More countries are now importing American auto-related exports
Auto goods shipped around the world often pass through U.S. ports in states not generally considered “auto” states by the public. In fact, every region of the U.S. has port facilities busily loading and unloading cars and parts. For example; Baltimore, MD and Brunswick, GA are leading auto ports. Over 2,400 miles from the traditional auto center of Detroit, Grays Harbor in Washington State alone saw increased exports of 27 percent, approaching 100,000 units per year. And, in an “auto state” with assembly plants, the Alabama State Port Authority plans to develop a $54 million finished vehicle terminal at the Port of Mobile.