What It’s Like Shipping Your Car From The Mainland To Hawaii Using Matson

img_3885I’m so elated about Queen B, my mature Lincoln MKZ being here with me in Hawaii. She arrived today and I can’t express how happy I am. We only been in Hawaii for 1 week so items from the mainland is slowly arriving to Hawaii. Everyday it’s like Christmas when we receive a box or boxes. The big items (Furniture) will be here between June 25th-July 9th. Everyday we check in to see if the arrival date changed. Because that’s what happen with the car, Matson Ocean Shipping gives you a tracking number so you can check on your car. The date changed a few times always fluctuating between June 3rd and 4th.

So after the photoshoot I did with United Airlines at the Honolulu Airport we went over to Matson to pick up Queen B. Matson was so close to the airport that it worked out really great. You should have saw me all antsy in shit.

Matson basically is set up like a DMV place but with a nicer staff. You give them your booking number, they pull your info up and in our case they didn’t have a release name so Michael had to call the Cargo Management Group, Inc company who picked up the car to enter our name in the system for release. That was fast and painless nothing to complain about there. We noticed how fast they were getting the customers in & out so I was getting a little worried because we been waiting for some time now.

My husband knows my personality so he went to ask how much longer because we can hear the staff talking to customers about lunch time starting around 11:45 am. Because we been there for awhile I didn’t want to have to wait until they came back from lunch.

So we found out the reason for the delay, it was because Queen B needed a jump and more gas. We followed the rules that was given to us about the amount of gas to put in the car so I was a little alarmed about why the car was on empty. Then I started thinking why would the battery be dead. So, after looking online it could be for a few reasons. When a car sit for a long period of time it can cause the battery to die. Another reason was someone from the Cargo Management Company could have left something on when they were driving the car. Another thing would cause a dead battery was if the battery was old, but mine isn’t and last bad alternator and that also wasn’t the problem.

My only concern was the 20 miles Queen B was driven and how did one of the a/c panel get broken. Because it was to many people involved it’s hard to pick who was at fault. Now that we have our keys it’s time to go get her a nice car wash because she was ashy ashy. Can’t be driving around Hawaii looking like that.

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My girl is no longer ashy I got her looking SEXY again. Overall, I was pleased with the service I received because we have heard worse nightmares from what others had experience with shipping their cars to Hawaii. I definitely would use both companies again.

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, and Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii. 

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How I Shipped My Car From Connecticut To Hawaii

img_1916My road dog, Queen B is leaving me today. She Ready…For Paradise!

We decided that we could ship only one car to Hawaii and sell the other. Because Queen B is so fly…I won! I have a mature Lincoln MKZ but girlfriend is still clean, she’s spotless, she still drive excellent and shit, she still sexy that I could not part from her in Hawaii. I have my eyes set on the Lincoln Continental, have you seen her? #iDie

Today we had Cargo Management Group, Inc based out of Massachusetts  come out to pick up Queen B to take her on a long drive to Long Beach, California.

So what I learned about how all this shipping cars and furniture work is that it’s more than one company involved. The next company to receive the car will be Matson Ocean Shipping,  a transportation services company who’s headquartered is  in Honolulu, Hawaii. We were given a tracking number so that we can check to see where Queen B is at all time. I’ll be checking on her often. I’ll keep y’all posted on how Matson Ocean Shipping treats my girl. Before I gave over my keys I took tons of pics and also my mileage to be sure that everything is in place when she arrives to Hawaii.

They ask that we only have 1/4 of gas in the car because any more than that could add a lot of extra weight to your vehicle that could cause problems for the shipper at a weigh station. They also ask for you to remove any valuables in the car because they won’t be responsible for anything stolen. I wish companies would be held accountable as long as they have the key they should be held responsible. So, I just took everything out.

The driver from Cargo Management Group, Inc also, taking pics

I will be in Hawaii in 8 days so I’ll keep you posted on my reunion with Queen B and I’ll let you know how the service was with both companies, Cargo Management Group, Inc and Matson shipping.

Oh, I have my eyes set on the Lincoln Continental, have you seen her? #iDie

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii. 

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