Auto Shipping to Hilo, Hawaii
Hilo is a settlement and census-designated place, not a city, located in Hawaii County, on the big island of Hawai’i, in the Hawaiian Islands. It is currently home to a population of over 43,200 residents, making it the second-largest settled area in Hawaii after Honolulu. It is the county seat of Hawaii County as well, and is home to a mixed economy including manufacturing, agriculture, government, retail, healthcare, transportation and even education. It is the home of the University of Hawaii – Hilo, the Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, and also the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation, one of the world’s leading producers of macadamia nuts.
None of this really helps when it comes to finding auto shipping to Hilo, though, considering Honolulu tends to be more popular of a shipping location. At the same time, Hilo is the most popular shipping location on the big island, which certainly helps the cause. But you can’t just call any shipper and ask if they provide auto shipping to Hilo, as the city is located on an island, and there’s no land access from the mainland U.S. Therefore, any shipments to or from Hilo will need to be done via overseas car shipping, which can be long and tiresome and expensive to complete.
But there’s little else you can do when it comes to finding auto shipping to Hilo, as there’s no carrier that can magically drive on top of the Pacific Ocean. Overseas shipping services are much different than shipping overland, mostly because they have to include a third shipping company, the overseas shipper. You’ll still book your shipment with a broker and they’ll still find a carrier to haul your vehicle to the port, but once it’s at the port it’ll need to go on an overseas cargo ship. This usually means you’ll have to pay the entire shipment up front in order to make sure everyone gets their fair share of the profits.
If you are interested in auto shipping to Hilo, Hawaii, take a minute or two and fill out our free online auto transportation quote request form. It’s completely free, takes only a minute or two but will net you free quotes from some of the best auto shippers in the industry. You’ll only get quotes from companies that ship to and from Hawaii and provide services for auto shipping to Hilo so you won’t waste time on companies that can’t even ship overseas. If you have questions about our services, or need some help getting your free quotes, you can contact one of our agents any time, toll-free, by calling us at 800-930-7417.