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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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