Dear Valued Customers,
The water carriers serving Hawaii and Guam have announced rate increases affecting both westbound and eastbound shipments to and from Hawaii and Guam. Also, please note there will be a 15% increase on July 1, 2018 implemented by the State of Hawaii on local wharfage charges. In addition, rates for rail (U.S. mainland) and trucking (mainland and Hawaii) continue to increase.
American Fast Freight (AFF) and Hawaiian Ocean Transport (HOT) remain committed to providing reasonable and cost-effective ocean and trucking freight rates for valued customers. Based on the increase announced by the water carriers, AFF/HOT will be adjusting rate schedules and accessorial rates to accommodate the increased cost. The new adjusted rates will become effective with sailings after January 7, 2018.
Within the upcoming weeks, AFF/HOT will provide all customers with a detailed breakdown of the impact this will have on their rates for both FCL and LCL shipments. If you have additional questions please contact your Transportation Consultant or Customer Service at (800) 642-6664.
Thank you for shipping with us!