Port Labor Contract & Port Congestion

There are two issues that are combining to impact operations at the West Coast ports. The expired labor contract with the Longshoremen and the high volume of containers in preparation for the holiday season have resulted in severe delays at the terminals. The ports have been heavily impacted with terminal congestion, chassis dislocations, late and…

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Kilauea Volcano Lava Flow

On the Big Island, the Kilauea volcano continues to create a lava flow that is moving toward Pahoa 96778 in the Puna district. Please be advised that normal access to Pahoa via Highway 130 or Railroad Avenue may be impacted by the lava flow and while service is not expected to be disrupted due to…

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Ocean Fuel Surcharge Decrease 11/02/14

Please be advised our primary steamship line partner, Matson Navigation, has advised that effective Sunday, November 02, 2014, the ocean fuel surcharge will decrease from current 42.5% down to 37.5%. 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…

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Update on Tropical Storm Ana

Tropical Storm Ana is tracking further south than originally expected. The US Coast Guard does not anticipate any port closures at this time. Oakland vessel (MAUI – 030W) is expected to arrive 1 hour late on Saturday, which could have some impact/delays on the Long Beach vessel (MKI – 151W) arriving on Sunday evening. Hopefully,…

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Tropical Storm Ana

Please be advised that the barge service in Hawaii is reporting that each port of call throughout Hawaii may be affected by Tropical Storm Ana. Based on present projections, the US Coast Guard is expected to close the ports of Hilo, Kawaihae, Kahului, Kaunakakai, and Kaumalapau on Friday, October 17, 2014; Honolulu on Saturday morning,…

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Aloha Honolulu Office Closed 08/08/14

Please be advised that our Aloha Honolulu office will be closed on Friday, August 08, 2014, as will most businesses, in preparation for the storm systems approaching the Hawaiian Islands. Hurricane Iselle is currently forecasted to pass directly over the Big Island as a Category 1 hurricane bringing strong winds, mudslides, rain and storm surges…

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Storm Systems Approaching Hawaii

Please be advised that several storm systems are approaching Hawaii and expected to hit landfall on Friday, 08/08/14. Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio are expected to create localized flooding and high winds. At this time, the US Coast Guard has planned to close the Port of Honolulu Thursday night at 6:00 pm, requiring all…

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