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DGX - Dependable Global Express


Dear Valued Customer,

The following is provided for your information:

Holiday Schedules

The following offices will be closed in celebration of their local holidays.


 Labour Day (Fremantle)

 Labour Day (Melbourne)

 March Public Holiday (Adelaide)

 March 4

 March 11

 March 11


 Vernal Equinox Day

 March 21

Please remember that certain offices are across the International Dateline. The dates above are their dates, not the actual U.S. date.

Port Congestion Update

Terminal operators in Long Beach are starting to see relief as record container dwell times, rail dwell times, and truck turn times are finally declining. With the help of the Lunar New Year lull and multiple blank sailings, terminal operators in Long Beach say they have turned the corner and they are expecting to see an end to congestion by mid-March. The chassis shortage is also expected to improve as number of chassis previously tied up at warehouses in Southern California is down significantly.

GRI Update

The previously announced GRI from last month has been reduced. The below increases are effective February 15, 2019.




Increase Amount

Effective Date

All US Origins

Brisbane, Australia


$5 w/m - $5 min


All US Origins

New Zealand


$2 w/m - $2 min


Section 301 tariff increase postponed

List 3 of the section 301 retaliatory tariffs that were set to increase to 25% on March 1st has been postponed indefinitely following substantial progress in trade talks with China. The tariff was originally set to increase to 25% on Jan 1, 2019 but had been postponed to March 1. These tariffs will remain at 10% pending further notice from Customs. List 1 & 2 remain at 25%.

Company Happenings

We would like to share some recent news from our DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express blogs, with the below being a “cut and paste” effort from our website, and Facebook page(s):

We encourage you to visit our blog at to see our latest updates, progress, helpful hints, and shipping insights. Once there you can access links to our Facebook pages, with some of more noteworthy items being:

New Honolulu Warehouse - We’re building a new warehouse and distribution center in the heart of the industrial district in Honolulu. Visit our page to view the progress of the building project.

Beard for Buck$ - A campaign to help raise money for charity, that will help the homeless in Hawaii. So far we have earmarked over $25,000 for charity, including a donation from a customer for $25.00 a container for their 100 plus container project. We estimate 4 more months until the completion of our new warehouse! You can see monthly updates regarding the current length of the beard, as we progress.

The 2 charities listed below, will be receiving 100% of all donations:

We hope that you join us in this fun, yet charitable cause. #beardforbucks #honolulu #hawaii. Please feel free to donate to this worthy cause.

Just so you know, for a single donation of $10,000, Brad Dechter, the President of DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express, and DGX (Dependable Global Express) is willing to dye his beard purple, one of the official colors of Dependable Supply Chain Services, for a month!

For $25,000 he will dye the beard and his hair, too! It’s all for a great cause, folks!

Should you have additional questions, please contact your local DGX office or representative, or call us at 888-488-4888 or at 310-669-8888.

Thank you for your business - we appreciate it!