Ocean Fuel Surcharge Increase 01/21/2018

Please note our primary steamship line partner, Matson Navigation, has advised that effective Sunday, January 21, 2018, the ocean fuel surcharge will increase from current 27.25% up to 28.5%. Matson makes a practice of providing 30 day notice for upward rate adjustments. Shipments received/processed by Aloha Freight Forwarders after January 21, 2018 will have the…

UPDATE: Matson Vessel Delays

Please be advised that Matson has advised status on several vessels: RJ PFEIFFER v426 (departed LGB Nov 03) and MOKIHANA v358 (departed LGB Nov 04) – We previously posted that the Pfeiffer was delayed due to weather out of Asia and then had a mechanical problem before it departed Long Beach. This has resulted in…

UPDATE: Vessel Delay RJ Pfeiffer v426

Please be advised that the RJ Pfeiffer v426 is delayed sailing out of Long Beach until tentatively 0900 on Friday morning 11/3/17 for mechanical reasons. New tentative arrival to Honolulu port is late Tuesday evening 11/7/17. This will delay deliveries for shipments on the RJ Pfeiffer, as well as potentially impact the next vessel, the…

Vessel Delay – RJ Pfeiffer V426

The RJ Pfeiffer V426 will be delayed departing Long Beach on Thursday, November 02, 2017 due to a weather delay for a typhoon off the coast of China. Current estimated time of arrival into Honolulu port is Monday, November 06, 2017. Deliveries in Honolulu will be delayed by a day and Matson has advised they…

Vessel Delay – Navigator V023 W

Please be advised that the Navigator is en route to Honolulu after having departed Long Beach 16 hours late on Sat Mar 04 and has subsequently experienced a mechanical issue. Current estimated time of arrival into Honolulu port is Friday, March 10, 2017 at 17:00. Deliveries will most likely be delayed until Mon / Tue.…

Vessel Delay – SS Matsonia V227

Please be advised that Matson’s Saturday sailing of vessel SS Matsonia V577 WB was delayed due to mechanical issues. Rather than departing Long Beach Saturday morning (Jan 14, 2017) it sailed on Sunday evening (Jan 15, 2017). As a result new ETA in Honolulu is Friday at noon (Jan 20, 2017). All deliveries will be…

Hurricane Madeline and Hurricane Lester

Please be advised that the Big Island experienced port closures last night due to Hurricane Madeline. A hurricane warning and flash flood watch are in effect for the Big Island and a tropical storm watch has been posted for Maui. Hurricane Lester is expected to track just north of Hawaii later this weekend. We will…