International Movers Hawaii

International Moving Companies Hawaii

International Movers Hawaii

International Movers Hawaii


It may seem hard for most of us to believe that anybody would ever choose to move away from Hawaii, but it’s more common than you think. The United States Military has bases in Hawaii from which soldiers and sailors arrive and depart on ongoing rotation. Even if the military is providing advisory support for your move, you will still have a lot of questions.

Here are some of the questions you might ask about moving overseas from Hawaii:

What are my options for shipping?

For many people, shipping options include over land, over sea, and air freight. When you move internationally from Hawaii, only two of those options are available to you. Fortunately, sea freight is easy to navigate when you live on an island.

Among your options for shipping overseas from Hawaii are these important seaports:

  • Honolulu Harbor, or as the locals call it, Kulolia and Ke Awa O Kou, is one of America’s busiest ports.
  • Kaunakakai Harbor is a small, but essential port on the island of Molokai.
  • Hilo Bay is a busy port on the east side of Hawaii’s Big Island.
  • Nawiliwili is an ocean freight port on the island of Kauai.

Shipping containers come in many shapes and sizes. Some are really tall, others are refrigerated or heated, and some are watertight. Most customers choose a standard 40 ft container to ship their household goods. From here, you will just decide how much space you need. A full container load should be sufficient to pack a 2 bdrm house and maybe even a vehicle. If you need less space, you can share a less than container load and pay only for the space you need.

What documents should I bring?

Every international move requires a passport for you and all family members traveling with you. In addition, some countries will require a visa. The process of getting a visa can take months or years, so if you have already started packing you may need to slow down a little bit.

Some of the other possible documents required for immigration and customs include residence and work permits, bank statements or other proof of income, health insurance information, driver’s license, and more. Contact your new country’s embassy in Hawaii to receive more information about the requirements.

How much does it cost to move overseas?

The cost to move overseas depends on where you are going. Fortunately, most countries allow your typical household goods to be imported tax and duty-free as long as you meet their requirements. Always do your research before you depart to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Online estimates for moving a container from one port to another are available online, but they offer only vague estimates. The cost to move a full container load from Honolulu, Hawaii to Tokyo, Japan will be between $7,500 – $10,200. The cost to move to London, UK would be between $8,500 – $11,600.

As you may have noticed, both of these estimates are pretty broad. For most people, the difference between $7,000 and $10,000 really matters for their budget. Unfortunately, the actual cost of shipping can be nearly impossible to accurately predict unless you work with an overseas moving company like Three Men and a Truck.

When you contact Three Men and a Truck for a free shipping quote, you will get a comprehensive price estimate that is customized for your specific needs. We will also provide you with expert guidance from paperwork to customs declaration as well as top notch labor help, to ensure that you are ready to breeze through without a problem.

International moves can be stressful and confusing, but they don’t have to be. Contact us today for your no-obligation shipping 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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