West Coast Port Negotiations

We are pleased that the ILWU and PMA have been able to come to an agreement on some important issues such as health care and chassis maintenance. However, there are still several issues remaining in their negotiations which are still unresolved. We are concerned about the protracted time it is taking and some rumors that…

Delayed Vessel – Mokihana 292

Please be advised that due to a ballast tank issue and winter weather conditions, Matson is currently showing that the Mokihana 292 (which would normally arrive into Honolulu Wednesday evening Feb 04, 2015) will now be arriving on Thursday morning, Feb 05, 2015. Thank you for your understanding.

Ocean Fuel Surcharge Decrease 01/18/15

Please be advised our primary steamship line partner, Matson Navigation, has advised that effective Sunday, January 18, 2015, the ocean fuel surcharge will decrease from current 35.5% down to 31.5%. 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…

Ocean Fuel Surcharge Decrease 12/21/14

Please be advised our primary steamship line partner, Matson Navigation, has advised that effective Sunday, December 21, 2014, the ocean fuel surcharge will decrease from current 37.5% down to 35.5%. 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…

Internet & Telephone Upgrade 12/18/14

Please be aware that Aloha Freight Forwarders is in the process of upgrading our internet and telephone system. We anticipate some downtime on Thursday, December 18, 2014. From 4:00-5:00 pm Pacific time (2:00 – 3:00 pm Hawaii) our website may be unavailable. From 5:00 pm Pacific through the evening, the California terminal will not be…

Delayed Vessel – Mahimahi 313W

Please be advised that due to weather conditions in Oakland, California, Matson is currently showing that the Mahimahi-313W which would normally depart Long Beach this Saturday, December 13, 2014, will now be departing a day later on Sunday, December 14, with an ETA into Honolulu Friday morning, December 19, 2014. This will delay deliveries. We…