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Customized transportation solutions to fit your needs, and your budget
Like the Hawaiian Islands,
we handle moves of all shapes and sizes
Hawaiian Ocean Transport specializes in making your shipping to the islands easy breezy
Hawaiian Dream Move
Say Aloha to your
Each and every team member is a people person dedicated to perfecting your experience
Our customers always come first
That’s the Aloha spirit
When We Win,
You Win.
We're proud to be awarded the Logistics Management
Western Region LTL Carrier of the Year for the 2nd year in a row.

Relax, you’re moving to Hawaii now

Hawaiian Ocean Transport (HOT) is your trusted and reliable transportation and logistics company who (along with our affiliated companies and divisions) provide a wide range of ocean freight consolidating and forwarding, trucking and warehousing-distribution services to Hawaii and Guam. We are one of the few Jones Act companies that can ship cargo to and from the special Hawaiian markets. From concentrated cities like Honolulu to the remote locations like the “Seven Pools” in Hana, we know them all.

The Corporation

Hawaiian Ocean Transport, Inc. (HOT) is a transportation and logistics company headquartered in Fife, Washington. HOT is part of the AFF, Inc. (AFF) family. Together with its affiliated companies and divisions, HOT provides a wide range of ocean freight forwarding, trucking, project logistics and cold chain services.


HOT operates several state-of-the-art facilities and container freight stations throughout the United States, including our flagship Fife, WA (Tacoma/Seattle) location, our San Leandro (Oakland) and Carson (Los Angeles) California warehouses and new created Honolulu, Hawaii office.

Separate Market Expertise

At HOT, we specialize in providing local market expertise in a wide range of over-the-water transportation services to the often hard to reach destinations in and around Hawaii and Guam by both steamship and barge lines.

Serious business with an island vibe

That’s the HOT difference

Our company is built on the foundation of treating each and every customer with the “Aloha Spirit”. Our team of experts live and work in the areas we service and know the island like the back of their hands. With HOT, there’s always a way to ship the most complex of items to and around Hawaii and Guam. We do not send air cargo; all transports are serviced via steamship or barge. So you can rest assured knowing your shipment will be handled with care.



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For more than 20 years, HOT has specialized in providing less-than-container load (LCL) and full container load (FCL) service to the Hawaiian Islands and Guam. Our container freight station is located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu, with satellite offices on each of the “neighbor” islands. We can receive cargo at any of our terminals, and through a network of contract motor carriers and our intermodal capabilities, we can arrange to pick up your cargo and move it to the most appropriate loading site from most cities in the United States.

"Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention,
planning, and skillful execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives."


AFF, Inc. Family of Companies

Hawaiian Ocean Transport is a part of a larger "Ohana" (or family).