Shipping a car from Hawaii to the East Coast

Shipping a car from Hawaii to the East Coast

Shipping a car from Hawaii to east coast
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Shipping a car from Hawaii to the East Coast is easy with Corsia Logistics. Our experience in this route guarantees your vehicle reaches its final destination as safely and efficiently as possible. Our logistics agents will expain the process in details and help you choose the most suitable solution for you and your car.

In this guide, we’ll share our expertise and the key basics of vehicle transport between Hawaii and the mainland. For more detailed information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Options when shipping a car from Hawaii to the East Coast

When shipping a car from Hawaii to the mainland you have two main options:

  1. port-to-port
  2. port-to-door

Keep in mind that due to geographical reasons, all ports receiving shipments from the islands are located on the West Coast.

Port-to-port is a viable option if you live close to one of the mainland ports. Otherwise, you can opt for port-to-door alternative and let us handle the logistics of delivering your vehicle to a destination of your choice on the East Coast.

How much does it cost to ship a car from Hawaii to the East Coast?

Since each situation is unique, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. At Corsia Logistics, we make it our goal to offer a price tailored to your particular needs. Therefore, the cost to ship a car is never a flat rate.

It depends on factors like your vehicle’s make and model;  distance and exact pick-up and drop off locations; operability of your car as well as any modifications; how fast you need your vehicle to be delivered and the transport type you choose. However, the main factor remains the current supply and demand on any given route.

These factors affect both ground shipping and ocean freight between Hawaii and the mainland.

Our team manually tracks market fluctuations and quotes a price that will ship your vehicle safely, efficiently, and on time.

What documents do I need to ship a car from Hawaii to the East Coast?

For shipping from Hawaii to the East Coast, the following documents are required for your vehicle to be loaded on a vessel:

  • A valid photo ID
  • Vehicle Title
  • Certificate of Registration
  • Creditor/Lessor’ Notarized Statement (if creditor/lessor present on the Registration)
  • Notarized Authorization from the registered owner (if shipped by a different person)

At delivery, you will also be required to sign a Bill of Lading (BOL) which also serves as an inspection report.

Is my vehicle insured during transport?

While in transit on a vessel from Hawaii, there is limited liability in effect. The policy will cover any damages sustained during transport, not to exceed the market value of your vehicle.

As for ground transportation, by law, every car carrier in operation must have cargo insurance. A car carrier cannot operate without an active insurance policy.

Moving from Hawaii to the East Coast

Hawaii is the most isolated center of population in the world. The state is located 2,390 miles from California, 3,850 miles from Japan, 4,900 miles from China, and 5,280 miles from the Philippines. We don’t know if there is a correlation, but interestingly enough, Hawaii has also been named the happiest state in the US!

According to Pacific Business News, “personal-finance website WalletHub said it examined the 50 states across 31 key metrics, ranging from depression rate to sports participation rate to income growth, to determine happiness. Hawaii topped the ranking with 68.27 out of a possible 100 points. In the three main categories of the report, the Aloha State ranked first in emotional and physical well-being; 30th in the work environment; and fourth in community and environment.”

The pineapple paradise consists of eight main islands: Molokai, Oahu, Niihau, Kauai, Maui, Lanai, Kahoolawe, and the Big Island of Hawaii.

Interesting facts about Hawaii:

  1. Hawaii is one of only two states in the US that grows American coffee.
  2. The state has a population of fewer than 1.5 million people.
  3. Every ethnic group living in the isolated volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific is a minority.
  4. Hawaii was the 50th and the last state to join the Union on August 20th, 1959.
  5. The state has its own time zone and there is no daylight savings time.

There are many questions that may come to mind when thinking about moving from Hawaii to the East Coast. Will people be nice there as well? Will I manage to survive the winter in the East Coast? How will my lifestyle change? How hard will it be to build a new life in a new state? Will I ever regret this decision and wish to come back?

The questions will be abound. But you will never be completely sure unless you take a leap of faith and move towards your new life. Life on the East Coast will be different. And maybe you’re looking forward to the fast-paced life and making changes in your lifestyle.

Facts about the East Coast:

  • It is the most populated coastal area in the US
  • The original colonies of Great Britain in North America lay along the East Coast. All 13 of them!
  • The region is also known as the Eastern Seaboard or the Atlantic Coast.
  • East Coast has a rich history, especially since this particular part of America was the first to be invaded by Europeans.

The North Atlantic Ocean coastline is made of fourteen states: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

New place – new climate

Let’s be honest, the Hawaiian climate is perfect. You get to enjoy the warm weather year-round. There are only two seasons: Winter – from November to April, and Summer – from May to October.

The climate of the East Coast, according to the Köppen climate classification, is divided into three basic regions. The region from the northern part of Maine down to the northern part of Rhode Island and Connecticut has a continental climate. If you move to this region, you will experience warm summers and cold and snowy winters.

The second region is the area that covers the parts from southern Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York City down to central Florida. In this part of the East Coast, your summers will be hot and long, while winters will be cold and sometimes snowy, which describes a temperate climate.

The third region is the part that covers the area around south-central Florida which has a tropical climate and warm (sometimes hot) weather throughout the year.

Housing and Living Costs

Hawaii is one of the most expensive places to live in the US. The cost of living in any large and popular city on the East Coast can be very expensive compared to the rest of the nation as well. But since you are moving from Hawaii, you will not have much trouble adjusting your finances. You will find living on the East Coast more affordable.

Moving from the islands to the mainland may feel challenging. Corsia Logistics is here to give you a hand transporting your vehicle from Hawaii to any state on the East Coast. Connect with us via our online chat or call to speak with one of our vehicle relocation experts.