Hawaii Shipping

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Q. Does Estes serve the entire state of Hawaii?

A: Yes, Estes provides direct service to virtually any point in Hawaii.

Q: Does Estes offer service from Hawaii to the mainland?

A: Estes offers comprehensive service both to and from Hawaii.

Q: How can I get a rate for a Hawaii shipment?

A: For a quick LTL rate quote for your Hawaii shipment, call us toll-free at 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748), and press 442. You can also submit a volume or truckload rate request through My Estes for your Hawaii freight, and we will respond to you very quickly. Or, you can call our Volume and Truckload team at 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and press 31.

Q: Does Estes offer service for volume or truckloads to Hawaii?

A: Yes, we offer volume and full truckload or container load services for Hawaii. Simply submit your shipment details through the Volume and Truckload Rate Request in My Estes, and we will respond to you very quickly. Or, you can call our Volume and Truckload team at 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and press 31. If you’re not a My Estes user, sign up today for account-specific convenience in a secure environment.

Q: How are Hawaii rates determined?

A: Our regular LTL ground rates apply as far as the California terminal closest to the sailing port (primarily La Mirada, CA, for the Port of Long Beach). Ocean and delivery rates are based on freight cube for each destination ZIP code.

Q: Will I be able to track my freight while it’s in transit?

A: It’s easy. You can track a Hawaii shipment online the same way you would track any other domestic freight with the PRO, Bill of Lading, Purchase Order or Interline PRO numbers. Or, you can call 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3728), and press 4442.

Q: How will I know standard transit times for my Hawaii freight?

A: Our sailing chart shows origin and destination cities, the cut time in the La Mirada, CA, terminal, the sail day, the port arrival day and the delivery days to the ultimate destination.

Q: How can I schedule a pickup?

A: For Hawaii-bound freight, contact the terminal nearest you to schedule a pickup. For a pickup in Hawaii, call 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748), and press 44.

Q: How long has Estes been providing Hawaii service?

A: Estes has been shipping between the mainland and Hawaii since 1981. That means you reap the benefits of more than three and a half decades of experience.

Q: How many sailings go to Hawaii each week?

A: Two sailings each week go to Honolulu, one sailing a week goes to Kahului, and sailings to Lihue and Hilo leave every other week.

Q: What port do the sailings go out of?

A: Consolidation and loading is done from our La Mirada, CA, terminal for sailings primarily out of the Port of Long Beach.

Q: Does Hawaii shipping require any special forms or documentation?

A: Since Hawaii shipments are domestic freight, a Bill of Lading is the only required form. We deliver each Hawaii shipment on an Estes freight bill.

Q: How do my shipments get to Hawaii?

A: Shipments travel by Estes’ LTL ground to our La Mirada, CA, terminal. From there, we load the freight on either our own logistics-bar containers or on ocean containers reserved exclusively for Estes, which are then taken to the Port of Long Beach where ocean transport providers sail directly to Honolulu. Freight destined for other islands is transloaded at the Honolulu port for delivery to its ultimate destination.

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