Hawaii is a state located in the South Pacific Ocean; it is not a part of the contiguous U.S., which means that special measures must be taken if you are transporting a vehicle to or from the state. With a population of 1.3 million residents it ranks 40th in the U.S. in total population; however, because of its small size (it ranks 43rd in the U.S. in total area) it actually ranks 13th in the U.S. in terms of population density, meaning there are a lot of people within a small area. The island state was added to the U.S. in 1959, though it was annexed by the U.S. in 1898, almost 60 years before achieving statehood. Transportation to or from the state of Hawaii must be done via overseas auto transport, which will increase the cost as compared to state-to-state shipping within the contiguous U.S.
The state’s economy is based largely on tourism, which has been a mainstay of the state’s economy since it became a U.S. state in 1959. Prior to statehood its main industries were primarily agricultural, with an emphasis on sugarcane, sandalwood, pineapples and seafood. Due to its nature as an island – and a relatively far away one, at that – the cost of living in the state is considerably higher than most other places in the U.S. Much of the state’s food, especially dairy products, must be imported. Hawaii also has the highest median cost of housing, with an average home in Hawaii costing almost double than the average on the continent. This is due to the high demand for housing in the island chain yet there is little space for development or growth, making housing a premium.
Hawaii is your typical tropical island, though it does have slightly cooler temperatures on average – and less humidity – due to the eastern trade winds that blow over the island. Summer highs reach into the upper 80’s or lower 90’s during the day, with typical overnight lows dropping into the lower 70’s. Average winter temperatures during the day are usually in the low-to-mid 80’s, with overnight lows dropping into the mid-to-upper 60’s. Snow accumulates at the top of several mountains, but there is never snow on the ground at sea-level or in the lower elevations of the island.
Transporting a vehicle to or from Hawaii can be challenging and expensive. For starters, if you are shipping to the mainland you will need to drive your vehicle to the port in Honolulu (after booking your shipment, of course, with an auto transport company like Cruise Control Auto Transport) and the port shippers will take possession of the vehicle in order to load it onto the overseas transport ship. From there it will be transported to the port in Long Beach, California, and from there loaded onto an overland transport truck and shipped via auto transport carrier to the delivery city. To deliver to Hawaii, your vehicle will be picked up in the contiguous U.S. and transported to the port in Long Beach, where the port shipper will load it onto the overseas transport carrier that will transport it to the port in Honolulu, where you will need to pick the vehicle up.
If you’re in need of a good auto transport company to ship your vehicle to or from the great state of Hawaii, you’ve come to the right page. You can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and receive a free quote in your e-mail that was calculated with precision and care by one of our experienced staff members, or you can take the initiative and give us a call directly at our toll-free number. You can call up any time during normal business hours and speak to one of our live agents, who can help calculate your quote for you as well as answer any questions you may have. So call us or e-mail and we’ll do what we can for you – it’s what we do here at Cruise Control Auto Transport.
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