Category Archives: USA

Going ashore in San Francisco

San Francisco

If your vessel calls the port of Oakland and you can afford the ‘luxury’ of a few hour break, you have to go outside the terminal and visit the city of San Francisco, one of the most famous, vivid and colourful cities in the United States.

Going ashore in Long Beach

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The Port of Long Beach is one of United States’ largest container ports. The city is situated in Los Angeles County, in the Southwestern part of California, on San Pedro Bay. Although the port is very big and crowded, going out for a visit into the city is not a difficult task which requires no more than 20 minutes.

Going ashore in Port Everglades, USA

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Fort Lauderdale is the closest city to Port Everglades and the favourite destination for the seafarers who arrive in the port and want to have a few hour relax time outside.

Going ashore in New Orleans, Louisiana

Going ashore in New Orleans

The Port of New Orleans is one of the largest and most crowded ports in the USA and it is situated on the Mississippi River, ~ 95 miles inside. A port container vessel calling the port of New Orleans is usually docked in one of the following terminals: Napoleon Container Terminal or Nashville Wharf.

Going ashore in Savannah, Georgia

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After a three hour maneuver up the Savannah River, you finally find yourself in the port of Savannah, Georgia, ready to get out of the ship and into the city.

As in most USA ports, also in the port of Savannah, you will have to obey some rules and regulation regarding movement inside the terminal. A shuttle bus service is not available in the port because some other cars are entitled to come inside and take you from the ship.

Going ashore in New York, USA

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If the port container vessel you are travelling with (or just working on) is calling New York, most probably you will arrive in one of the ports belonging to the state of New Jersey, which is located opposite from Manhattan, on the other side of Hudson River. The most important ports from this area are Port Elizabeth, Newark and Raritan. Under these circumstances, visiting Manhattan is always very difficult to accomplish, even for those well trained travelers. 

Going ashore in Miami, USA

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Because of its location – as the gateway between the United States and Central America, the Caribbean, and South America – the Port of Miami is one of the world’s leading passenger ports. With big cruise vessels arriving and leaving every day and smaller passenger vessels departing every hour, the port of Miami is a dream destination for people all over the world.

Going ashore in Charleston, USA

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To get out of the port, the most reliable choice is to call for a taxi with TWIC permit. There is no shuttle bus available inside the port and walking is not permitted. For these reasons, taxis which hold a TWIC permit are allowed to enter the port and pick up clients exactly from the ship.