Shipping a Vehicle to the Mariana Islands
Perhaps the least well-known of all the overseas U.S. territories are the Northern Mariana Islands. We’re going to refer to them as the “Mariana Islands” in this blog, even if that’s not quite right, considering how long the name is already. Shipping a vehicle to the Mariana Islands can be a challenge as it’s not all that popular of a transportation location to begin with. Then again, most outlying territories don’t see much vehicle shipping traffic, and the Mariana Islands see less than any of them.
So shipping a vehicle to the Mariana Islands is hard?
It’s not hard so much as it is uncommon. To ship a vehicle out there you need a company that can handle moving stuff overseas, which usually is a port shipping company. Since they are specialty shippers, your auto transport company is going to have to contract with them first. This is common for overseas shipments and is par for the course when shipping to Alaska and Hawaii. It’s a bit trickier than shipping to those states, though. For starters, shipping a vehicle to the Mariana Islands isn’t as popular, so there’s less demand. Infrastructure is also a problem, as large cargo ships can only fit into a few ports on the islands.
Then there’s the cost associated with it. It’s expensive to operate an overseas cargo ship, and even more expensive to ship cargo to exotic places like Guam and the Mariana Islands. Auto transport companies have to factor in all their costs when figuring out how much to charge; luckily, for most overseas shipments, the costs are fairly standard. This tends to result in more consistent prices, if not the lowest. Regardless, shipping a vehicle to the Mariana Islands isn’t impossible, but it will likely be more expensive than Guam or the overseas U.S. states.
But I can get quotes to ship to the Mariana Islands?
If you’re looking into shipping a vehicle to the Mariana Islands, make sure to fill out and submit our free quote request form. It really is free and shouldn’t take you more than a minute or two from start to finish. However, it will net you multiple free quotes in your email inbox from some of the best auto transporters in the industry. We know they’re among the best because we clear each and every company you get a quote from for both dependability and reliability. This includes making sure each is fully licensed, bonded and insured. Should you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-930-7417.