Delays in sailings

January 3, 2013 | Category: Company News, Industry News

This week and next week’s sailings are going to be behind schedule.  Matson is citing weather as the main factor.  The Long Beach Wednesday departures are not departing until Thursday morning which will delay the delivery times in the islands by a day.  The Saturday sailings will arrive in Honolulu on Thursday morning, making any Thursday deliveries unlikely.  As always, we understand that you rely on …

Read more

Vessel delay last Saturday, Mokihana 235

November 27, 2012 | Category: Company News

This Matson vessel originated from Oakland. It then sailed to Long Beach and was scheduled to depart on Saturday, for a Wednesday night arrival in Honolulu. It departed Oakland late due to some labor issues. That delayed the arrival and subsequent departure from Long Beach. It is now due into Honolulu on Thursday at 10pm. This is a full day late. We will do everything we …

Read more

Delay with vessel departing Long Beach this past Saturday

November 13, 2012 | Category: Company News

The vessel Mokihana, voyage 234, will be arriving into Honolulu around 0800 Thursday. This is more than 12 hours late. Many shipments that would normally deliver on Thursday may not deliver until Friday. We will expedite as much as we can. The vessel sustained some damage while loading in Long Beach and had to be repaired prior to sailing.

Read more

Steamship line increases ocean fuel surcharge

September 11, 2012 | Category: Company News

Matson Navigation announced an increase to the fuel surcharge effective October 7. The increase will bump the surcharge up to 43.5%. This is an extremely high rate, but short of the record high in June of last year. Click here to see Matson’s official announcement. Our Aloha Freight invoices will reflect the new rate on shipments dated on or after the effective date.

Read more

Late departure of vessel this week, possible delay

August 13, 2012 | Category: Company News

Update 8/16/12: The vessel departed later than anticipated. The estimated arrival in Honolulu will be 1300 on Monday. We will not have any shipments available for Monday delivery. We will attempt to make most of our deliveries on Tuesday. Matson is still holding the barge connections to the Neighbor Islands. Please expect a day delay beyond normal delivery schedule.) Due to severe weather in the western …

Read more

Matson Wednesday vessel departures

August 6, 2012 | Category: Company News

Matson has announced that starting this Wednesday, August 8, the vessel departure from Long Beach has been advanced to 0400. The previous departure time was 1000, so it has been advanced by 6 hours. It should mean earlier arrival times in Honolulu on Sunday afternoon and earlier container availability on Monday mornings. However, they may slow the vessel speed down for better economics, and there is …

Read more

FSC adjustment and Steamship Delay

July 9, 2012 | Category: Company News

Matson has notified us of a delay in the departure of the vessel scheduled to depart Long Beach tomorrow, Wednesday. The vessel has a mechanical problem with a turbo charger that will result in a delay of approximately 12 hours. We will expedite all shipments upon arrival. However, most deliveries that would normally be accomplished on Monday in Honolulu will not take place until Tuesday. We …

Read more

Welcome new team members

April 30, 2012 | Category: Company News

We would like to announce and welcome two people to the Aloha Freight family. Rob Pajor is our new sales manager and Mike Breslin is a new account manager. They both have extensive experience in freight transportation. We are thrilled to have them aboard and look forward to wonderful things with them.

Read more

Mahalo, Jim!

February 24, 2012 | Category: Company News

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that one of our Aloha Freight ohana is moving on to a new endeavor. Jim McMichael has been our sales manager for over eight years. He is leaving our Compton location and will be joining another organization and valuable Aloha Freight partner in Honolulu. We are grateful for his dedication and devotion to the Aloha family, and wish …

Read more

Late arriving vessel in Honolulu

January 3, 2012 | Category: Company News

The vessel Matsonia 522 that departed Long Beach on Saturday 12/31/11 will be arriving into Honolulu more than 12 hours late. Containers would usually be available starting Thursday morning on January 5. They will not become available until the afternoon. There was extremely heavy fog in Long Beach and the ship had to delay its departure and then run slower than usual. We will work as …

Read more