Vessel Delays

Weather and the holidays have had a ripple affect to some vessel arrivals in Honolulu. Shipments on the two most recent departures from Long Beach may have a one day delay on delivery. Last Wednesday’s 12/02 departure (RJP-408W) that should have arrived last night, arrived this morning in Honolulu. This past Saturday’s Long Beach 12/05…

Fuel Surcharge Decrease 11/29/15

Please note our primary steamship line partner, Matson Navigation, has advised that effective Sunday, Nov 29, 2015, the ocean fuel surcharge will decrease from current 20.5% down to 18.5%. Matson makes a practice of providing 30 day notice for upward rate adjustments, but passes on downward adjustments as soon as possible. Also, fuel surcharge for…

Holiday Schedule

Happy Holidays! Please be advised that our steamship line partner, Matson, will have a special schedule for the holidays for sailings out of Long Beach to Honolulu as outlined below: Aloha Pick-Up Cut-Off Aloha RECVG Cut-Off LGB Depart HONO Arrival Wed, Nov 25 12:00 pm Wed, Nov 25 4:00 pm Sat, Nov 28 Wed, Dec…

Thanksgiving Holiday – Early Cut-Off

Please be advised that Aloha Freight Forwarders will be closed on Thur-Fri, Nov 26-27, 2015 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Early pickup cut-off on Wed, Nov 25 by noon for the Saturday, Nov 28 sailing, and cargo must be received by Aloha California terminal by Wednesday, Nov 25 4:00 pm to meet that sailing.…

Matson Vessel Schedule – Update

Due to the extensive damage sustained by Matson’s Maunawili vessel that resulted in a cancelled sailing on 02/11/15, a backlog of containers has materialized in the Matson yard. As a result, Matson added the Matsonia vessel to the fleet in addition to transporting containers from Long Beach to Oakland to offset the congestion. Unfortunately, Matson…

Port Negotiations – Update

On Wednesday, 02/18/15, the PMA and the ILWU met separately with Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, who was sent by the White House to urge them to come to an agreement, according to people familiar with the negotiations. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti also joined to stress “the importance…

Delayed Vessel – Maunawili – UPDATE

We previously mentioned that Matson vessel Maunawili sustained significant damage due to heavy seas in its last passage to Long Beach. It’s regular schedule would have been to depart Long Beach on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Matson planned to delay the vessel departure to Honolulu until Sunday February 15, 2015 so that repairs could be…

Delayed Vessel – Maunawili

We have been advised by Matson that the sailing for Wednesday, February 11, 2015 has been rescheduled to this weekend. The result is that there will be no Wednesday sailing this week and instead there will be 2 sailings on this weekend (the Mokihana and the Maunawili). The vessel that was scheduled for Wednesday, the…

Ocean Fuel Surcharge Decrease 02/15/15

Please be advised our primary steamship line partner, Matson Navigation, has advised that effective Sunday, February 15, 2015, the ocean fuel surcharge will decrease from current 31.5% down to 24.5%. Matson makes a practice of providing 30 day notice for upward rate adjustments, but passes on downward adjustments as soon as possible. Shipments received/processed by…