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Hawaii Car Transportation

Washington to Hawaii Car Transportation Done Right

If you need to ship a car from Washington to Hawaii, you should know that the process can be quite complicated. That’s because whenever you ship any item overseas there are additional factors that have to be accounted for. And this is especially true if you are shipping an automobile. That’s why you should only work with a carrier that’s experienced in overseas shipping, a carrier like Direction Connect Auto Transport. We have over 20 years of experience moving vehicles all over the country and overseas as well. We’re able to make moving cars to or from Hawaii a simple and worry-free process.

Car Transportation That’s Right For You

Here at Direct Connect Auto Transport, we know a large part of creating a carefree experience for our customers is providing them with a robust set of options that caters to their needs. We know that car transportation is not a one-size fits all situation. Below you’ll find a number of shipping options we have for customers who need to move a car from Washington to Hawaii.

Washington to Hawaii Auto Shipping Options

Roll On Roll Off Shipping:

Roll on roll off shipping, or RoRO, is also the most cost-effective way to move a car by sea. It is also the most common method of moving vehicles by sea since ships routinely carry automobiles using this method, especially from Washington to Hawaii. With RoRo, your vehicle is rolled into a carrier vessel and then secured. Once it arrives at Hawaii, it is just rolled off. If you’re on a tight timetable and a budget, RoRo shipping is likely for you.

Container Shipping:

Hawaii Car Transport There are also two different container-based shipping options available as well. The first, container shipping, has your vehicle shipped in a container with a number of other vehicles. This isn’t as inexpensive as RoRo shipping but some of the cost is split between all of the cars in the shipment. This type of shipping comes with a number of advantages. Your car gets another layer of defense between it and its environment. And you’re also allowed to pack items in your car’s trunk and interior, making it a more versatile option than RoRo shipping. But unlike RoRo shipping, the container has to be completely filled before it ships. This means your vehicle may sit for a while before it is loaded onto a ship headed to Hawaii.

Private Shipping Container:

With this method, your car will have a shipping container all to itself. This is usually the preferred method for transporting high-end sports cars or vehicles that have expensive paint jobs. And with private shipping containers, you’re also able to fill the container with other items besides your car. So if you need to move a lot of stuff to or from Hawaii, then it is a good option. But be aware that using a private shipping container is more expensive than the other options noted above.

The Ports Of Hawaii

Due to its geographical position, Hawaii relies heavily on its ports. Most of the island’s necessities have to be shipped in and because of this, they’re home to some of the busiest and most vital ports in the world. Here we’ll take a look at a few of the island’s ports and what makes them special. Because most of the goods coming to or leaving the island will pass through one of these ports which of course makes them crucial to any car transportation shipment.

Honolulu Harbor

If you’re having a car transported from Washington to Hawaii, chances are it will be leaving out of Honolulu Harbor. Honolulu Harbor is the principal seaport of Hawaii and is vital to the island. It handles over 11 million tons of cargo every year. Thankfully, as a natural harbor with good protection from surge action and wind, Honolulu Harbor is more than up to the task. Besides handling the main shipping duties for the island, Honolulu Harbor also hosts facilities for excursion, fishing, passenger and research vessels.

The Importance of Honolulu Harbo

Because Hawaii is a series of islands it has to have most of its necessities shipped in. This means that they’re incredibly reliant on their harbors which are some of the busiest in the world. They’re also crucial for any type of car transportation efforts on the islands as well. Most vital out of all of these harbors would be Honolulu Harbor.

Honolulu Harbor is Hawaii’s primary seaport. Every year it handles approximately 11 million tons of cargo. So if you’re shipping a car into or out of Hawaii, chances are that it will be moved through this port. Honolulu Harbor is a natural harbor with favorable protection from wind and surge action. Besides handling and processing cargo, Honolulu Harbor also contains facilities for fishing, passenger and research vessels.

Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor

Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor isn’t as large or as busy as Honolulu Harbor, but it is still an important part of the island's infrastructure. Kalaeloa Harbor is a man-made harbor that is located roughly 19 nautical miles from Honolulu Harbor. Previously, Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor was comprised of defunct military facilities but fairly recently it was renovated into the important seaport it is today.

Worry-Free Hawaii to Hawaii Car Transportation

When you need to ship your car from Washington to Hawaii, you shouldn’t leave anything to chance. Work with Direct Connect Auto Transport and rest assured that your vehicle will arrive on time and in pristine condition. We will make sure that the process is catered to your needs to ensure your satisfaction.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How can I schedule my Washington to Hawaii auto shipping order?
  • You can conveniently and easily book your shipment using our secure online system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You also have the option of booking for a professional shipping coordinator, by calling us at 877-668-3227 8 am EST to 5 pm PST.
  • When will the carrier truck deliver my vehicle to Hawaii?
  • Your vehicle is delivered within 1 to 10 days, based on the mileage. The complete transport time depends on actual distance. Our drivers travel 300 to 500 miles on a daily basis.
  • Can I track the progress of my Washington to Hawaii transport online?
  • We have a convenient online tracking system that is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. This tracking update is provided to you in real-time, showing the actual progress of the vehicle. Simply use your unique booking number provided to you during scheduling, and enter it when prompted. You may also track your shipment over the phone.
  • Is my vehicle insured during the transportation to Hawaii?
  • All of our vehicle shipments are insured against all in-transit damage. This also includes damage that is caused by our drivers or employees, or equipment failure damages., or equipment failure by the assigned auto shipping or car transport truck. By law, all of our drivers and transport trucks carry a minimum of $750,000 public liability insurance.
  • Does someone have to be present in Washington?
  • You or another party must be present for both pick-up and delivery of the vehicle. This is to sign the initial and final inspection reports. This person can be anyone you designate over the age of 18.
  • How do I get a quote for shipping my vehicle from Washington to Hawaii?
  • You can either click on the Get Quote link for a free instant online quote, or call us to receive a quote from a professional shipping coordinator. You will need to specify where in Washington the vehicle would be picked up and where in Hawaii you need the vehicle delivered. You must provide the zipcodes for each so that our auto shipping calculator can provide you with our most competitive instant auto transport rates.
  • Where in Washington will my vehicle be picked up by the carrier truck and delivered?
  • The driver or dispatcher will make definite arrangements as to the pickup and delivery addresses. In most cases, our drivers can come right to your front door. However, side and residential streets often have restrictions concerning large trucks driving into the area. In these instances, the driver may ask that you bring the vehicle to a location with a large parking lot, such as a grocery store.
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