February 15, 2019
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Many Factors to Consider Shipping from Hawaii to the US Mainland

DHX shipping from US mainland to HawaiiIf you’re located on the outer islands of Hawaii, usually the shipping carrier you chose will move your product shipment to Oahu for consolidation with other similar shipments. Plan on this adding a week or more to the transit time of your eastbound shipment. Once your shipment is on the island of Oahu, the carrier normally will have a container moving back to the US mainland.

The question to ask is “How often does this happen?” With DHX–Dependable Hawaiian Express, freight is moved eastbound into Long Beach, California on a weekly basis, usually on the following Saturday sailing back into Long Beach. Eastbound shipping is slower—eight days on water vs. five days westbound from Long Beach to Honolulu. Some carriers, like DHX–Dependable Hawaiian Express, also offer a more economical bi-weekly option directly to the Pacific Northwest using a barge service. Plan on these ocean transportation times, using this barge service, to be from four-six weeks. See our Ocean Shipping Schedule.

Eastbound shipper rates are normally calculated based on a combination of factors:

  • the type of product being shipped
  • physical dimensions
  • weight
  • specific pick-up area (should you require one)
  • destination delivery requirements
  • whether the place of delivery is a business or residential address
Both pick-up and delivery services may entail use of a forklift and or specialized equipment which will increase your charges. Your shipment packaging may also increase the dimensions of the shipment and hence, the cost. But proper packaging is extremely important to provide additional safety for your valued product. We recommend not skimping on packing in order to save a few dollars on the freight charges. In the long run it will save you time, possible damage and subsequent aggravation. To request a rate quote from us, please use our convenient online rate quoter.

DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express offers a unique package of shipping services. If you need assistance, please reach out to your local DHX–Dependable Hawaiian Express office or call toll free at (800) 488-4888 and we can help. We’re Dependable. From Start to Finish.

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