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  • DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express - Ocean Freight History

DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express Ocean Freight Container ServiceWhether we load them ourselves or our customers load them, DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express specializes in container shipping to Hawaii (and Guam). We’ve built an excellent reputation within the communities we serve by opening operations in the major port cities to better serve our customers. We’ve made it a point to be members of the community, to live and work alongside those we do business with.
Shipping containers to Hawaii isn’t all we do; we also provide local services like public warehousing and local trucking in order to be a One-Stop Shop for our customers’ transportation needs. DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express opened facilities in Los Angeles in 1980, Oakland in 1981, Seattle in 1987, Guam in 1989, Honolulu, Oahu in 1992, Kahului, Maui in 1996 and the Kona side of the Big Island in 2006.
Striving to do a great job as experts in shipping containers to Hawaii, we use the Matson Navigation company as our exclusive carrier for our container shipping to Hawaii and Guam. Why Matson? When it does not make sense economically, we search for and partner with those who we consider among the best to represent us.With newer, more reliable vessels than their competition, and being in the Hawaii trade for over 100 years, we can’t see using others to do what Matson does so well and with such a commitment to the islands.

Being the best and being committed to our communities is part of who we are. Please visit our Ocean Freight services page to see all of our capabilities.

  • DGX Air Freight - Our History

DGX, an air shipping company, has been in the air freight business now for 20 years. DGX’s air freight shipping started in 1997 as an experiment to determine if our ocean freight shipping customers had a need for air service too. Sure there were other air freight competitors — the largest air shipping company to Hawaii actually refused to do business with us because they viewed us as a potential competitor.

In 20 years, we’ve come far in our quest to grow our air freight service. Our air cargo levels have risen steadily, and we’ve grown both the domestic and international portions of our business.

Recognizing our 20 year anniversary of offering this service, we say a big THANK YOU to all the customers, management and associates who made it possible. Please visit DGX - Dependable Hawaiian Express to see our air freight capabilities.
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  • Shipping to and from Hawaii with one of our best assets: Promoting from within

In our last blog post, we discussed the contributions of Ralph Merolla, our previous Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express, one of The Dependable Companies. With Ralph’s retirement, we say Mahalo and Aloha for his service, even though we will still be working with Ralph in a Sales Guru Emeritus position.

David Bartelt has been promoted to move into Ralph’s position and we feel great about his taking over! David has been with DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express over 18 years. Prior to joining us, David spent roughly nine years in the trucking industry in Sales. For the first three years with DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express, David was the Director of Sales in the Los Angeles area. He spent the next five years managing both the Los Angeles and Hawaii Sales efforts.

In 2006, David was promoted to Vice President of National Accounts. We are thrilled that in August this year he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales, managing the Hawaii and Guam sales efforts for us.

We want to wish David the very best in his new position and good luck with the challenges it will bring!

DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express has always prided ourselves on being the best of Hawaii shipping and logistics companies. It’s because of our “can-do” attitude as well as our expertise in shipping to Hawaii from the mainland (and shipping from Hawaii to the mainland) and our knowledge of the Hawaiian Islands. Those characteristics separate us from our shipping competition.

After all, it’s where we got our start in 1980, 36 years ago, before our foray into the international and global shipping arena as DGX - Dependable Global Express. DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express is still our heartbeat.

Whether you ship to Hawaii or you ship to Guam, we’re all about shipping it right!

We’re Dependable. From Start to Finish.


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