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International Shipping and Customs Brokerage Experts

Professional Shipping and Customs Brokerage Experts

Since its inception in 1962, KEN HAMANAKA CO INC has continued to develop and maintain a highly satisfied international clientele of shippers, importers and worldwide agents.

We take great pride in our exemplary reputation with Customs & Border Protection and other governmental agencies and continuously strive to meet the challenges of ever-evolving technologies and regulations.

As a family-owned and –operated company, our motivation to provide superior service — efficient and cutting-edge logistics solutions, expeditious clearance procedures, friendly and knowledgeable staff, personalized and responsive attention to clients’ individual needs – is paramount: we stake our name on it.

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KH Professional Services

International Shipping

We offer an all-inclusive transport service from purchase order to store door, with smart and economic routings to any destination via air, ocean, charter vessel or aircraft, import and export.
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Customs Brokerage

Our licensed staff is expert in handling all aspects of importing merchandise. We understand and respect the dual roles of serving our clients and advising them on the importance of adherence to the regulations of Customs and other governmental agencies. We work with FDA, USDA, DOT and EPA on a daily basis.
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Ocean Freight Forwarding

Ken Hamanaka Co Inc is an FMC licensed and bonded Freight Forwarder.
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Air Freight Forwarding

Ken Hamanaka Co Inc is a member of IATA and a fully accredited Indirect Air Carrier (IAC), a requirement of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ship cargo on passenger and cargo airlines.
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Project Cargo

Not everything fits neatly into a box, on a skid or inside a container, which is why Ken Hamanaka Co Inc has developed a specialization in the transport of oversized, outsized or project cargo.
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Cargo Insurance

We can place insurance that protects cargo in transit from warehouse to warehouse.
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Warehousing

We can accept and stage cargo in our own warehouse and are equipped to palletize, relabel, repackage or shrink-wrap cargo as necessary.
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Freight Networks

We have long-established global partnerships of independent freight specialists, which allow us to offer personalized service the world over.
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Tradeshows and Exhibitions

There is nothing more critical for trade show and exhibition cargo than its timely arrival for move-in dates and timely departure for move-out dates.
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KH Blog

Ever Given Updates

Suez Canal: Evergreen Blocked from Offloading Containership’s CargoIn efforts by Evergreen, the operator of Ever Given, to have the containership’s cargo separated from the vessel

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Evergreen Freed, Now What?

The logistics industry is facing an unprecedented series of challenges that a year of pandemic living and shipping have brought to cargo owners, carriers, airports

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California Nightmaring

Eyes are increasingly on Southern California and the bottleneck being created by the congestion in the port and in the terminals. Marine Traffic – a website for

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Will GSP Lapse Again?

The end of 2020 brings with it another expiration of the Generalized System of Preferences program, or GSP. GSP provides reduced or duty-free treatment to goods from eligible

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