Car Transport to New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is the largest city by population in the state of Louisiana and a major port city not just in the state, but in the entire U.S. It is also coterminous with Orleans Parish, which is the equivalent to a county in most other states. New Orleans proper is home to almost 344,000 residents and anchors the New Orleans Metropolitan Statistical Area, home to over 1.1 million total residents. Straddling the Mississippi River is southeastern Louisiana, New Orleans is a vital trading port in the United States and its parish is the third-largest in population in the state, after Jefferson and East Baton Rouge Parishes. It was the largest before 2005 and the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the city and from which New Orleans is still recovering from.
As mentioned, New Orleans anchors the New Orleans Metropolitan Statistical Area, home to over 1.15 million people. While not the largest metro area in the U.S., or even the Deep South for that matter, New Orleans is still a major transportation and logistics hub in the country and in the region, which really helps when searching for auto transport services to or from the city. New Orleans is a city that sees a lot of trading going on within it; despite it’s size, it’s still one of the most popular shipping cities in the Deep South thanks to its location on the most powerful river in North America and on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. The amount of people and the popularity of the area make it cheaper during most times of the year to ship to or from, and it is also fairly popular among both customers and carriers – in other words, its size makes it more popular, which makes it cheaper to ship to or from more often than not.
New Orleans sits on the southern banks of Lake Pontchartrain, and in terms of getting to or from the city that’s easily done via Interstate 10, the main east-west interstate through the Deep South. I-10 is the only primary interstate that actually runs through the city, though it links to several auxiliary interstates near the downtown area including I-310 and I-610. If you’re shipping north out of New Orleans – or south into it – I-55 is usually the way that carriers will take in or out of the city, though they can also take I-59. The interstates surrounding New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain aren’t the easiest to navigate, though it helps they are interstates and not state highways; that said, most of the time its size and ease of access are going to help you save money in or out of the city.
During most of the year the weather is nice enough to entice car shippers to run routes in and out of New Orleans on a fairly regular basis. As you likely know, though, the late summer and fall months are hurricane season, and they can disrupt car shipping services (indeed, services in a lot of different industries) into or out of the city. While most hurricanes don’t do the amount of damage that Katrina did, they can cause problems and disrupt day-to-day operations of the city, which can be frustrating and also cause delays in auto transportation services. Keep an eye on the weather reports and make sure to discuss your shipping options with a live agent if you have questions or concerns about the weather and its effects on your auto transport services.
If you’re interested in shipping your vehicle to or from the city of New Orleans, be sure to take a minute and fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. If you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes from top-rated auto transport companies completely free of charge. Once you get your free quotes you can compare prices and services of those different shipping companies and find the right one for your shipping needs. If you have questions or concerns about our services, or if you need some help getting your free quotes, you can give us a call at 800-930-7417 toll-free and speak to one of our live, friendly auto transport agents. They can help answer your questions and get you quotes, and as experts in the industry can answer a lot of questions you may have. So call us today, or fill out our free form, and find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you.