Aloha FlexShip Offers New, Cost-Effective Shipping Solution for Businesses

For less time-sensitive cargo shipments, Aloha FlexShip provides a convenient alternative to barge shipments

HONOLULU (July 31, 2009) – Aloha Air Cargo continues to spread its wings in the cargo industry with the launch of its newest service, Aloha FlexShip — a convenient and cost-effective solution for transporting less time-sensitive shipments.

Aloha FlexShip debuts just in time to help alleviate the rising costs for businesses who ship packages or palletized cargo between the neighbor Islands.

Aloha FlexShip delivers goods in three to five days and is ideal for non-perishable cargo such as consumer goods, appliances and other business to business products. Aloha Air Cargo will provide this service out of Honolulu to and from all major airport locations: Kahului, Maui; Kailua-Kona and Hilo, Hawaii as well as Lihue, Kauai.

“Aloha FlexShip is the smart solution for businesses and individuals that want to save both time and money when shipping interisland,” said Mike Malik, president of Aloha Air Cargo. “Because not all goods require urgent delivery, Aloha FlexShip fills a niche for people who want the same great service and convenience of Aloha Air Cargo, at a lower price.”

Open seven days a week, with earlier and later operating hours than surface/barge shippers, Aloha Air Cargo provides more flexibility and less hassle, always with quick and friendly service. With covered and secure storage, goods are protected from theft and the elements. Customers can drop off goods with confidence that their freight will arrive safely and exactly as they left it.

Aloha FlexShip will help businesses reduce labor costs, and enjoy more time and operational savings by minimizing the drop-off and pick-up times they currently experience with other surface shipping options. Pricing for Aloha FlexShip is per pound and based on the actual or dimensional weight of the cargo. Aloha Air Cargo is offering a special, introductory rate of $0.18 cents per pound and will offer additional rate discounts for recurring customers. Visit for more details on Aloha FlexShip.

About Aloha Air Cargo
Headquartered in Honolulu, Aloha Air Cargo delivers fast, economical and reliable transport of goods between the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Island of Hawaii. It became an independent cargo operator after the closure of Aloha Airlines passenger services in May 2008. Aloha Air Cargo is owned by Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources, which has been doing business in Hawaii since 2000 when it acquired Young Brothers/Hawaiian Tug & Barge. Committed to the welfare of Hawaii and strengthening the local economy, the company also acquired Hawaii Fuel Network, Maui Petroleum and Minit Stop Stores in 2006.

For more information on Aloha Air Cargo, please call 1-808-836-4191 or visit

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