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How Long Does It Take a Cargo Ship to Go from California to Hawaii?

It can take as little as five days for a cargo ship to transit from the ports of Los Angeles or Long Beach to Honolulu Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. Cargo ships bound for Hawaii’s neighbor islands—Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island—take approximately two to four additional days. That’s 7-9 days in total to transit from California to Hawaii. The chart below sums it all up: Cargo Ship Transit Times from California to Hawaii (Westbound) Transit Time from California by Destination Port  Honolulu Harbor, Oahu > 5 Days Kahului Harbor, Maui > 7 Days Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai > 7 Days Kawaihae Harbor, Big Island (Kona) > […]

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How Does Freight Get to Hawaii?

There’s a simple answer to this question: Freight gets to Hawaii usually by boat but also often by plane. In other words, when it comes to the final leg of its journey, cargo gets shipped to Hawaii either by ocean freight or air freight. As an isolated Pacific island chain, Hawaii relies heavily on these freight modes to supply food, finished goods, construction materials, business supplies—almost everything that makes island life workable. Want a deeper look into how freight moves to Hawaii? We’ll show you exactly how Hawaii ocean freight and air freight work, as well as how these freight modes keep the state’s economy […]

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How California’s Clean Air Initiatives May Impact the Transportation Industry—and Shippers

Air pollution is a significant problem in the state of California. The San Joaquin Valley and South Coast Air Basins experience some of the highest air pollution levels in the United States, according to data from the EPA. Of the ten most ozone-polluted U.S. cities, seven are located in the Golden State. Additionally, a 2021 air-quality report from the Environment America Research & Policy center ranked Southern California air pollution as the worst in the country. That same report quantified the number of days of elevated ozone and/or particulate matter in several population centers in California during the year 2020: Days of Elevated Ozone and/or […]

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Why Freight Forwarders Join Professional Orgs—and What That Means for You

Like many other specialized sectors, companies in the transportation and logistics industry have their own professional organizations. It’s easy to think that these affiliations don’t add up to much more than a series of logos at the bottom of a company website. However, as a shipper or a potential partner to a freight forwarder, you might be surprised that these professional affiliations actually offer you benefits. Through the networking, educational, and financial opportunities offered by these organizations, freight forwarders are better positioned to deliver: A thoroughly professional experience, with trained and informed experts handling your shipment every step of the way. Seamless pickup, handling, and […]

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CES 2022 Round-Up: EV Technology for Over-the-Road Freight

As the freight industry looks to green technology for sustainable solutions, electric vehicle (EV) solutions were on full display at CES 2022. Alongside innovations in digital health, food tech, gaming, and smart home applications, companies exhibited heavy-duty battery-electrics and hybrids alongside lighter duty last-mile vans and even autonomous platforms for closed logistics ecosystems. Unlike some of technology that’s unveiled at CES, some of these EVs are not only already in production but also currently in commercial use. In other words, the EV tech displayed at this year’s CES was both strong in concept and reality. Ultimately, these entries offered new promise that EVs might finally […]

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Why Are Containers Still Backed Up at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach?

A little while ago, we tackled the question, “Why is the supply chain so messed up?” Despite efforts from local officials, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and even President Joe Biden’s administration, there’s still significant congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. For our part, we’ve been hearing from a number of shippers looking for drayage solutions to get their containers out of the ports. A few key statistics lay out the current state of affairs: 82% increase in average end-to-end transit time from China to the U.S. Due in large part to port congestion, U.S.–China ocean freight transit time has increased considerably, […]

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