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Port of Baltimore or Newark?

Discussion in 'General Truck Info' started by Japspec, Aug 11, 2023.

  1. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Good to know, so do I need to tell them which day I’m coming or can I just go there and wait in line? I’ll likely go Monday in that case.

    EDIT: My bad, just saw your post that you just show up! :)
     
  2. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Reserved a 6x12 w/ ramp since my Xterra is right at the limit for the car hauler so I’m afraid they will turn me away. Better safe than sorry…my friend will be coming with me so that’ll help with loading.

    DOUGNASH, I’m going to talk to my broker tomorrow about which documents to take with me to port, but just curious what documents did you need to bring to get the truck?
     
  3. DOUGNASH

    DOUGNASH Member

    I brought receipts from both payments, customs release and the work order from the broker. They had confirmation on the computer for both fees being paid so they only wanted to look at the work order from the broker.

    If you have everything done prior, once it is your turn with the one guy doing the processing, within 2-3 minutes he will give you the OK to go get the truck.

    It will definitely be easier with two people, bring a jump pack.
     
  4. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Sounds great, thank you! Will bring my jump pack. I’m going to call my broker today and ask for the work order needed and see if they paid the fee or if I will need to do so. They paid the $50 Norton Lily fee so gotta find out if they paid the port fee as well. I appreciate all the help so far, definitely a little nerve-wracking being my first time lol.
     
  5. JoejonesU42T

    JoejonesU42T New Member

    Had almost same exact experience at Baltimore port on 11.17.23. No waiting for escort as we had appointment at 1pm. Port closes for lunch from 1130am to 1pm. Bring and yellow safety vest or be sure escort has spare. Battery was dead but I brought cables. I used uhaul car carrier with built in ramps. Had to push together on angle as truck is narrow. Now own a 1991 Mitsubishi minicab 2 wheel drive.
     
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  6. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Happy Thanksgiving guys! Got all the paperwork I needed from my broker, and they also paid the $35 port fee. Got a 6x12 reserved and will be heading there Monday…a little nervous, never been to a port before but hoping its smooth sailing.
     
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  7. DOUGNASH

    DOUGNASH Member

    You will do fine
    Get there early !!
     
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  8. DOUGNASH

    DOUGNASH Member

    My new ride IMG_0028.jpeg
     
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  9. DOUGNASH

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  10. DOUGNASH

    DOUGNASH Member

    Park your rig right next to the train tracks
     
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  11. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Oh man the Bravos are amazing looking little vans, congrats! That looks in very good condition. Thanks for the tip on where to park, I’m going to try to get there by 7:30 at the latest.
     
  12. reggie98

    reggie98 Member

    I'm supposed to pick my truck up tomorrow, but my truck is stuck in the shop with a power steering issue. Other than renting a truck, what options exist to get my truck off the Port Newark property?Anyone dealt with a delivery/transportation service or off-site storage lot?
     
  13. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    When I went today there looked to be a couple of transporters, no idea their company name though. I would guess that unless they can accommodate on short notice the truck rental might be best. Did you use a broker or DIY import? I wonder if they might have a recommendation if you used a broker.

    I also received my truck today, was a pretty painless process, got in line at 7:25, 7 people ahead of me and about an hour wait after 8AM. Waiting and loading onto the 6x12 was probably the most grueling part…oh and getting up early.
     
  14. reggie98

    reggie98 Member

    I thought of that and contacted one that was local to the port, but they don't bother to answer the phone. Maybe the broker can assist.
     
  15. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Got it, yeah definitely ask your broker. Let me know how it goes and what you do, curious on your experience.
     
  16. reggie98

    reggie98 Member

    I was told it would be easier to pay for an additional day or two at the port.
    Japspec, have you been to DMV yet?
     
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  17. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Gotcha, how much do the extra days cost? Haven’t gone to the DMV yet, I still need to get insurance on the truck and everything together. Been busy after picking up the truck and with PA, I have to trailer it to the main DMV in Harrisburg for VIN inspection so I have to coordinate everything.

    I do plan on doing a bit of maintenance this weekend though!
     
  18. DOUGNASH

    DOUGNASH Member

    Got mine all registered last week.

    Hagerty for insurance
    Got the historical plates
    smooth process
    NY title on the way
     
  19. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Forgot to update with my registration…got it insured with Geico for now, registered and titled in PA as an antique a couple weeks ago. I went directly to Harrisburg and it was smooth.
     
  20. reggie98

    reggie98 Member

    Extra days are $50 each. I wouldn't say Newark was a breeze. They don't want you and your trailer on Ports America property. You have to drive your vehicle off the lot to wherever you found space to park by the railroad tracks. They don't care if you are running on fumes. They will reluctantly jump your dead battery. Guard never check my paperwork to determine if I had the right vehicle.
     

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