Importing Japanese Cars to USA - Cheaper Car Shipping to the West Coast than the East Coast

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Importing Japanese Cars to USA - Cheaper Car Shipping to the West Coast than the East Coast If you're importing cars from Japan to the United States, it is both cheaper & faster to import to California on the West Coast. That's because CA is closer to the out-bound shipping ports of Japan, namely Nagoya, Chiba & Fukushima, which are often used to export cars and other cargo. Besides, the West Coast has a lot more harbor activity related to freight forwarding than New York on the East coast, so it should be easier to get the right import-export clearances faster. As an example, if you are shipping your car in a 20ft container from Japan, it costs $2500 to get it to Los Angeles or Long Beach. The corresponding cost for the East Coast (including New York & Detroit) is between $3000-4000 Source Website Japanese Car Imports to the US - How To Import Japanese Cars (Click to visit)