Shipping A Car To Solomon Islands
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- The majority of cars shipped from the United States to the Solomon Islands cost $2,700 to $6,200 to transport.
- The price can vary based on a number of things, but the size of the vehicle is one of the key determining factors.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Solomon Islands
|New York, NY to (New York port) to Noro||$275||$6200||36+5|
|Los Angeles to (California port) to Noro||$350||$3800||23+5|
|Las Vegas, NV to (California port) to Honiara||$450||$3800||23+5|
|Portland, OR to (California port) to Noro||$475||$3800||23+6|
|Seattle, WA to (California port) to Honiara||$550||$3800||23+6|
|Columbus, OH to (New York port) to Noro||$550||$6200||36+5|
|Charlotte, NC to (New York port) to Noro||$575||$6200||36+6|
|Atlanta, GA to (New York port) to Honiara||$700||$6200||36+6|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to Honiara||$775||$3800||23+7|
|Houston, TX to (New York port) to Honiara||$1,075||$6200||36+7|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.
*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.
*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.
*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.
*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.
The Solomon Islands consist of many different islands. There are 922 islands, to be exact. While the main form of travel is by sea, a personal vehicle will come in handy for those that choose to reside on the islands or those that plan on staying for a long time.
There are paved roads on the Solomon Islands and it is easy for travel. When needing to reach a destination within an island, a vehicle will come of assistance and allow a person to travel much quicker than they would be able to through public transportation.
Solomon Islands Ports
Considering that the Solomon Islands are all bordered by the Solomon Sea, there are many different seaports and even some airports. Make sure that the right port is being used when having a vehicle shipped to the islands. The owner must be present at the time of the vehicle's arrival. Here is a list of the ports available:
- Shortland Harbour
- Port of Mallaco Bay
- Port of Gizo
- Port of Ringi Cove
- Port of Noro
- Viru Harbour
- Allardyce Harbour
- Port of Yandina
- Port of Honiara
- Port of Tulagi
- Port of Aola Bay
- Port of Pakera Point
Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To The Solomon Islands
- A photo I.D.
- Proof of the vehicle's cylinder capacity
- Date of purchase proof
- A receipt of the vehicle's purchase or value at the time of purchase
- Title, registration
- Proof of insurance
- Bill of lading
Contact Solomon Islands Customs to make sure that all requirements are met. Otherwise, importing a vehicle will not be permitted onto the islands.
Methods of Shipment Available
Exporting a vehicle can be done in several ways. Choose between air shipping, container shipping, and RO/RO shipping. All of them are easily available, but air shipping is highly priced and almost impossible to afford.
Container shipping will allow a person to ship other belongings with the vehicle. The vehicle can be filled with property too. Containers can be shared with another person to help reduce the cost of shipping.
The RO/RO shipping method is also known as the roll on, roll off method. This requires the vehicle to be empty. The owner can have a car jack, a spare tire and floor mats in the vehicle.
Shipping Of Heavy Equipment & Oversized Cargo To Solomon Islands
Hiring a long standing, experienced international transport company to send your heavy equipment or oversized cargo from the U.S. to the Solomon Islands is the safest and most secure way to have your equipment delivered. It’s wise to let trained and qualified transport specialists handle your overseas transport considering there is so much involved with such a long transport. You need all the right shipping equipment and technology along with an advanced knowledge of foreign import policies to safely deliver cargo overseas. Fortunately for our customers, it doesn’t cost much to buy international shipping services through A1 Auto Transport.
A1 Auto Transport has the ability to transport nearly any type of heavy equipment or oversized cargo. The types of cargo we are capable of shipping to other countries includes farming, hydraulic, mining, agricultural, construction, paving, industrial, and engineering equipment. No matter what kind of equipment you have to ship to off, we will make sure it arrives at its destination safely.
Our Shipping Methods for Oversized Cargo and Heavy Equipment
You will be informed of all your options when you call in to schedule your transport and receive your total cost for shipping services. Our representatives must gather a bit of information from you before they can discuss what services of ours are right for your transport to the Solomon Islands. Not all customers will have the ability to select out of all of our overseas shipping methods. Here’s a little info regarding each of our services as you see listed below...
- Roll On/Roll Off (RoRo) Shipping
- Lift On/Lift Off (LoLo) Shipping
- Flat Rack Shipping
- Container Shipping
The RoRo, LoLo, and flat rack transport services are all affordable yet extremely safe open air methods. The flat rack method offers more security by fastening your cargo to a metal frame before placed on the ship and its transport is carried out. LoLo shipping is for individuals transporting inoperable vehicles, crated cargo and construction equipment while RoRo is left open for those with operable equipment and vehicles.
Container shipping is our only enclosed transport method available for heavy equipment and oversized cargo. However, this is method is only available to anyone with equipment small enough to fit inside a 40ft shipping container.
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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 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.