Like with most overseas shipments, shipping a vehicle to American Samoa can be difficult. It’s a little island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and it doesn’t see a lot of demand from customers. The island is part of the larger Samoan Islands chain, but the American portion is only home to 55,200 residents. So as it stands, there’s not a lot of demand for auto transport services to or from American Samoa. But it’s still an overseas U.S. territory and as such someone has to be able to get freight there.
Alright, so how does shipping a vehicle to American Samoa work?
Really, it works just like any other overseas shipment. If you’re unfamiliar with how the process works, read a quick overview about it here. We have quite a few different blogs and articles about the subject, and you can also read more specific information via our search bar. That said, American Samoa is not Hawaii or Alaska, and few companies actually go there to begin with. But it’ll still be much the same as any other shipment – your vehicle will need to be shipped to the port, often on the west coast. From there, it’ll need to wait until the cargo ship is ready to load it. Then it’ll depart for American Samoa.
This is going to be expensive, huh?
Most likely. It’s because there are extra steps that are necessary for any shipment overseas. For starters, it has to get to the port, and unless you’re willing to drive it there yourself it’s going to need to be shipped. That means working first with an overland carrier with a big transport truck. You know, the common ones. Once it’s at the port, it’ll need to be handled by an expert in shipping freight overseas. And all that is going to be coordinated by a broker, which should be your first stop when searching for a company to handle your goods.
How can I save money shipping my car to American Samoa?
While we can’t guarantee it’s going to be feasible for your budget, we do recommend you get some quotes to ship your car. Shipping a vehicle to American Samoa is hard enough as it is, but if you don’t know prices it can be even harder to budget and prepare. This is why we recommend you fill out our free quote form. It’s free, easy, and we work with the few companies that can actually ship to American Samoa. You can get multiple quotes from different shippers, compare and contrast prices, and find the right shipper for you. We make sure each company you get a quote from is fully licensed and bonded, after all. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents any time at 800-930-7417.