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Shipping a container to Canada

Updated: Feb 7




How much does it cost to ship from Hawaii to Canada?


Many factors go into the cost of shipping from the Hawaii to Canada, includin

g location, size, and shipping mode: sea FCL, sea LCL, air, or express. This guide will give you pricing estimates for each shipping mode from Hawaii to popular ports in Canada.

Hawaii to Canada Shipping Time



 

Hawaii to Canada Shipping Time

How long will it take to ship from Hawaii to Canada? Your shipment’s transit time will be impacted by location, shipment size, and season. Please give us a call to find out more information.



 


How to Ship from Hawaii to Canada


Freight from Hawaii to Canada: How to choose the fastest and cheapest way to ship

When you’re shipping from Hawaii to Canada, you can choose from one of four modes: FCL sea freight, LCL sea freight, or air freight. Here are key factors for each mode:


FCL Sea Freight from Hawaii to Canada

FCL, or full container load, means your goods fill an entire container, either 20’ or 40’ long. If you are shipping at a high volume, you’ll save time and money by shipping FCL. Pricing for the freight portion of an FCL shipment is done as a flat rate, regardless of whether or not your container is completely full.


LCL Sea Freight from Hawaii to Canada

LCL, or less than a container load, means your goods do not fill an entire container, and will be shipped in wooden crates, along with other crates. Note that when you ship LCL, your goods will need to be consolidated at the origin port and deconsolidated at the destination port. That’s why LCL shipping takes a considerably longer than FCL shipping.

Air Freight from Hawaii to Canada

Shipping by air is considerably faster but more expensive than shipping by sea. For help choosing which mode is right for your shipment, please give us a call and we will be happy to provide comparative quotes.


 

Do I need insurance to ship from Hawaii to Canada?

When calculating your shipping costs, don’t forget to protect yourself in case your goods are damaged or lost. You can do this through your freight forwarder or a third party insurance agent. Insurance costs are typically around 2 - 3.5% on the itemized value of your household goods shipment.


 

Shipping ports in Canada


These are the top ports for importing into Canada:

Port Name: Vancouver

Port code: CAVAN

Port Name: Montreal

Port code: CAMTR

Port Name: Toronto

Port code: CATOR



 

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