Hawaii Service Announcement: General Rate Increase

Dear Valued Customer,

The water carriers serving Hawaii have announced rate increases for 2022 that are just slightly larger than they’ve been over the last 5 years or so.  The increases affect both westbound and eastbound shipments to and from Hawaii.

They note higher than normal cost increases due to West Coast port congestion, massive supply chain delays, and other factors.  Certainly we are all familiar with these issues.

Forwarders have been impacted as well by skyrocketing trucking costs in the lower 48.  Additionally, we’ve heard from most of our trucking partners throughout the islands who plan to raise their rates at the first of the year.  Also, labor costs are at all-time highs.

The State of Hawaii will continue their annual July 1st increase to the wharfage and facility security charges.

Based on these announcements, we will have to pass these increases on to our valued customers.  The adjusted rates will become effective with sailings after January 2, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding your shipments, please contact your Transportation Consultant or Customer Service Team at 800-642-6664.

Thank you for shipping with us!

Hawaiian Ocean Transport
A Subsidiary of Odyssey Logistics & Technology