SHIPPING WORLDWIDE, INTERSTATE, and INTERISLAND FAIR (SWIF)
SWIF heads to Kona for a special session of the highly anticipated training!
The Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC), in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA), will be hosting a fifth and final Shipping Worldwide, Interstate, and Interisland Fairs in Kona on October 4, 2013. Four sessions have already taken place across the state. Although, the Kona session was not in the original plan, it is being offered in response to the demand from Kona businesses and with much support from the community.
The Shipping Worldwide, Interstate, and Interisland Fair (SWIF) will give Hawaii agriculture companies the information, tools, and confidence they need to ship their products anywhere sales are made. Hawaii Companies often face shipping obstacles not only to international destinations, but also to U.S mainland and even interisland destinations. The SWIF program provides guidance on specific routing and shipping options, via one-on-one meetings with shipping experts from a number of local, domestic, and international providers, Hawaii agriculture companies will be better equipped to face the challenges of shipping from an island state. SWIF will also include visits to shipping facilities and opportunities to practice filling out shipping documents (like Airway Bills, etc.). This program will help businesses overcome some of the shipping obstacles in doing business from an island state.
Shippers who have participated in this program include: Aloha Air Cargo, FedEx, Hawaii Air Cargo, Hawaiian Airlines, Mid American Overseas, Commodity Forwarders Inc., Horizon Lines, Pacific Air Cargo, Hawaiian Ocean Transports, MFS Freight Service, Transportation Development Group, ABLE Freight, Pilot Freight Services, Alaska Airlines Cargo, Pacific Air Cargo, Five Star Transportation, ABLE Freight Services, Pilot Freight Services, DHX, FedEx, Air Cargo Alliance of Hawaii, International Synergies, USPS, and more!
The event is made possible by, and will take place at, the Natural Energy Laboratory Authority of Hawaii (NELHA).
Local businesses that are interested in finding out more are encouraged to access the event flyer at http://tinyurl.com/KonaSWIFFlyer. Information on the program can also be found at www.hawaiiexportsupport.com. For questions or to sign up as a shipping expert, please contact Lesley Harvey at (808) 457.7100.