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DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express


Dear Valued Customer,


The following is provided for your information:


Holiday Schedules


The offices listed below will be closed for the holidays as follows:

 Hong Kong

 The Birthday of the Buddha

 Labour Day

 April 30

 May 1


 Labour Day

 May 1



 ANZAC Day Holiday (Fremantle, WA)

 Labour Day (Queensland)

 May Day (NT)

 April 25

 April 27

 May 4

 May 4

 New Zealand

 ANZAC Day Holiday

 April 27


 Labour Day

 Vesak Day

 May 1

 May 7


 Labour Day

 Vesak Day

 Nuzul Quran


 May 7

 May 10


 Showa Day

 Constitution Memorial Day

 Greenery Day

 Children’s Day

 Substitute Holiday for Constitution Memorial   Day

 April 29

 May 3

 May 4

 May 5


 May 6


 Labour Day

 May 1

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

Fuel Related Surcharge Reduction – Hawaii / Guam / Micronesia

As announced in our Breaking Alert sent out April 10, Matson Navigation Company (“Matson”) lowered its fuel surcharge by two percentage points, effective for shipments sailing on and after Sunday, April 12, 2020.  The fuel surcharges for the Hawaii service has been reduced from 35% to 33%; Guam/CNMI service has been reduced from 36% to 34%; and Micronesia service has been reduced from 40% to 38%.      

We will continue to monitor Matson's fuel surcharges and adjust our fuel surcharges to you accordingly.



There is so much news available, we felt it was really not necessary to comment other than to state that from the U.S. Mainland there have been no delays impacting Hawaii or Guam. Shipments exporting from China may still experience delays as the impact of the disease continues to unfold in the coming weeks.

At DHX – Dependable Hawaiian Express we have an Emergency Response Plan in place to ensure your shipments and our services will continue in spite of the virus. This plan includes our Associates and Management working from home, as well as providing us all with as safe a workplace as we can under the circumstances. Our goal is to continue to serve you with the excellent service to which you are accustomed. We are working both hard and smart to be part of your solution during these difficult times!


Warehousing and Storage

We have palletized goods storage capabilities in Honolulu, Maui, Kona and Guam. Our customers are able to monitor inventory levels, ship an order with same day/next day delivery, and use our facilities as a potential “back of the store”. You can increase your retail selling space and have your inventory and supplies arrive as you need them. For further information, please contact Eli Forkner at 800-488-4888 extension 1740.


DHX Blog – Shipping Insights

We encourage you to visit our blog at to see our latest updates, progress, helpful hints, and shipping insights. Once there you can access links to our other social media pages, where we share company items we believe are newsworthy.


Should you have additional questions, please contact your local office, or our Corporate Customer Service center at 800-488-4888, Ext. 2020, or email us at


Thank you for your business - we appreciate it!