Container Car Shipping

Types of Services


container car shipping

As an industry leader, Hawaii Auto Transportation strives to provide its customers with the best services since 2006. We do high-quality overseas shipping services and provide services like Container Car Shipping, Oversize Vehicle Shipping, and Crate Shipping. We also offer RORO (Roll on/Roll off) service. Whatever you need to relocate, we are here to help you do it. Let’s learn about one of the most common types of overseas car shipping.

About Container Shipping

What is “Container Car Shipping”? Different overseas logistics have been using it for over a decade now. It works like Legos – 20-foot containers stacked atop one another on a big ship with a capacity of up to 19,000 containers at once.

The size of containers allows shipping all kinds of sedans, SUVs, motorcycles, pickup trucks, RVs, etc. However, limitations exclude such oversized vehicles as farm machinery, excavators, and the like that exceed the given dimensions. Hawaii Auto Transportation can conduct any kind of vehicle shipping at the lowest rates. Call us at (808)-518-6000 and get the best service!

How it works

The process involves a special loading procedure. As soon as we deliver your vehicle to the terminal or a special warehouse, we drive it into a container and carefully position it inside.

After that, we safely brace and lash all 4 wheels to the corners of the container with soft straps. If it is not a 4-wheeled car, the vehicle can also be lashed with front and rear towing eyelets. If shipping a motorcycle, you should consider a Crate Shipping method. Boats should be secured in a cradle before being loaded inside a container. Your vehicle will be fully protected from external hazards, and any potentially damaging movement within the container is eliminated.

What are the benefits of container shipping?

container car shipping

Safety first – When doing container shipping, we safely block your vehicle, brace and lash it inside the container. The container protects your vehicle from the elements and fastening your vehicle within the container keeps it from scratching the walls.

Much more capacity – The container can include 1+ vehicle. RORO services safely ship multiples vehicles within a single container for optimal transport.


If you think that your vehicle deserves Container Car Shipping service, you should call us, and we will address any kind of issue concerning your auto transport. Don’t think twice and contact us at (808)-518-6000.