SHIPPING A CAR TO HAWAII

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Personal Belongings The only items acceptable for shipment in your automobile are those tools and accessories normally attached to the vehicle, or permanently installed in the dash, doors, rear deck, or console. For example, if not bolted in, the following items should be removed:

» Fire extinguishers
» Ski or bike racks
» Car covers
» Radar detectors
» compact disc players and discs
» power boosters
» equalizers
» extra speakers
» decorative ornaments
» auto protective covers/auto bras
» truck tailgate nets
» auto roof racks if not factory installed
» theft alarm systems (if you choose to leave the car alarm in your vehicle, make sure that the system is disengaged prior to shipment)

» Fuel – Please deliver your vehicle to Matson with 1/4 tank or less fuel. Our port personnel will do the rest, and make sure your vehicle is ready to go when it reaches its destination. If you are shipping a vehicle powered by an alternate fuel-propane, electric, natural gas, etc. – please contact our Customer Service Center for special shipping instructions.

» Antifreeze – Automobiles shipped between Seattle and Hawaii, especially during the fall and winter months, should be delivered to Matson with antifreeze. We are not responsible for providing this protection nor liable for damage resulting from low temperatures.

Port Delivery Requirements

Please be prepared to provide the following when delivering your vehicle to any of our port facilities or if your vehicle is being picked up by an auto hauler for delivery to one of our service centers on your behalf.

  • A copy of the Booking Confirmation form or the Booking Number.
  • A ser of keys to the ignition, trunk, glove compartment, gas cap, tool box, and any locked compartment of your vehicle.
  • For Mainland to Hawaii shipments, a copy of the vehicle registration.

The State of Hawaii law also requires the following documents when shipping a vehicle from the state:

  • Picture ID
  • Original vehicle registration and title or notarized copies of same.
  • Lien holder letter of authorization – if the vehicle is leased or financed, a letter of authorization is required from the lien holder allowing the vehicle to be shipped. The letter must include vehicle year, make and model, vehicle identification number (VIN), destination port; and name of person authorized to ship vehicle.
  • Absentee Owner – If vehicle is co-owned and co-owner is not present at our port facility, anotarized letter from the absent owner authorizing the vehicle to be shipped will be required.