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6 Trends We’re Seeing Right Now in Hawaii Freight & Trucking

The events of 2020 have resulted in changes to logistics and supply chain operations around the globe, maybe nowhere more notably than air freight, which has experienced significant capacity crunches and rate volatility this year. Ultimately, the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted just about every mode of transportation available. To give you some additional perspective on the current state of logistics, we wanted to share a quick update on what we’re seeing in Hawaii freight. Below, you’ll find our observations around recent freight trends and changing procedures, as well as few suggestions for handling them as they relate to your supply chain. […]

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Starting a New Business in Hawaii? Your Freight Forwarder Can Help!

You might already be aware that a freight forwarder can help your business run more smoothly. But did you know that a freight forwarder can be an absolutely invaluable partner in starting a business? This can be especially true in a place like Hawaii, where you may be coordinating multiple freight modes to supply your new venture. In this article, we’ll reveal four ways your freight forwarder can help you get a new Hawaii business off the ground, quickly, easily, and affordably. #1: Coordinating All of the Moving Parts Starting up a brick-and-mortar business is a little like spinning those proverbial plates. There’s a lot […]

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The Experts Speak: The COVID-19 Effect on Freight and Household Moves in Hawaii

As part of our Local Spotlight series on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state of Hawaii, we’ve profiled three small business owners in the state: Caramiya Davies-Reed, who owns a brick-and-mortar store and an online business in Maui. Justine Lee, who co-owns the restaurant PAI Honolulu with her husband, Kevin Lee. Nick Gerard, co-owner of the full-service auto repair shop Neue Auto in Honolulu. In addition to offering you the perspective of these small business owners, we wanted to share some observations from our experts in the state. These three have been working to keep freight and household goods moving to and […]

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Finding the Right Partner to Expand into Hawaii Freight—and Grow Your Business

As a 3PL, you may be working with your clients on their LTL/FTL, air, rail, and intermodal freight, but maybe you haven’t yet gone after delivering freight to Jones Act locations like Hawaii. (Or perhaps you’ve dipped your toes into this market in the past and gotten burned by unreliable partners!) Adding new freight destinations through partnerships can offer your business considerable benefits. First of all, it allows you to rapidly expand your own capabilities while skipping the steep learning curve that new destinations can entail. That’s especially true for a destination like Hawaii, where you’re dealing with four different islands, each with their own […]

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Local Spotlight: PAI Honolulu Turns to Culinary Kits in Take-Out Times

Even as the state of Hawaii transitions to a “safer-at-home” order that has allowed many businesses in the state to re-open, COVID-19 concerns and social distancing guidelines continue to change the way most businesses operate. As part of our Local Spotlight series to highlight how COVID-19 is affecting Hawaii businesses, we talked to Justine Lee, manager of PAI Honolulu. She runs the restaurant along with her husband, Kevin Lee, who is also the restaurant’s chef and owner. Through our conversation with Justine, you’ll get a look into the issues facing restaurants in the state of Hawaii, as well as some insights into the innovative solutions […]

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