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Hawaii Cities We Service 

 Hilo, Island of Hawaii
 Honolulu, Island of Oahu
 Kahului, Island of Maui
 Nawiliwili, Island of Kauai
 Pearl City, Island of Oahu
 Lahaina, Island of Maui
 Laie, Island of Oahu
 Lihue, Island of Kauai
  Kaneohe, Island of Oahu
 Waialua, Island of Oahu
 Kihei, Island of Maui
 Hana, Island of Maui
 Hawi, Island of Hawaii 
 Honokaa, Island of Hawaii
 Kailua, Island of Hawaii
 Pahoa, Island of Hawaii
 Pahala, Island of Hawaii
 Hanalei, Island of Kauai
 Kapaa, Island of Kauai
 Kekaha, Island of Kauai

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Military Discount Hawaii Shipping
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Ratings Score:
Received Ratings: 415
Member Since: Feb 2005

Ratings History:
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Positive 9 29 415
Neutral 0 0 0
Negative 0 00

Recent Customer Comments:

Car arrived a week early today!!!
You guys are the best!
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Dana V.

Hi Linda,
Thank you so much for your help! You made it a really easy process for me. I can't wait to get my car!

Don B.

Just a note to let you know that my Nissan Leaf was successfully delivered last Saturday (4/19) in perfect condition.
Thanks again for all your support in helping me accomplish this transfer.


Thanks Linda,
We picked her up today she looks great. Good to have her here. Thanks for all your help. This was easier and so much faster than I thought it was going to be.
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Hawaii Car Shipping Services - Frequently Asked Questions

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Hawaii auto shipping

Where do I ship my vehicle from to get it to Hawaii?

Normally we can pick up your vehicle at your door in any U.S. state, and deliver it to the port for loading on to the ship.  There are only three ports in the U.S. that ship vehicles to Hawaii:

• Oakland, California
• Long Beach, California
• Seattle, Washington

You can also arrange to drop the vehicle off at the port yourself if it would be more convenient or economical.  Be sure to call us and get a pre-booking number before you go down, or you won't be able to get on to the port, and will miss your sailing.

Can I ship my vehicle to Hawaii from an east coast or gulf coast port?

No, there are no ships that sail to Hawaii from the east coast or from any gulf ports, because the ship would have to sail all the way down through the Panama Canal, which would take too long and be too expensive.  So instead, we will have one of our car carriers transport your vehicle to the west coast to sail out.

Shipping Check list

Pickup Check list

1. All bookings to Hawaii are pre-paid prior to the shipping.

2. Vehicle must be in running condition, with a working
 emergency brake.

3.  All vehicles must be clean (interior & exterior), prior
 to delivery to the port.

4. Remove personal items, any questions see our FAQs.

5. Make sure no cracks are in the windshield or other

6. Gas tank less than ¼ full.
1. Make sure you vehicle is available for pick up prior to going to
 the destination port.

2. Find the port location/address of where to pick up your vehicle.

3. Bring valid ID and shipping number.

4. If someone other than the shipper is picking up the vehicle
 please note that a letter of authorization is required.

How do I get my vehicle to one of the ocean ports to ship to Hawaii?

You can drive your vehicle to the port yourself if it is convenient, or we can arrange to have one of our car carriers pick up your vehicle at the city and state where the vehicle is located.

What do I need to provide for a booking to ship to Hawaii?

You need the following information to place a booking to Hawaii: year, make, and model of the vehicle, license plate number, vehicle color, and VIN number. For door-to-port shipping, name, address, and telephone number. For port-to-port shipping, need the name and telephone number of the person who will pick up the vehicle in Hawaii.  Vehicle must be registered, or have expired registration.  We do NOT accept temporary registrations.

How do I obtain a booking to ship my vehicle?

Call one of our agents at 800-779-3329 and they will assist you with your booking order. Auto shipping booking is required prior to delivery of your vehicle to the port.

How do I prepare my vehicle for shipping to Hawaii?

You need to bring with you a complete set of keys: Ignition, doors, trunk, etc.  The vehicle must be in running condition with working brakes and parking brake. All vehicles must be qualified for street use.

Do I need to wash my vehicle before I ship it to Hawaii?

YES.  All vehicles must have a clean exterior so that a vehicle condition report can be conducted at the loading port. Make sure there is no dried or caked on dirt in the wheel wells, Cracked windshields or windows, dirty vehicles, or vehicle leaking fluids cannot be accepted for shipment to Hawaii. Bring the current vehicle registration.

Can I ship anything inside of my vehicle to Hawaii?

No, the only items acceptable for shipping in your vehicle are those items which are normally attached to the vehicle, or permanently installed in the dash, doors, deck, or console. A child car seat is acceptable.

How much gas should be in my vehicle when shipping it?

ONLY ¼ tank of gas. If the vehicle has more than a ¼ tank of gas the port will not accept the vehicle. In some cases the port will drain the fuel for an additional charge. U.S. Coast Guard regulation 176.905 requires that fuel tanks on all motor vehicles carried on a vessel may not be more than ¼ full.

How long does it take for my vehicle to get to Hawaii?

Once loaded onto the vessel the ocean time is approximately five days. The port takes an additional 3-5 days to unload all of the vehicles and freight. If your vehicle is going to a neighboring island, it will be barged over, taking up to an additional 3-5 days.  Once your vehicle is ready for pickup, you will receive a courtesy call from one of our agents.

How long can I leave my vehicle at the port after it arrives in Hawaii?

Once your vehicle has been off-loaded, customer service at the port of arrival will call you when your vehicle is ready for pickup.  You have several days in which to pick up your vehicle, however, each port will charge storage fees as follows:

Honolulu and Nawiliwili:
 4 Business Days Free
 $6.88 on day 5
 $9.63 on days 6-10
 $19.25 for each day thereafter

 2 Business Days Free
 $6.88 on day 3-5
 $9.63 on day 6-10
 $19.25 for each day thereafter

 3 Business Days Free
 $6.88 on day 4-5
 $9.63 on day 6-10
 $19.25 for each day thereafter

Long Beach, CA
 4 Business Days Free
 $15.00 for each day thereafter

Oakland, CA
 4 Business Days Free
 $15.00 for each day thereafter
Seattle, WA
 4 Business Days Free
 $15.00 for each day thereafter

  * Please make payment at the port when you collect your vehicle. please note these are NOT  transportation fees, they are Port storage fees.

Will there be any fees dues for my vehicle when it arrives in Hawaii?

You are required to register your vehicle with the State of Hawaii within thirty (30) calendar days from the time you pickup your automobile from the Port of Hawaii. The State will allow you to do one of the two registration options: 1. transfer your vehicle registration to Hawaii registration, or 2. obtain a permit to operate your vehicle with its out-of-state plates until those plates expire. In either case, when you go to the Motor Vehicle Registration Department, you must take with you: 1. the original motor vehicle registration, copies will not be accepted; 2. your copy of the Bill of Lading (delivery receipt); 3. proof of No-Fault insurance - You should verify with your insurance agent if your Mainland policy will be good in Hawaii and/or obtain a "Hawaii Proof of Insurance Card" before you leave the Mainland; 4. current safety inspection certificate - You may take your automobile to any one of the authorized Safety Inspection Stations located throughout the State.

If I arrive in Hawaii before my vehicle is ready, how can I get around?

The state of Hawaii offers a variety of transportation solutions to help you get around the islands. We have compiled a list of transportation resources for your reference, which can be found: HERE

I got a quote from XYZ shipping Company for much less... Do you match prices?

No. Not all shipping companies are created equal.  We have been providing shipping services for over twenty five years, and our prices are fair.  The saying "You get what you pay for" is very applicable when obtaining car shipping services.  Be wary of any broker or transporter that requires a deposit.  If you book an overseas vehicle shipment from a company for much less, please refer to the following video as an example of what can happen if you book with a "CHEAP" car shipping company: HERE

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