto mover, go for one that will offer exceptional and individualized service. With a bit of web searching, you will be able to uncover the true connoisseur in the industry.
The minimum requirements of a good auto transport company are as follows:
- It should be a licensed, insured, and bonded entity.
- The services offered should be affordable.
- They should have a dedicated customer care team.
Select a preferred shipping method
You have three main options when shipping cars to or from Port of Seattle. The first is booking your personal 20 ft. Container for a standard-sized automobile. After you supply the appropriate documentation and settle the bill with your auto transport company, your car will be loaded on the next ship set to sail. Be ready to part with a few hundred dollars if you opt for this technique. Owing to its pricey nature, only exotic cars that call for added protection are normally shipped via containers.
A cheaper alternative to consider is the roll-on/ roll-off (RoRo) method. Here your vehicle will simply be driven to the belly or hull of a Ro-Ro vessel before being braced and secured. The biggest trade-off with this technique is that it’s slower and that your vehicle will be exposed to elements such as wind, sun, hail, etc.
The last method is commonly referred to as bulk breaking which is a lesser form of container shipping. Your automobile will be shipped alongside other vehicles in a container bound for a similar final destination. Although it takes long to fill up one container, your car will enjoy added protection at half the cost.
Vehicle inspection and preparation
Before handing your car over to auto shipper, you need to conduct your own vehicle inspection and jot down a detailed report of the status of your vehicle. You can also opt to take pictures of the car from every angle to include in your report.
We at A-1 auto transport urge our clients to wash and service their cars. This way it will be rather easy to pick out any dents and scratches on the automobile to pen down in your report. Keep in mind that this is the basis on which you will file an insurance claim if your car sustains any damage while in transit. Kindly reach out to us if you need any assistance.
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.