Hawaii Freight Services
We work with you to craft a freight plan that works for your project. From door-to-door, we’ll help you build a strategy that helps your business run more smoothly.
Local expertise and global experience, all in the spirit of Ohana
Freight forwarding to, from, and within the Hawaiian islands requires both shipping and logistics expertise. And for more than 30 years, businesses from all industries and of all sizes have trusted Royal Hawaiian Movers — Hawaii’s largest moving company — to help develop and execute all their freight forwarding plans.
Get a custom and comprehensive estimate on freight forwarding to and from Hawaii.
Royal Hawaiian Movers has teams of professionals across all major Hawaiian islands that have the specific experience and expertise required to cost-effectively manage every freight forwarding need you may have within and between Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island.Read More
No matter where your freight originates or where its final destination may be, with Royal Hawaiian Movers you’ll be in the same hands — no middlemen required.
We’re sure we can quickly provide a competitive quote and get started immediately. And you can be sure that by choosing Royal Hawaiian Movers, you’ll enjoy the benefit of working with a locally based staff of logistics and shipping experts, as well as the additional support available from Approved, which covers the world.
Freight forwarding: by land, sea, and air
We offer the following options for freight forwarding to, from, or within Hawaii and the mainland (click each for further details):
- Trucking: pickup and delivery to/from a warehouse or storage facility to/from the port or airfield
- Ocean: full container loads (FCL) — 20’, 40’, 45’ — and less than container loads (LCL): there’s no “one size fits all”
- Air freight: when time is your most fundamental requirement
Get a free quote on any of the above freight forwarding services.
Customers are saying
First, We Plan
There’s really no margin for error in freight forwarding to and from Hawaii: any delays in pickup and delivery can be ruinous for a business. Which is why our team spends as much effort on planning as we do executing.
Every customer enjoys a customized plan that properly sets expectations. And every customer may rest assured that, during execution of the plan, Royal Hawaiian Movers works day and night to meet or exceed those expectations.
Beyond freight forwarding: storage, drayage, and more
At Royal Hawaiian Movers, our freight forwarding services are about far more than just packing up, transporting, and dropping off your cargo.Read More
You’ll enjoy consolidation and deconsolidation services, warehousing, short-range pickup and delivery (a.k.a, drayage), and, perhaps most importantly, consistent updates and communications about where your freight is at any given moment.
With multiple storage facilities across the Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island, we can also offer flexibility and choice should you require storage. As the warehouses where your goods will be stored are operated by the same company chosen to move your freight in the first place, your cargo will remain secure (and close-by) until you are ready to claim it.
Scheduling your freight shipment is easy: just contact us.
Freight forwarding ports and points of service all over the world
With locations in Hawaii, Alaska, California and on the US territory of Guam, Royal Hawaiian Movers and Approved Freight Forwarders make it easy and cost-effective to get started shipping. Our locations include:
- Los Angeles
- Hawaii (Honolulu, Oahu; Kahului, Maui; Nawiliwili, Kauai; Kawaihae/Kona, “The Big Island,” western side; and Hilo, “The Big Island,” eastern side)
Freight forwarding: only one of many moving services we offer
Whether it’s determining the paperwork needed to ensure your cargo gets where it’s supposed to be, or lining up warehouse space for storage on either side of the Pacific Ocean, or creating a logistical plan for a corporate relocation to Hawaii, no one offers a more comprehensive level of services and solutions than Royal Hawaiian Movers.
If you’ve done your research, you may have seen that you have many options when it comes to Hawaiian freight forwarding. The key thing is finding a partner that offers the services you need. That’s where partnering with Royal Hawaiian Movers and The DeWitt Companies becomes the clear choice.
Where some shipping partners require you use a series of middlemen and agents (e.g., because the freight forwarder doesn’t do mainland drayage, or only offers short term storage, etc.), Royal Hawaiian Movers — in part, due to the partnership with our sister companies — keeps you in the same safe hands, from port to port and from door to door.
Don’t settle: go with the only freight forwarding company that offers both the local expertise required to ship cargo to and from Hawaii, and the global experience required to ensure the job is done well from start to finish.
Ecological Diversity Can Mean
Each Hawaiian Island has a singular natural splendor, which can mean
singular geographic and logistical hurdles.
Moving to Oahu
Oahu, “the gathering place,” is the most populated of the islands. And while that means it has many mainland amenities, it also means mainland liabilities, such as traffic and construction.
Moving to Maui
Maui, “the valley island,” has more geological variance than Oahu: moving to or from upcountry Maui requires an entirely different approach than a move to the Hana Highway area. Our movers understand these variances, and are completely equipped to address them all.
Moving to Kauai
Kauai, “the garden island,” with its population living almost exclusively in coastal towns, can present challenges in efficient travel along its one-lane roadways, and much more so should you move further inland. Learn more
Moving to the Big Island (Hilo and Kona)
The Big Island, Hawai’i. While perhaps the most affordable of the Hawaiian Islands, the Big Island has challenges in that its residences and business centers are also spread across the Island.
Learn more (Big Island – Hilo). Learn more (Big Island – Kailua/Kona).