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Your Guide to Shipping Services December 2, 2019

Kalihi - Palama, Honolulu
Your Guide to Shipping Services, Honolulu, Hawaii

Any move can be challenging, especially if you have to cross an ocean to do so. However, figuring out the best way to make use of shipping services is one way to ensure it goes smoothly. If you’re making a move from Hawaii to California or vice versa, you’ll likely want to ship your belongings via small parcel shipping or freight forwarding. The following can help you understand your options.

What’s the Difference Between Freight Forwarding & Small Parcel Shipping?

shipping servicesSmall parcels are typically under 70 pounds. If the package weighs up to 150 pounds, it may still be considered small if it’s no longer than nine feet long and 13.75 feet wide. Larger parcels can be shipped as well, but not at the rate of small ones. They can be sent domestically or internationally. Shipping services such as FedEx, UPS®, DHL, and the U.S. Postal Service send these packages individually. 

Freight forwarding differs in that it lets you ship numerous items at once, often on a pallet, as long as they’re going to the same place. It’s more common for large businesses than residential shippers to use freight forwarding because freight is only more cost-effective with large volumes of shipments, which is typically unnecessary for most individuals. DHL, FedEx, and UPS all offer freight delivery, unlike the Postal Service.

Which Type of Shipping Service Should You Use?

The shipping service that would best fit your needs depends on how much you plan to take with you across the ocean. If you only need to move a few items that fit within the measurements listed above, small parcel shipping is likely more cost-efficient. However, if you’re planning to bring many pieces of furniture and other large belongings as well, you may find freight forwarding to be the more affordable option.


If you’re looking for a shipping service that will offer small parcel shipping, freight delivery, and other shipping options, contact MFS Freight Service, LLC in Kalihi-Palama, HI. With more than 50 years and a vast array of boats and trucks at their disposal, they’ll be able to safely and efficiently carry your belongings to your new home, whether you’re leaving or coming to the Hawaiian Islands. If you can’t receive your delivery when it arrives, they also offer off-site storage options. To learn more about how they can help you move, call (808) 847-3015 or message them online.

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