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Shipping Cars To or From Port of St. Petersburg, Florida

Florida offers a vast coastline that borders the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Over the centuries, its ports have acted as a point of entry and foreign exchange zones for the US. Car shipping firms including A-1 Auto Transport Inc. use the ports along the shores of Florida to offer international car shipping services. Among these ports is the Port of St. Petersburg, Florida or as it is known in short; Port St. Pete.

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Port of St. Petersburg, Florida

The port is located in the fourth largest city in the State of Florida from which it also gets its name; Port St. Petersburg. It is located on the shores of Tampa Bay, just on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. The port was historically started as a cruise passenger port that facilitated passenger cruising between Florida, Cuba, Mexico, and also the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. It is run and managed by the City of St. Petersburg, which over the years has through congressional approval expanded the port to greater cargo-handling capacity. It is today among the busiest ports in Florida, handling cargo from vessels operating around the Gulf of Mexico. We, through the port’s management group, offer the services of  shipping cars to or from Port of St. Petersburg, Florida


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Port Facilities

The Port of St. Petersburg, Florida, is equipped to handle car imports and exports in great numbers. It lies on a total acreage of 4 acres and contains about 1300 feet of bulkhead wharfage. Of the 1300 feet, 70% of it is used exclusively for cargo handling. The port renovations have seen the port handling all types of cargo. This includes:

  1. Containerized cargo: The Port of St. Petersburg, Florida, is equipped with pedestal cranes, mobile cranes, floating cranes, as well as container-loading facilities that promote shipping cars to or from Port of St. Petersburg, Florida using intermodal containers. This enclosed mode of transportation offers extra protection to your vehicles as the heavy metal frame blocks external elements such as water, wind, sand, and debris. However, this mode of shipping is slightly expensive in comparison to open air transportation methods like Ro-Ro.
  1. Ro-Ro cargo: The port of St. Petersburg, Florida, is equipped with roll-on/roll-off technology that facilitates Ro-Ro modes of transporting vehicles. In this mode, the vehicles are simply driven onto (rolled-on) the cargo vessel, and upon destination, the cars are driven-off (rolled-off) to the harbor. This mode of transportation is cheaper because the absence of the containers translates to more space. As a result, many cars are shipped together thus creating a cost-pooling opportunity. For this reason, we are able to offer affordable services of shipping cars to or from port of St. Petersburg, Florida through this open air Ro-Ro method.

We serve all states!

We offer car shipping services through the Port of St. Petersburg, Florida to all states neighboring the State of Florida. If you come from Alabama, Georgia, and other nearby states, we are happy to serve you. Contact us today for the best car shipping services in town.

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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