Shipping Cars To or From Port Plaquemines
The Port of Plaquemines is a Louisiana fortune nestled at the mouth of the Mississippi River just about 20 miles south of the sprawling metropolitan city of New Orleans. Having been stationed in the Gulf of Mexico, the port of Plaquemines possesses a tactical advantage of navigating the Panama Canal and Latin American Ports with ease. It is situated perfectly to cater to the ever growing global markets. It’s a top-ranked exporter and importer of gas, grain, oil and automobiles, and as such, it has become a household name in the industry.
As the traffic in the port continues to grow, the more hurdles you are likely to endure. You’ll have it on good authority to look for a trusted car shipping company like A-1 Auto transport to ease the burden. Here are a few more hacks on shipping cars to or from port of Plaquemines.
Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Estimated Time In Transit|
|Houston to Port Plaquemines||$357||357 miles||2-4 days|
|Nashville to Port Plaquemines||$405||541 miles||2-4 days|
|Atlanta to Port Plaquemines||$479||479 miles||2-4 days|
|Port Plaquemines to Kansas City||$640||854 miles||3-5 days|
|Port Plaquemines to Washington, D.C.||$656||1094 miles||4-6 days|
|New York to Port Plaquemines||$788||1314 miles||4-6 days|
|Boston to Port Plaquemines||$920||1534 miles||5-7 days|
|Port Plaquemines to Seattle||$1048||2620 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 the right time of year
Prices for auto transport companies often hit the fan during the Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) owing to the bevy of tourists that trickle into the neighboring city, New Orleans. Shipping cars to or from port of Plaquemines during this period will be very cumbersome given that most reputable companies will be at capacity.
Find the right auto shipping company
You need to find an affordable shipping company that is not only safe but reliable as well. Keep in mind Louisiana is famous for its bayous and swamps, making it a tall order to ship a car here. Be sure that the shipping company you choose is well-equipped to deliver your automobile to the location agreed upon without a hitch. The best way to do so is to look at the online testimonials and reviews.
Be well prepared for shipping
The paperwork required for shipping cars to or from Port of Plaquemines is very extensive and varies from one type of vehicle to another. Before setting sail, we at A-1 transport will enlighten you on what kind of documentation you need, depending on the vehicle you want to ship. The principal documents include; a legitimate driver’s license, proof of ownership, and vehicle identification number (VIN).
To pass the vehicle inspection, you ought to clean your car from top to bottom. Ascertain that your vehicle is in peak working condition and that it is safe before the vehicle inspection at the port. Any exterior add-ons that are not a prime component of the car should be detached and the alarm system switched off.
Shipping line and port charges
After your vehicle safely arrives at the port of Plaquemines, you will have to compensate the shipping line agents for handling your automobile at the dock. You also have to bear the standard cost for clearing your car with the border services and US customs.
Mode of shipment
You can opt for the cost-friendly Ro Ro whereby your car is easily driven onto the ship without rendering the services of a crane. Or you can for the alternative technique that employs the use of sophisticated loading materials to carefully stock your vehicle in a container.
Please contact the A-1 Auto Transport team if in need of further 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.