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Shipping from Hawaii to Mainland

Shipping from Hawaii to Mainland

DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express, located in Honolulu on Oahu has been shipping eastbound from Hawaii to the US mainland for over 20 years. We have gained the expertise necessary to ensure our customers are happy with the type of eastbound service offerings as well as the quality of our services offered.

Our eastbound shipments represent a microcosm of the Hawaiian Islands: our ocean containers are loaded with “Made in Hawaii” products such as beer, barbecue sauces, coffee, clothes, water, etc. Shipping these products to the USA mainland allows the Hawaiian islands to spread Aloha throughout the Continental United States. Additionally, we also relocate the property of those moving to the mainland as well as the returning of retail merchandise being rejected or/and returned to the seller or a third party.

We offer twice weekly service from the outer Hawaiian islands to Oahu, where the goods/merchandise are transshipped to Oahu and then combined with those items starting the journey in Oahu to the mainland. The containers in Oahu are loaded weekly to come back to the continental United States. Our weekly service for Long Beach and Oakland (and if necessary Seattle) sails to the Port of Long Beach. Our Seattle barge service sails every other week. Freight shipped into Los Angeles and Seattle gets trucked to its ultimate consignee or picked up at our Rancho Dominguez facility, near Long Beach, by the consignee or their agent. The carrier used is dependent on the type of facility and equipment available to handle the goods that the consignee requires.

Because the goods are starting their trip within a state of the USA, there are no customs requirements for these goods to enter the continent.

We realize some customers are not in a rush for goods so we offer a slower, less expensive barge service to the Pacific Northwest. We also use this service to receive freight destined to Alaska as most customers’ shipping to Alaska are not in a rush, and generally choose this routing to Seattle ultimately for Alaska.

However, when a customer is really in a rush to get goods to the mainland, we offer to expedite a portion of their order via DGX Air and load the remaining part of the shipment into one of our weekly ocean containers.

We have dedicated eastbound coordinators on Oahu, Maui and in Kona whose customer service is second to none. DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express is constantly finding solutions for both first-time shippers and our consistent, long-term customers.

We take pride in what we do, and we try to do it better than anyone else!

Warehousing and Distribution in California

Warehousing and Distribution in California

Creating efficient and effective warehousing and distribution systems is a critical initiative that is vital to logistics and supply chain management and the global economy at large. Warehousing helps to facilitate order fulfillment and make the delivery of goods at a faster rate possible. It also contributes to regulating the supply of goods, which serves to stabilize prices. However, this does not imply that faster delivery service is equivalent to better service. The warehousing industry provides additional benefits in the secure supervision of goods, allowing companies to minimize the risk of loss or damage through fire, theft or damage.

Over the years, the warehousing industry has been disrupted and has evolved beyond the regular storage of goods. The changing global conditions and digital technology introduced into the industry has necessitated an evolution into logistics and distribution as well, which incorporates labeling, sorting, picking, packaging, inventory control and tracking, and transport facilitation. For importers of large volume goods and heavyweight commodities, much of the transportation budget goes to the costs of drayage and port fees.

Warehouses which are critical parts of the overall supply chain are the locations where the goods are kept for safe storage, taking up both space and time (labor hours). Space and labor hours, in turn, are the bulk of the expenses that are incurred in warehousing and distribution. By developing mathematical and digital means to improve and develop the layout and operations of a warehouse, managers can significantly reduce labor costs associated with the distribution of goods, increase the utilization of warehouse space, and also improve the overall flow of a project.

Transloading is an important aspect in distribution that offers the benefit of rail freight economics while saving costs that could have been channeled into onsite infrastructure. This transloading process provides rail accessibility without substantial capital investment. Having more alternatives in supply chain transportation provides cost-effective access to new and vast sources of supply and market availability. When transloading is properly carried out, the different transport modes used can help shippers to increase supply chain velocity, reduce cycle times, effectively plan distribution to meet demand and reduce shipping costs. The times are paving the way for intermodal drayage. Shippers and warehouse owners and distributors have embraced this mode of transportation, especially for short distances, saving time, human resources and costs in the supply chain process.

Dependable Supply Chain Services offers bundled services to include asset based Harbor Drayage from all California Ports with overweight corridor accessibility and Warehousing & Distribution with facilities in Los Angeles, Carson, and San Leandro.

Harbor Drayage

Harbor Drayage

Drayage is the time-honored tradition of transporting goods from the port to its respective destinations. If you are in the import and export business, you need Dependable Harbor Drayage to ship your goods from the California Ports to a distribution area and deliver these goods to their respective destination fast. You need a strategic partner in Transportation & Logistics that can provide drayage services expertise in import and export container drayage - managing your goods to and from the Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland Ports promptly with extensive experience in cargo handling who also has updated equipment to handle large/heavyweight shipments.

In the business of harbor drayage, the key element is location. A dependable drayage service provides not just efficient transport of your shipments from the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland but cost effective drayage solutions through facilities near the overweight corridor. This process provides you the advantage of fast access to inventory shipment and less travel time from the California Ports to your distribution area - more goods can be delivered to your destination point. A harbor drayage service provider with facilities in the overweight corridor cuts down the cost of shipping as fees are based on containers, not by weight. Having a partner with local facilities in the overweight corridor helps in the efficient distribution of your goods and cuts down on overall shipment costs.

You need a logistics partner that complies with current EPA standards. The Environmental Protection Agency studied the pollutants in and around ports pointing to the direction trucks and equipment including tractors. The upsurge in globalized trading, increasing import and export shipments pose an environmental threat, decreasing air quality in the area. Transportation and logistics enterprises are mandated to comply with these requirements or risk discontinuing operations. A harbor drayage service must be EPA compliant to ensure continuous operations and that your shipment is delivered and distributed on time. You need a drayage service partner that is way ahead of the environmental curve to give you efficient service.

Partner with Dependable Harbor Drayage services for your import and export requirements. Dependable Harbor Drayage provides overweight corridor facilities for easy inventory access and timely distribution at a competitive cost. Visit their website now and discover your shipment, drayage, and warehousing options: http://www.godependable.com/Harbor-Drayage

Dependable LTL (DHE)

Dependable LTL (DHE)

Dependable Highway Express | LTL

When you ship your product with an LTL carrier, you need peace of mind knowing that your product will arrive at its final destination in a safe and timely manner. We understand that shipping locally, or even nationally can be stressful, costly, and time-consuming. At DHE, we specialize in LTL freight movement for your simple or complex requirements throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. We are the largest asset-based LTL company in California, and our division includes more than 2000 tractors and trailers. However, it does not stop there.

Our other lines of business allow us to be more flexible with pricing and service offerings that can have a positive impact on your complex supply chain. Our enterprise solutions include harbor drayage, warehousing, global ocean & air, Hawaii/Guam and much more. Our Enterprise Account Executives will customize solutions to help your supply chain operate more efficiently so that you get what you pay for, and FAST! Read on and learn more about the Dependable difference.

5 Key Advantages of DHE:

1.     Regional Leaders

Overnight shipping throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. Separating ourselves from most national carriers, we specialize in expedited LTL freight movement throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. As a private company, we have the flexibility and capabilities of providing customized solutions for your requirements while providing fast, cost-effective overnight shipping throughout our regional footprint. The benefits of choosing DHE include low claims ratios, exceptional next day service performance, and possessing a new fleet with fewer breakdowns lessening the chances of delay.

2.     On-Time Delivery

98% on-time delivery. Our commitment to transit times give our customers the ability to ship even the smallest amount of freight regionally instead of having to wait until they have enough to supply a full shipment- and we are fast and on-time. We pride ourselves on: hiring skilled and professional drivers, owning modern equipment to ensure safe and efficient transportation of your freight, and implementing the latest technology to help monitor and manage scheduled pickups and deliveries. In case you did not know, we can provide AM deliveries in our Regional Footprint and can also expedite shipping to the East Coast. Ask about our expanded coverage and same day deliveries in our particular markets today!

3.     Dedicated Account Executives

Personalized service. We know our customers well, and we strive to establish a strong business relationship to help them achieve their goals. Our knowledgeable Account Executives are always accessible and will customize services and pricing to help customers focus on results while providing superior “end to end” customer service. We have been in business since 1950, and our “can do” attitude and commitment to excellence is an everlasting trait that materializes in every customer interaction. Our team will go the extra mile, listen to your initiatives, and expand services beyond just pickup and delivery!

4.     Asset-Based

Dedicated fleet and new equipment. For an LTL company to have a successful relationship with their customers, they must be an extension of their customers and evolve with their needs in this emerging industry. Our LTL division has more than 2,000 tractors and trailers, and our harbor drayage division includes 750 chassis (150 Triaxles), plus a new Top Handler that can handle up to 75,000 lbs.! Our investment in new equipment demonstrates our commitment to properly handling our customer’s freight so that they can operate a more efficient supply chain to help ensure they meet their goals.

5.     One-Stop Shop

Save time and money. Day to day operations can get hectic, and identifying business partners in various areas of transportation and logistics is time-consuming and expensive. As a private enterprise, we have the capabilities of servicing all of your transportation needs with our proven lines of businesses. We can consult, customize solutions, and provide multiple modes of transportation including truckload (FTL), less-than-truckload (LTL), intermodal, international, as well as servicing your harbor drayage and warehousing needs. This type of flexibility gives our customers an “all-in-one” service offering to get their freight where it needs to go in the most timely and cost-efficient manner. Visit our website and learn more about all of our enterprise services and how we can help streamline your supply chain today.

To find out more about the Dependable difference, email us: dhecustomerservice@godependable.com 

What is Pool Distribution?

What is Pool Distribution?

Pool distribution is the distribution of orders to numerous destination points within a particular geographic region. Characteristics include a high frequency of regular shipments in LTL quantities.

  1. Reduced Cost: Combine multiple orders with a single truckload quote and reduce overhead expenses of a distribution center leveraging fully equipped cross-dock facilities.
     
  2. Inventory: Retailers can better optimize their inventory with increased visibility and understanding of replenishment lead times as they know how quickly goods are moving through the network.
     
  3. Flexibility: Pool multiple freight shipments from multiple shippers onto a single freight truck, saving time and money.
     
  4. Reduced Transit Times: By moving multiple LTL shipments into a pool distribution model, a customer can reduce its transit time by 50%, improving speed-to-shelf rates.
     
  5. Sustainability: Go "green"! When pooling shipments, you are reducing carbon footprints resulting in fewer trucks on the road and less fuel being consumed.

Download: Pool Distribution (5 Key Advantages)