Here are some simple steps to help you get started with your Young Brothers shipment.

General Information:

  • All Young Brothers ports are security facilities. Valid government-issued identification is required for all adults entering YB facilities.
  • Frequent visitors to YB ports must present a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card upon entry each time. A frequent visitor is defined as an individual who visits a port more than once a week.
  • Shipment of vehicles, containerized loads, and other special types of cargo require reservations in advance. Please review details on our Ship Your Goods and Ship Your Vehicle pages, and call or email one of our ports for a reservation.

Vehicles:

  • Make a reservation at least two weeks in advance.
  • Prepare your vehicle for shipment – some simple rules must be followed to ensure your vehicle is ready for shipment.
  • Per Hawaii Revised Statues 286-271, please ensure that your vehicle paperwork is in order. You will be required to show proof of insurance, car registration and identification. If you are not the legal or registered owner of the vehicle, see our documentation requirements here.
  • Drop off your vehicle to Young Brothers as indicated when making your reservation. Proper identification is required for all adults entering Young Brothers’ facilities.
  • When tendering your vehicle to Young Brothers, you will be required to complete a Bill of Lading. For more information on how to complete a Bill of Lading, please see our sample Bill of Lading and instructions.
  • Payment may be made either at time of delivery to Young Brothers or at time of pick up from Young Brothers.
  • When picking up your vehicle, please inspect your vehicle PRIOR to leaving the facility.

Goods:

  • All containerized shipments and other special cargo types require a reservation. No Bill of Lading is required for containerized shipments. Please make reservations at least two weeks in advance.
  • Any palletized of loose cargo does not require a reservation, but is received and delivered at limited times and will be shipped as space allows. Please consult our schedule here.
  • Properly package, label, and prepare your cargo, including weatherizing your LCL cargo.
  • Drop off your cargo on the proper delivery date as indicated by the recommended delivery schedule, or as instructed during the reservations process.
  • When tendering your LCL cargo, you will be required to complete a Bill of Lading. For more information on how to complete a Bill of Lading, please see our sample Bill of Lading and instructions.
  • If your cargo contains hazardous materials, including fuel, please follow the instructions on our Hazardous Materials page.
  • Payment may be made either at time of delivery to Young Brothers or at time of pick up from Young Brothers.
  • When picking up your cargo, inspect cargo PRIOR to leaving the facility.

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