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Dear Valued Customer,


The following is provided for your information:


Holiday Schedules

The offices listed below will be closed for the holidays as follows:


Labor Day

September 4


Ninoy Aquino Day

National Heroes Day

August 21

August 28


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


DHX–Dependable Hawaiian Express Labor Day Holiday Cut Offs


      Out of Southern California – The cutoff for Hawaii non-hazardous freight to sail Wednesday, September 6, will be Tuesday, September 5, by 5:00 pm PST. We will not be sailing hazardous freight for Hawaii on Wednesday, September 6. The hazardous freight received on Friday, September 1, and Tuesday, September 5, by 5:00 pm PST will sail Saturday, September 9. The cutoff for Guam non-hazardous freight will be Friday, September 1, by 5:00 pm PST, and the cutoff for Guam hazardous freight will be Thursday, August 31, by 5:00 pm PST for sail Wednesday, September 6.


      Out of Northern California – The cutoff for the Hawaii and Guam for hazardous and non-hazardous will be Thursday, August 31, by 3:30 pm PST for sail Tuesday, September 5. The cutoff for hazardous freight must be dropped off by 12:00 pm PST on Tuesday, September 5, and non-hazardous freight must be dropped off by 3:30 pm PST on Tuesday, September 5, for sail Wednesday, September 6.


      Out of Seattle – There will be no disruption to our regular cutoff schedule.


Labor Day Holiday Port Schedule and Gate Hours

Matson Navigation Company (“Matson”) has announced Labor Day is a no-work holiday for select U.S. ports on the West Coast, Hawaii, and Guam. All Matson terminals will be closed on the U.S. Mainland and in Hawaii and Guam on Monday, September 4, 2023.


All cut-offs for West Coast departures remain unchanged. 


Maui Strong

Our thoughts and prayers remain with our Ohana and everyone affected by the devastating Maui wildfires as we continue to wish for a speedy recovery.


Maui is constantly reevaluating its needs as time goes on. If you would like to donate, please see the list of foundations below. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide you with updates for support.

            Monetary Donations

      Hawaiian Salvation Army

      Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund (Aina Momona)

      Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (Kaik'o Maui Fund) - The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, Alakaina Foundation Family, and Kako’o Haleakala will match up to $100,000 in donations for Kako’o Maui.

      Aloha United Way (Maui Fire Relief Fund)

      Hawaii Foodbank

Project Cargo

Shipping oversize or heavy cargo, or require unique solutions from origin to destination worldwide? As a premier service provider, we understand specialized project needs and can offer the fastest, safest, and most economical method of moving your goods. DHX has an unsurpassed ability to handle all integral parts of the process, from trucking companies to crating, warehousing, loading companies, port stevedoring, ocean carriers, and more. 

For a rate quote or more information, please contact a Project Specialist at 800.488.4888 (U.S. only) or 310.537.2000, Ext. 1208, or email us at

Warehousing and Storage


Do you need short or long-term storage and distribution services in Hawaii?


Our DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express facilities are conveniently located across the Hawaiian Islands in Honolulu (Oahu), Wailuku (Maui), and Kona (the Big Island), as well as Guam, to provide you with a simple solution for order fulfillment. For further information, please contact Eli Forkner at 800.488.4888, Ext. 1740.


DHX Blog – Shipping Insights

We encourage you to visit our blog at for our latest updates, progress, helpful hints, and shipping insights. Once there, you can access links to our other social media pages, where we share company items we believe are newsworthy.


Tell Us How We’re Doing


We use Trustpilot, an online platform for sharing customer experiences. Please visit our Trustpilot page and let us know how we are doing. Your feedback will guide us to improve our service to you and others - our customers!


We would love to hear your feedback!


Should you have additional questions, please contact your local office or our Corporate Customer Service Center at 800.488.4888, Ext. 2020, or email us at


Thank you for your business - we appreciate it!