Atlanta, September 14, 2010 --- Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) announced that it is moving its port of operations from the Port of Baltimore to the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Porsche has already begun delivering its cars to the Davisville location, with the first shipment from Germany arriving earlier this week. On an annual basis, the port will serve as the entry point for some 11,000 Porsches that are bound for dealerships throughout the Northeast.
PCNA made the move from Baltimore for a variety of reasons, including the opportunity to better streamline its shipping operations with VW Transport, which already uses the Port of Davisville to bring in Volkswagen and Audi brand cars. Additionally, the move will allow Porsche to save money in federal harbor taxes and other operational costs.
“The Port of Davisville represents one of the country’s top facilities,” said Justin Newell, PCNA’s manager of vehicle logistics. “From an efficiency standpoint, it is perhaps one of the best so-called roll-on-roll-off ports in the industry, and it exclusively handles automobile shipments.”
Porsche’s processing partner in Davisville is North Atlantic Distribution, Inc. (NORAD), which, according to Newell, is considered a benchmark in the business, employing the latest in state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and processes.
For trucking, Porsche will retain the same company it used in Baltimore: Accurate Auto Carriers.
Porsches other ports of entries are in Brunswick, Georgia, Houston, Texas and San Diego, California.
About Porsche Cars North America, Inc
A wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing.h.c.F.Porsche, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. and its 198 dealers offer U.S. customers some of the most technically advanced and high-performance vehicles in the world. Porsche is also synonymous with supreme quality and first-class customer treatment. A testament to this is the fact that Porsche has been ranked No.1 in J.D. Power and Associates’ prestigious Initial Quality Study (IQS) during four of the past five years. Also, Porsche is fully and publically committed to being a leader in significantly lowering emissions, and saving fuel. The company’s guiding credo is “Porsche Intelligent Performance” and the goal is to prove that Porsche’s high performance and efficiency are not contradictory terms. A dramatic example of this is the highly-anticipated 918 Spyder — a super sports car that is also a planned plug-in hybrid. Of course this is nothing new for Porsche, which for 62 years has developed numerous technologies that have advanced vehicle performance, improved safety and spurred environmental innovations. Obviously, one expects such achievements from the most revered race car brand in the world --- one that has accumulated more than 28,000 motorsport victories. Today, PCNA imports the cars that are the product of this great history, including the iconic 911 series, the renowned Boxster and Cayman mid-engine sports cars, the high-end Cayenne sport utility vehicles and the four-passenger Panamera Gran Turismo cars.