VW to Shorten US Delivery Times with New Port of Benicia

Hot on the heels of a record-breaking January, Volkswagen has opened the Port of Benicia in California. The port will service the US’s northwest, delivering cars for VW, Audi, Bentley, and Porsche.

“Selecting the Port of Benicia as our Northwestern U.S. port is part of our growth strategy in North America,” said Anu Goel, Executive VP for Group After Sales & Services. “In utilizing the Port of Benicia, we will be able to bring Audi, Bentley and Volkswagen products closer to our California customers and provide enhanced customer service in this key market.

The port is a $1.3 million dollar investment for the region and will create nearly 40 jobs. The 645-acre port is expected to bring about 220,000 vehicles into the country over the next five years and will serve 81 dealers.

The ships will bring Tiguans, e-Golfs and 2019 Jettas to the US, as well as A4s, A5 Sportbacks, and Q5s.

The Arteon will also be among the vehicles coming in through the Port of Benicia, helping to lower delivery times for northwestern buyers.