As you can see, there’s a significant difference in transit time between Asia-Hawaii air freight and ocean freight. While air freight can arrive in a matter of days, ocean freight takes a few weeks.
However, the cost is considerably lower when you’re using ocean freight.
Additionally, some items simply aren’t suited for air freight—like hazardous materials. We ship a significant amount of freight containing lithium batteries to Hawaii via ocean freight. Oversized and overweight freight also has to travel over the ocean.