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Shipping Cars To Or From Port Of Kawaihae, Hawai’i

The port of Kawaihae, Hawai’i is located on the northwest of Hawaii Island. It is a deep water port that lies 82 kilometers from Hilo Harbor and 117 kilometers from Kahului harbor. Taking up the prime position on the Gold Coast, it is ranked 2nd among the busiest commercial ports in Hawaii. Even though it is small in size, it attracts trucking companies that are often involved in shipping cars to or from port of Kawaihae, Hawai’i. A-1 Auto Transport is one of the major companies that regularly ships various types of vehicles through the port.

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Why you should do car shipment from port of Kawaihae

The port of Kawaihae is managed by a port authority appointed by the Department of Transportation in Hawaii. The deep draft port has expansive facilities designed with port users in mind. These facilities include a pier, a boat ramp, a comfort station, and 11 moorings. Furthermore, an expansion of the existing berthing space is being undertaken at the port. Both public and private companies are allowed to secure space at the harbor for various shipping activities.


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For storage and handling of cargo, the harbor has designated two commercial piers that cover an area of approximately fourteen acres. The extensive acreage serves as a platform for companies involved in shipping cars to or from port of Kawaihae, Hawai’i and other trade activities taking place on the harbor. The piers are fully equipped with modern equipment that makes movement of cargo from shipping vessels to car carriers, and vice versa, faster. The machinery includes cranes, lifts which are used when loading and unloading shipping containers and other types of cargo.

Berthing space at the port can accommodate shipping vessels so long as they are not longer than 500 feet. Each pier has designated berths that differ in length and depth and are ideal for particular ships. Nevertheless, the availability of wharves at the shores makes it easier to get them close enough to the port for unloading or loading to take place. The US Army also uses the port to move equipment to be used at their Pohakuloa Training Area and has a private pier and berthing space at the harbor.

The continuous expansion of the port is a sign of better times ahead for port users from within the US and abroad. According to The Hawaii Commercial Harbors 2020 Master Plan, there are plans to increase cargo space at the port. The space is to be used for foreign cargo and inter-island cargo making it easier and faster for such shipments to go through the clearing process. In addition, the port is to have a passenger terminal at the harbor for use by those visiting the area for business or pleasure.

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For shipping cars to or from port of Kawaihae, Hawai’i to be successful you need a reputable auto transport company. We have been shipping vehicles for many years and satisfy the needs of our customers every time. For more information on our services, contact our sales team today!

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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