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Hawaii Container Shipping Services

Container Shipping Made Easy

With decades of experience, shipping a container across the ocean to or from Hawaii is easy, affordable and safe with Royal Hawaiian Movers. Our team of container shipping experts will take care of everything from start to finish. This includes booking, transportation to the port, loading and off-loading – we’ll even pick-up and deliver at your origin and destination. We sail twice each week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, to every Hawaiian Island from locations on the west coast of the U.S. We also ship to and from Alaska and Guam!

The costs for shipping a container to or from Hawaii depends on what items you are shipping and how much you have to ship. Our team will weigh, measure and classify your goods to determine accurate shipping costs. Whether you are shipping a full-container of furniture, inventory, equipment for your business or even hazardous materials, Royal Hawaiian Movers is licensed to handle any type of shipment.

Shipping with Royal Hawaiian Movers gives you peace of mind – knowing your goods will be where they need to be, exactly when you need them.

Container Shipping – The Basics

Shipping a full container is a great option which allows you to move more, all at one time. Moving all of your items at one time, as opposed to using multiple shipments, will make your move as efficient as possible.

We offer a variety of container sizes for any size move:

20′ Container

  • Payload: 47,899 lbs.
  • Tare Weight: 4,914 lbs.
  • Cubic Capacity: 1,172 cu.ft.
  • Interior Dimensions:
    • L: 19′ 4 ¼”
    • W: 7′ 8 ⅝”
    • H: 7′ 6 ¼”
20 ft container 
40′ Container

  • Payload: 59,039 lbs.
  • Tare Weight: 5,220 lbs.
  • Cubic Capacity: 2,389.75 cu.ft.
  • Interior Dimensions:
    • L: 37′ 11 ¼”
    • W: 7′ 8 ⅝”
    • H: 7′ 10 ¼”
40 ft container dimensions 
45′ Container

  • Payload: 64,050 lbs.
  • Tare Weight: 10,910 lbs.
  • Cubic Capacity: 3,122 cu.ft.
  • Interior Dimensions:
    • L: 44′ 4 ¾”
    • W: 7′ 11″
    • H: 8′ 10″
45 ft container dimensions 

If you don’t have a full container load, you may want to consider consolidation as an alternative shipping method. Consolidation is simply the grouping of smaller shipments that have a similar destination into one container. With our consolidation service, we load your belongings into wooden liftvan crates at your origin address. Once we have loaded all of your crates, they will be brought back to our warehouse where they will be grouped with other shipments headed for a similar final destination. By grouping your shipment with other shipments, we are able to fill an entire 40ft or 45ft container. This method typically has cost savings, which we will pass on to you.

Container Shipping with Royal Hawaiian Movers – The Process

At Royal Hawaiian Movers, we understand that container shipping takes a lot of coordination and planning. With over 35 years of experience, we are here to coordinate all of the moving parts to make your move easy. Our proven container shipping process will ensure your belongings arrive at their destination safely and on time:

  1. Survey
  2. Schedule move and perform packing of container
  3. Transport to the port of origin
  4. Ocean transport with steamship line
  5. Offload at destination port
  6. Schedule delivery and perform unloading at your destination
  7. Receive timely updates at every stage of journey

If you are ready to ship a full-container load with Royal Hawaiian Movers, contact one of our container shipping experts by clicking here or simply call us at 888-717-6925.

Container Storage Options

Royal Hawaiian Movers is capable of storing your container at our secure facilities for any given amount of time. Whether you need to move your belongings prior to your new home being ready for move in or you find yourself needing to store your belongings prior to final delivery, we offer a variety of storage options to meet your needs. Have just a few boxes or crates? We can store those too! Click here to learn more about our warehousing and storage services.

With secure facilities on each of the main Hawaiian islands as well as on the mainland, Royal Hawaiian Movers offers two options for storing your goods:

  • On-Island Storage
    • Determine time frame and understand your needs
    • Coordinate pick-up
    • Store at our secure facility
    • Schedule transport to your local address when you’re ready
    • Delivery and unloading
  • Mainland Storage
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    • Same process and same security

Wherever you decide to store your belongings, they will remain safe at our secure locations and will be ready to continue to their final destination when the time is right.

If you’re looking to store a full-container of household goods or other freight, Royal Hawaiian Movers is able to handle larger capacity storage as well. Click here to speak with one of our storage experts or simply call us at 888-717-6925.

Partnerships with the Leading Ocean Carriers

Royal Hawaiian Movers has built a network of trusted partners to ensure your belongings are moved safely to their final destination. Whether you’re shipping between the Hawaiian Islands or across the Pacific, our trusted partner network allows you to move your containers efficiently.

For inter-island shipments, your items will be transported on a Young Brothers barge. Young Brothers is the only company licensed by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to offer barge service for items traveling between the islands. For shipments going to the mainland, we use the major container ship lines that service the Hawaiian Islands: Matson Navigation and Pasha Hawaii.

International Shipping

Royal Hawaiian Movers does not just ship between Hawaii and the Mainland US. We can also assist with your international move. We can provide you with pick up and packing services here in Hawaii and then arrange for an international forwarder to send your shipment on to your final destination. At Royal Hawaiian Movers, we have assisted customers with moves all over the world with our top-notch international shipping service. With decades of experience successfully handling international moves through our large network of shipping partners, you can trust Royal Hawaiian Movers to get the job done. No matter where your life is headed, we can move you!

What Customers Say About Royal Hawaiian Movers

At Royal Hawaiian Movers, we pride ourselves in exceptional customer service and satisfaction. Here are what just a few of our customers have to say about their experience with Royal Hawaiian Movers:

“We’ve used Royal Hawaiian before for our projects here on Maui and other Islands. This is the first time we have used them for ourselves. Several pieces of art were crated on the mainland and shipped to Royal Hawaiian for receiving and delivery – and install. This morning’s delivery could not have gone smoother – on time, great guys, full service, and cleanup and highly professional. From our experience, there is none better on the Island – Mahalo”

Norman S.

“Thanks for making our lives easier today. Timely service, excellent company! You got our container from Matson and delivered it to the storage unit where your movers unloaded the contents into our unit. All before 11:00 am. We’re already scheduled to be using them again. Highly recommend!”

Ki G. – Review from Yelp

“Exceeded expectations. Professional, experienced, hard working, personable, systematic. What a great experience!!!”

Brian S. – Review from Google

“Professional, courteous, friendly and thorough. Everything you need when shipping your belongings to the mainland.”

Dawn N. – Review from Facebook

We encourage you to read more of our reviews on Google, Facebook, and Yelp to learn what other customers have to say about their container shipping experience!

Our Commitment to Easy. Affordable. Safe.

As a leading container shipping company for over thirty-five years, Royal Hawaiian Movers prides itself on easy, affordable and safe transportation services:

Easy – With everything you have to think about when it comes to transporting your belongings, Royal Hawaiian Movers is here to make packing and moving easy. Whether you need to transport items from one island to another or need to ship to the mainland, our team of professional movers will be with you every step of the way.

Affordable – For over three decades, Royal Hawaiian Movers has provided quality service at affordable rates. We understand the stress that comes with transporting your belongings and we make it our job to ensure your container shipping experience is efficient, seamless and affordable.

Safe – Royal Hawaiian Movers has been the most trusted transportation company in Hawaii since 1982, safely shipping containers to, between and from the Hawaiian Islands. Proudly maintaining an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, Royal Hawaiian Movers number one priority is the safety of your belongings.

Request a Free Container Shipping Quote

The experts at Royal Hawaiian Movers can save you time and money by making sure your contents are properly packed and inspected for shipping. Contact us today and tell us more about your container shipping needs. We’ll come up with a transportation plan that meets your needs, timing, and budget. To request a quote for container shipping services, fill out our online quote form, or contact us by phone or email today!

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