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Helpful Articles - Freight

Optimize Your Oʻahu Retail Operations with Expert Warehousing Solutions

When you’re running a retail business, you need to keep a continual pulse on your overhead, as well as any opportunities to generate more revenue. That’s particularly true on Oʻahu, where freight costs can add up quickly and commercial rent is pricey. (Especially in Honolulu!) As you look for ways to reduce your expenses and boost your sales, consider outsourcing your warehousing and storage. At first glance, outsourcing these functions may seem like an added expense. However, this logistics strategy can offer Oʻahu retail operations four distinct benefits. Advantage #1: Maximize Your Retail Floor Space As a retail operator on Oʻahu, you’re paying for every...

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Navigating Hawaiʻi Freight: A Comprehensive Guide to Seamless Shipping

Freight is the lifeblood of Hawaiʻi’s businesses. However, getting cargo to, from, and around an isolated location like the Hawaiian Islands can feel complex. To help add ease to your mainland, interisland, and international cargo logistics, we put together this guide to Hawaiʻi freight. Below, you’ll hear expert freight tips from our teams on Oʻahu, Maui, Kauaʻi, and both sides of the Big Island (Hilo and Kona). These must-knows will help you keep your Hawaiʻi freight moving—and ensure it arrives in excellent condition. (We’ll even try to save you some money along the way!) #1: Right-Size Solutions Are Available Much of Hawaiʻi’s freight moves to...

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Big Island Ocean Freight Tips: Shipping Cargo to/from Hilo & Kona with Ease

Business owners on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi rely on ocean freight to deliver the supplies that keep their operations moving. To help add ease to your next Big Island ocean freight shipment, we put together this guide. Whether your freight is moving through Hilo Harbor or Kawaihae Harbor, we’ll show you everything you need to know. The must-knows you’ll find below will help you keep your supply chain running efficiently, avoid common Big Island ocean freight pitfalls, and keep your costs manageable. Big Island Freight Must-Know #1: The Island Has Two Ports If you live on the Big Island, you’re probably already aware of...

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Shipping Freight to Maui? 4 Must-Knows from the Pros

Moving freight to a remote state like Hawaiʻi comes with challenges, and each of Hawaiʻi’s islands is different. Take Maui, for example. If you’ve spent any time on the island, you know that Maui has its own way of operating, plus a unique terrain—two volcanoes that merged to form the Valley Isle. Add in varying road quality and width, and you’ll quickly see why moving freight on Maui comes with its own set of considerations. We’ve had a location on Maui since 2001, and we’ve moved all kinds of freight to and around the island. If you’re considering opening a business on Maui—or you’re looking...

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Everything You Need to Know About Kauai Freight

Whether you’re moving freight westbound to Kauai or eastbound from Kauai to another destination, there are a few details that can derail your shipment. Additionally, there are a few add-on freight services that can make shipping your Kauai freight simpler and easier.  We’ve been moving all types of freight to and from Kauai since 2005—everything from retail items to construction materials to household goods to surfboard blanks. We’ll show you exactly what you need to know to make sure that your Kauai freight arrives at its destination quickly, easily, and in perfect condition.  Kauai Freight Must-Know #1: Direct Service Is Available There are two schools...

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HazMat Considerations for Over-the-Road Hawaii Freight

If you’re importing hazardous materials to Hawaii, you likely know that this type of cargo requires special handling while traveling via air freight and ocean freight. However, did you realize that those requirements continue once the cargo arrives in Hawaii? As your hazardous goods are traveling around the island via truck, they also need careful consideration to ensure both safe transport and compliance with regulations. If you’re importing hazardous materials to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, or the Big Island, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know to get your cargo safely to its final destination. First and foremost, let’s talk about the regulations around...

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