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Keep up with the latest news from Hawaiian Express

A lot of things are happening over here at Hawaiian Express Service. We have many new service features planned in our goal to continously provide you with exceptional service.

Please come back often to our news room to see what is happening at Hawaiian Express Service, and in the industry.

Major Winter Storm Delays Matson Vessel's MKD098N and MTC096N

12/14/2018 - We at Hawaiian Express would like to inform you that there will be a delay of shipments bound for Alaska due to the developing winter storm.

Information on the vessels are below according to Matson:

Matson Kodiak – MKD098N
Matson Kodiak departed Tacoma on Wednesday as scheduled, but has been slowed by weather enroute. Based on the current weather outlook, ETA Anchorage is 0800 Tuesday, December 18.
To restore schedule integrity, MKD098S will bypass Kodiak and return directly to Tacoma from Anchorage. Kodiak cargo on the MKD098 will be relayed to MTC096 for furtherance to Kodiak.

Matson Tacoma– MTC096N
Matson Tacoma is expected to encounter the same major storm system. ETA Anchorage is currently 0700 Wednesday, December 19. MTC096S will call on Kodiak and Dutch Harbor prior to returning to Tacoma.

These projections are based upon current weather conditions. We will provide updated ETA information if there are any changes, or if anything further develops.

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Fuel Surcharge Increase - Hawaii, Guam/CNMI, Micronesia

10/22/2018 - We at Hawaiian Express would like to inform you that the steamship lines to Hawaii will increase their fuel surcharge by 2.5 percentage points. Effective Sunday, November 18, 2018 the fuel surcharge for Hawaii and Guam/CNMI services will be increased from 37.5% to 40% and Micronesia from 41.5% to 44%.

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Fuel Surcharge Increase - Alaska

10/22/2018 - We at Hawaiian Express would like to inform you that the steamship lines to Alaska will increase their fuel surcharge from 25% to 27.5% due to a continued increase in fuel related costs.
The increase will take effectively on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

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Fuel Surcharge Increase

08/14/2018 - We at Hawaiian Express would like to inform you that the steamship lines to Hawaii will increase their fuel surcharge. Effective Sunday, Sept 16, 2018 the fuel surcharge for Hawaii service will be increased from 36% to 37.5%; Guam/CNMI from 36.5% to 37.5%, and Micronesia will remain at 41.5%.

The steamship lines also added that they will continue to closely monitor fuel costs and will adjust the surcharge accordingly.

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Fuel Surcharge Increase

06/08/2018 - We at Hawaiian Express would like to inform you that the steamship lines to Hawaii will increase their fuel surcharge by 3.5 percentage points. Effective Sunday, July 15, 2018 the fuel surcharge for Hawaii service will be increased from 32.5% to 36%; Guam/CNMI from 33% to 36.5%, and Micronesia from 38% to 41.5%.

The steamship lines also added that they will continue to closely monitor fuel costs and will adjust the surcharge accordingly.

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Fuel Surcharge Increase

05/08/2018 - We at Hawaiian Express would like to inform you that the steamship lines to Hawaii will increase their fuel surcharge by 2.5 percentage points. Effective Sunday, June 03, 2018 the fuel surcharge for Hawaii service will be increased from 30% to 32.5%; Guam/CNMI from 30.5% to 33%, and Micronesia from 35.5% to 38%.

The steamship lines also added that they will continue to closely monitor fuel costs and will adjust the surcharge accordingly.

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Our Washington office has moved!

04/27/2018 - To serve our customers better, our Washington office has moved to 20003 85th Ave S, Kent, WA 98031.

Please note the following changes in our contact information:
1. The new main phone line is (253) 872-6599.
2. Please direct all emails to washington@hawaiianexpressinc.com.

Please discontinue sending emails to wcrosetti@alaskanexpress.com as his role has changed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

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Fuel Surcharge Increase

02/14/2018 - We at Hawaiian Express would like to inform you that the steamship lines to Hawaii will increase their fuel surcharge by 1.5 percentage points. Effective Sunday, March 18, 2018 the fuel surcharge for Hawaii service will be increased from 28.5% to 30%; Guam/CNMI from 29% to 30.5%, and Micronesia from 34% to 35.5%.

The steamship lines also added that they will continue to closely monitor fuel costs and will adjust the fuel rates as trends warrant.

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Hawaii Wharfage and HI Facilities Security Fee Increases

09/07/2017 - Dear Valued Customer, Pasha Hawaii and Matson will file the scheduled Hawaii Wharfage levels as outlined in a notice from the Hawaii Department of Transportation/ Hawaii Harbors Division. The filings will appear in tariff STB PHHD No. 006 which governs the movement of container cargo between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. The 15% Wharfage increase will become effective on October 1, 2017 and filed under rule 998. This increase is a pass-through charge from an increase imposed by Hawaii’s Department of Transportation, Harbors Division. The December 26, 2016 notice provided

“The final rules reflect the recommended effective date of the first increase as February 1, 2017 (of 17%), followed by an increase of 15% effective October 1, 2017, and a third increase of 15% effective July 1, 2018, to allow for both the schedule necessary to support the harbor modernization financing and for harbor users, carriers and customers to plan for the increases in fees. Incremental rate increases of 3% or the consumer price index (CPI) rate, whichever is higher, will be implemented annually starting on July 1, 2019.”

These increases total $78.55 to Oahu, and $155.95 to the outer islands. Hawaiian Express Service will be adding these amounts to full containerloads and charging $0.07 per cubic foot on lcl shipments.

The Hawaii Wharfage levels effective October 1, 2017 will be:

TO / FROM HAWAII As of Oct 1, 2017 20' 40' 45'
Honolulu $119.99 $239.99 $239.99
Neighbor Islands $253.32 $506.63 $506.63
NI WFG Differential $133.33 $266.64 $266.64

The Wharfage fees apply on both Westbound and Eastbound shipments. In addition, October 1st will mark the increase in the Hawaii Facilities Security Fee. The new levels are filed under Rule 340-K in STB PHHD no.006.

Rule 340-K HI FACILITIES SECURITY FEE eff Oct 1, 2017 $17.25/ PC HON $25.87/ PC NI

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Young Brothers, LLC General Rate Increase and General Excise Tax (GET) Exemption

07/01/2017 - We at Hawaiian Express would like to inform you that Young Brothers, Limited will place into effect two adjustments that affect freight charges assessed by the company: (1) an across-the-board increase of 0.12 percent to be applied to all Young Brothers freight rates, and (2) an adjustment to Young Brothers’ General Excise Tax (GET) exemption for services relating to the loading and unloading of freight from barges.

The across-the-board increase of 0.12 percent to be applied to all Young Brothers freight rates was approved by the Hawai`i State Public Utilities Commission in a decision issued on May 4, 2017. This percentage is adjusted annually to reflect changes in the cost of service relating to loading and unloading freight from barges.

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Fuel Surcharge Increase

03/17/2017 - We at Hawaiian Express would like to inform you that the steamship lines to Hawaii will increase their fuel surcharge by 2.25 percentage points. Effective Sunday, April 16, 2017 the fuel surcharge for Hawaii service will be increased from 25% to 27.25%; Guam/CNMI from 25.5% to 27.75%, and Micronesia from 30.5% to 32.75%.

The steamship lines also added that they will continue to closely monitor fuel costs and will adjust the fuel rates as trends warrant.

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Wharfage Fee Increase

01/05/2017 - We at Hawaiian Express would like to inform you that the Hawaii Department of Transportation/ Hawaii Harbors Division announced an increase in the wharfage rates and a new security change effective Feb 1, 2017. The Security Charge is $15 per container for Oahu, and $22.50 per container for Neighbor Island cargoes.

According to Hawaii’s Department of Transportation, Harbors Division the increase are necessary to support the modernization of Hawaii’s ageing harbors.

The scheduled increases are as follows:
  • 17% effective February 1, 2017
  • 15% effective October 1, 2017
  • 15% effective July 1, 2018
Aftewhich, an incremental rate increases of 3% or the consumer price index (CPI) rate, whichever is higher, will be implemented annually starting on July 1, 2019.

This increase is a pass-through charge from an increase imposed by Hawaii’s Department of Transportation, Harbors Division and will be reflected on our invoices after February 1, 2017.

Additional information can be found at:
Hawaii's Harbor Modernization Plans
Wharfage increases

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