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Old 08-27-2010, 03:13 AM   #1
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Question What US ports ship trailers to UK

Hi, I'm currently trying to identify which US ports people have used to ship trailers to the UK. So far, I'm aware of Galveston, TX being one and Baltimore being another.

In the UK I'm aware of Southampton being a receiving port.

If anyone can enlighten me as to which US ports ship to which UK ports this would be very helpful in my seeking out an Airstream to import.

Thanks kindly
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I dropped one at Baltimore a few years ago. I think New York is an option also, but I wasn't willing to fight my way through that area.
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Why then this trouble, take nevertheless one already on your continent is and at you can look!?! I am gladly I have made this thus. I found mine with airstream4u near Hamburg.....
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:41 AM   #4
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I dropped one at Baltimore a few years ago. I think New York is an option also, but I wasn't willing to fight my way through that area.
having driven in NYC, I can understand why.
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Shipping port

"New York City" itself hosts virtually "no" shipping any longer, unless you'd like to count cruise ship passengers....

fifty years ago, almost all of the newly containerized & specialized shipping moved from the piers on both sides of the Hudson River to the south and west, to Port Newark and the Elizabeth Marine Terminal (aka Port Elizabeth) in the Upper New York Bay.

iirc, I had a conversation with a fellow from Putnam County, New York last year who says that he has exported Airstreams to the UK and other parts of Europe. he also claimed that it was worth it to him to use Baltimore Harbor rather than the NJ port, as the overall cost was still lower.

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I know that Frank Yensen uses Baltimore quite a bit.

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Airstream uses Baltimore for their new trailers going to Europe.
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Galveston, Texas can do it as well.
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You're better to find one down in the South West which is rot free and send it on K line out of Galveston via Zeebrugge to Southampton and then drive North. You can have yourself a nice roadtrip from Cali down to Houston. Highly recommended.
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Hi, I'm currently trying to identify which US ports people have used to ship trailers to the UK. So far, I'm aware of Galveston, TX being one and Baltimore being another.

In the UK I'm aware of Southampton being a receiving port.

If anyone can enlighten me as to which US ports ship to which UK ports this would be very helpful in my seeking out an Airstream to import.

Thanks kindly
Brunswick, Ga is a shipping port also.....JC
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:22 PM   #11
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Mine was shipped from Baltimore to Southampton (Cheapest and most reliable and direct route). Mine took 16 days to get to Southampton.

Be careful of folks offering this service as some lines offload everything in Rotterdam before onward shipping to Southampton. definitely "Not Good".
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I bought my motor home in to Southampton from Charleston, I bought it 2 years ago on here from San Diego and a couple days later K Line shipping stopped all ro/ro from LA and Texas [ have they reopened them?] I had to pay to have it transported from West coast to East coast, which was fun.
I can recommend Kingstown shipping I've used them for many years
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Hi there, I don't suppose you could recommend a shipper? Baltimore to Southampton? Many thanks
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As I put in my post kingstown shipping ask for mark tell him keith killick put you in touch

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