International Moving Rates – Hawaii To Germany


There are many ways to move from Hawaii to Germany, but overseas shipping by container is likely to be your best option. Air transport is the fastest and most expensive option and is most often used for antiques or rare vehicles.

While you will need to work with a shipper to get a comprehensive quote, container shipping rates are available online and serve as a helpful baseline. To move a full container from Hawaii to Germany, you can expect to pay under $3,000. A half-container can be shipped for as little as $2,200. Note that these prices are for the container shipping only and do not reflect taxes and other associated fees.

Whether you ship out of Honolulu or another Hawaiian port, working with overseas movers will ensure that you can get you the best deal. There are several international ports in Hawaii, giving you access to options that could save you time and money, but it can be hard to know what the right choice is for your circumstances. That’s where expert help is invaluable.

Importing Household Goods to Germany

If you are moving to Germany permanently, you can import most of your household goods free of customs duty and taxes. There are requirements that must be met to qualify.

To qualify for tax and duty-free imports, you must provide documentation to demonstrate:

  • Official termination for your residence in Hawaii
  • Proof of new residence in Germany
  • Proof of residency in Hawaii for at least 12 months

Don’t forget, the laws governing immigration and customs change often. If you choose not to work with an overseas moving company, you need to contact your local German embassy to receive the most current guidance. Working with an experienced overseas shipper like Three Men and a Truck will relieve this burden for you.

Importing a Vehicle to Germany

As with your household goods, if you are moving to Germany permanently, your vehicle can be imported tax and duty-free. There is just one catch – for vehicles manufactured for use in North America, mechanical modifications will be needed for your steering, headlights, emissions, and potentially more. These modifications must be performed by a qualified mechanic and can be expensive.

If you aren’t sure if you want your vehicle to be modified, do some research online. Specifically, look for images that show what these modifications look like. There’s a reason why they call them modifications and not upgrades. The results may be functional, but they can be unsightly.

Three Men and a Truck

Three Men and a Truck is an international shipping company with deep expertise in overseas moves. We can help you navigate the murky waters of customs and shipping logistics, giving you a stress-free move. To learn more about how we can help, contact us today for your free, no-obligation cheap moving quote.


Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at

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