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Dear Valued Customers,


The following is provided for your information:


Holiday Schedule

The following offices will be closed in celebration of their local holidays, as shown below:



Tuen NG Festival

June 18

Hong Kong

Tuen NG Festival

HKSR Establishment Day

June 18

July 2


Hari Raya Puasa

June 15-16


Eidul Fitar

June 15


Hari Raya Puasa

June 15

United States*

Independence Day


July 4


* No schedule changes for the week of July 4th, all cut-offs and departures will remain the same.


Please remember that certain offices are across the International Dateline. The dates above are their dates, not the actual U.S. date.



Wharfage Fee

The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Harbors Division has been phasing in Wharfage Fee increases over the last 2 (two) years, and the third planned increase of 15% will take effect on July 1, 2018.

As a result, our full containerload (“FCL”) and less-than-containerload (“LCL”) rates will increase accordingly. The increase to FCL’s rates will approximate $18.00 to $36.00 per container and will vary depending on equipment size, commodity, and destination. The LCL rates will increase by $.03 (three cents) a cubic foot for shipments to Oahu, and $.05 (five cents) a cubic foot for shipments to the Neighbor Islands.

These increases will be effective with sailings on or after July 1, 2018, and will be included in our invoice in with the Wharfage line charge unless you currently have an “all-in” rate, in which case the adjustment will be added directly to the rate.


Hawaii Facility Security Fee

The State of Hawaii also announced a planned increase to its Facilities Security Charge will take effect on July 1, 2018.  The Facilities Security Charge will increase from $17.25 to $19.84 per container for Oahu and from $25.87 to $29.76 per container for Neighbor Island shipments, effective July 1, 2018.

As a result, for less-than-contained (“LCL”) the Hawaii Facilities Security Charge will increase for Oahu shipments to $.02 (two cents), while the Neighbor Island’s will remain the same. The increase for Oahu will be effective with sailings on or after July 1, 2018, and will appear on our invoices as a separate line called “Hawaii Facilities Security Charge” unless you currently have an “all-in” rate, in which case the adjustment will be added directly to the rate. Full container load (“FCL”) rates will be adjusted to pass these increases through at cost.

Hawaii to Guam Wharfage and Hawaii Facilities Security Charge

Because of the above-discussed increases in our underlying costs, we are changing our Hawaii to Guam Terminal Handling Charge (“THC”) to reflect these adjustments. Accordingly, the THC will increase by $0.08 (eight cents) a cubic foot effective with sailings on or after July 1, 2018.

We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause you.



New Honolulu Warehouse

A Win-Win for Honolulu: Shipping, Distribution, and Logistics


If you’ve looked at or our social media pages, you have seen our current major project in the works – we’re building a new warehouse and distribution center in Honolulu.


This facility is different than our other owned freight-handling facilities located in Southern CaliforniaMauiKona, and Guam because the ground was contaminated with oil and gas byproduct waste.

We bought four acres of land that has lain barren for over 20 years while being remediated. It was an eyesore to those working in the area. The property was not contributing positively to Hawaii or the community. We are now furthering the remediation process to the point the land can be useful and productive. We will be turning the four acres into a state-of-the-art public warehouse and distribution center. The building will be located within 10 minutes of the port in an area off Nimitz Highway.


DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express is proud of what we are going to be contributing to Oahu's economy and future. Not only does the property itself become productive, but with 4,000 pallet positions for storage, we’ll help ease the current shortage of public warehousing in the industrial part of town close to the port. A land lot with thousands of plastic pipes jutting in and out of the ground will be replaced by a new, clean facility providing job opportunities during construction and thereafter. Once open it will allow us to move out of a building that is 70+ years old and very inefficient into something new and exciting for us.


Help us celebrate this for the community and for the businesses needing our offerings. A complete win-win!

 View our progress on our Facebook page.



Beard for Buck$


About Charity, a Beard and a New Warehouse -  by Brad Dechter


As you are now aware, we’re building a new warehousing facility in Honolulu. To make a long story short, we received the signed agreement to purchase the property, vacant land, on a Saturday during the period of the major league baseball playoff chase in 2017. On that Saturday in September, I decided, like so many LA Dodger players in their quest to win the World Series, to not shave again until the prize was won—in this case, our new warehousing facility opening. I then flew over to Oahu when we had to arrange to finance both the land purchase and building construction. I told the bankers that I was growing my beard as a daily reminder of our commitment to getting the project done, so every morning when I stand in front of the mirror, I am reminded of my responsibility to complete our project.

During one of my visits to Honolulu, I became aware that the fence on the perimeter of the property served as a “lean-to” area that homeless folks had been using to support their temporary shelters. They were camping in certain areas around the outside of the fence. This visual sparked an idea for me to believe that something good could come out of this construction project and the beard!

I went out to our partners and vendors involved with the project and asked for volunteers to donate to a charity that helps the homeless. Upon reaching out to volunteers including Massdec (the developer) and 
DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express, Inc. (both owned by us), six additional companies or individuals agreed to donate $250 an inch to charities assisting the homeless. That's $2,000 an inch. We then had two other parties join us, bringing the number of parties to ten as of this post, or $2,500 an inch. My beard is now four to five inches long, growing slowly, meaning we’ve already earmarked at least $10,000 for charity. The facility has another 10 months before completion, during which I hope the beard will grow an additional 5-7 inches (may I add much to my wife’s dismay– she really hates it)! But it’s for a great cause.

I would like to thank the following participants:

  • American Savings Bank (Financier) and Dan Oshima, its Vice President
  • Central Pacific Bank (Financier)
  • Massdec LLC (Developer)
  • DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express, Inc. (Lessee)
  • Honolulu Builders (Contractor)
  • Anonymous Officer at Massdec’s Environmental Consultant
  • Anonymous Officer at our Ocean Carrier to Hawaii
  • Cades Schutte and the Cades Foundation
  • MC Architects (Architect)
  • Honolulu Freight Service- Mike Beidleman

Again, these participants have already raised $10,000 to be donated to charities!

Our campaign was developed to raise money for "every inch" of hair grown by President Brad Dechter of DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express during a timeframe of one year, ending on April 1st, 2019 (Grand Opening of our new warehouse in Honolulu, HI). The progress of the Beard for Buck$ campaign will be documented monthly on our company Facebook page. Our primary goal is to help aid the homeless in Honolulu through the provision of charitable donations from a group of DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express partners and friends. It initially started as a campaign with our partners, but others have now joined in, and we have now opened the campaign to everyone who would like to help contribute to our cause! Your contribution supports diverse organizations involved, but specifically for the homeless outreach programs in Honolulu. Your involvement and donations can be in any increments including $1 or more per inch and/or specific pledges of your choice (one-time donation, etc.) 100% of the donations will go to Kahauiki Village and The Salvation Army-Hawaiian and Pacific Islands…/beard-f…/c184542. We hope that you join us in this fun, yet charitable cause. #beardforbucks #honolulu #hawaii

We will be posting monthly updates, with beard pictures to our
Facebook page (Beard for Buck$ Photo Album). Just so you know, for a single donation of $10,000, I, the president of DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express, and DGX (Dependable Global Express) would be willing to dye the beard “purple,” the official color of Dependable Supply Chain Services for a month!

For $25,000 and I’ll dye the beard and my hair, too! It’s all for a great cause, folks!


To view current progress and updates, please visit the DHX Blog



Volcano Activity on the Big Island


We would like to extend our thoughts and hopes for the people and the communities that are being affected by the volcanic activity on the Big Island. As of this writing, there is a possibility that there will be a major eruption.  We are concerned for the safety of those who we share our community with on the Big Island.  Our hopes are for there to be minimal future property damage and that the destruction remains limited to the areas already affected. Our prayers are for everyone to be safe and sound as this horrific event unfolds.


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Should you have any questions, please contact your local Account Executive or our Customer Service support center at 1-800-488-4888 or 1-310-537-2000, Ext. 2020.


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