Containerized moving for your personal household goods and car to the Mainland, Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia, or the South Pacific has never been easier.
Matson offers the most frequent, reliable service available with the ships, equipment, and connections to ensure your move is worry-free.
We know the drill with 140 years of ocean transportation experience and decades of familiarity moving civilian and military families to and from Hawaii, Guam, and Alaska. We’ve helped numerous military families who’ve opted for a personally procured move (PPM or DITY).
How Does Containerized Moving For Shipping Household Goods Work?
Fully protected steel-constructed ocean containers are the proven method to safeguard your valued belongings during ocean transit. You or your movers pack the container and we ship it across the Pacific.
With dedicated Matson terminals, your belongings are in good hands from shore to shore. Your household goods arrive on-time and intact with no hassles or surprises.
Our knowledgeable customer service representatives can help you make a booking and answer questions about shipping household goods to and from Hawaii, Mainland, Alaska, and Guam. Use Matson’s online tracking tool for peace of mind so you know where your container is 24/7. Call us at 1-800-4MATSON for a free quote; for Alaska moves, please contact Alaska Customer Service at 1-877-678-7447.
With frequent service and many ports across the Pacific, Matson can accommodate your schedule so you can focus on the other details of your move. Learn more about moving by container with Matson.
Personally Procured Move
Military families relocating to Hawaii, Mainland, Alaska, or Guam and choosing a personally procured move will appreciate Matson’s experienced customer service team. Once you receive your permanent change of station orders and decide a do-it-yourself (DITY) move makes the most sense for you and your family, call us for a free quote or more information. Our knowledgeable customer service team can help you decide what size container you need and answer any questions you have. After booking a container for your PPM, the trucking company you hire and coordinate with delivers a clean, closed Matson container to your location for you to load and secure your household goods.
Matson can also ship your privately owned vehicle (POV). Learn more about shipping your car with Matson or let your customer service representative know you plan to move your POV when booking your household goods container.
WHY MATSON FOR CONTAINERIZED MOVING?
1. Pricing Based on Container Size
We offer a variety of Matson-owned equipment options for moving containers, including closed containers ranging from 20’ to 45,’ so you pay only for the space you need.
Matson provides port to port services where we manage ocean transportation and you arrange trucking to and from the ports.
Ask one of our Customer Service professionals for a customized quote. For more details or to make a booking, call 1-800-4MATSON or click here; for Alaska moves, please contact Alaska Customer Service at email@example.com or call 1-877-678-7447.
2. Quick Drop-off and Pick-up
Matson dedicated yards help customers avoid nearby terminal (Long Beach, Oakland, Tacoma, Honolulu, Kahului, Hilo, Nawiliwili, Guam) congestion and help ensure fast and convenient drop-off and pick up.
3. Real-Time Tracking Port to Port
Matson’s household goods shipment tracking tool provides transparency and peace of mind so you know where your container is in real-time, port to port.
WHERE CAN MATSON SHIP THE MOVING CONTAINER?
Matson offers frequent scheduled service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii, Guam, Alaska, Micronesia, and the South Pacific.
- Mainland ports: Tacoma, Oakland, Los Angeles
- Hawaii ports: Honolulu, Oahu; Kahului, Maui; Nawiliwili, Kauai; Hilo, Hawaii
- Guam/Micronesia ports: Guam, Saipan, Rota, Yap, Palau, Chuuk, Pohnpei
- Alaska ports: Anchorage, Kodiak, Dutch Harbor
- South Pacific ports: Samoa, American Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti, Auckland
HOW LONG DOES CONTAINERIZED MOVING TAKE?
Ship household goods in a moving container with Matson and they will arrive as scheduled.
- To Hawaii from West Coast 5 – 7 Days*
- To Guam from West Coast 14 Days
- To Alaska from Tacoma 4 – 7 Days*
- To Micronesia 18 – 27 Days*
- To the South Pacific 28 Days
* Depending on origin/destination
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO DO A CONTAINER MOVE?
Ask one of our Customer Service professionals for a customized quote to ship your household goods in a moving container. For more details or to make a booking, call 1-800-4MATSON or click here; for Alaska moves, please contact Alaska Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-678-7447.