DHX acquires 18,000-square-foot facility in Guam
Dependable Hawaiian Express has purchased an 18,000-square-foot building encompassing warehousing and office space in the Guamanian capital of Agana for its headquarters on the rapidly growing civilian and military strategic island in the western Pacific.
The facility, in the heart of Agana’s commercial center, was acquired by DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express to handle both air and ocean traffic. DHX is expanding operations between the U.S. Mainland and Guam.
The Rancho Dominguez, Calif.-based freight forwarder and logistics provider has been active in ocean and air transportation across the Pacific for the past 27 years and is considered a specialist in moving cargo into Hawaii and Guam. DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express is one of the largest customers of the Matson Navigation Co., a major shipping line serving both Hawaii and Guam from the U.S. Mainland. For air cargo, it is a major customer of Air Micronesia, the principal airline serving the island.
“In its own quiet way, Guam is experiencing explosive growth,' said Brad Dechter, president of DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express, in a statement. 'Tourism continues to expand, particularly from Japan. The island has become a popular destination for Japanese honeymooners with hotels, restaurants and shops catering to that trade. Military activities also are expanding with the recent decision by the U.S. Air Force to move its main western Pacific operations from Okinawa to Guam.”
Financial details of the purchase were not disclosed.