National Parks Logistics Support

National Parks Logistics Support for Kalaupapa’s Annual Shipment

The Kalaupapa National Historical Park and the small, isolated settlement of Kalaupapa, Hawaii together receive one annual shipment that contains all of the settlement’s supplies for the upcoming year. Kalaupapa’s natural isolation has always made receiving supplies extremely difficult.

The twelve-square-mile peninsula on which the park is located just out of the north shore of the island of Molokai, with rough ocean waters on three sides and 2,000-foot-high sheer cliffs on the fourth. The annual supply shipment contains new vehicles, fuel trucks, shipping containers loaded with pallets of food, large appliances, furniture, building supplies, and more.

Two-Piece Heavy Equipment Shipment

The U.S. Department of Interior’s National Park Service contracted Red Arrow Logistics to transport two pieces of heavy equipment (one dump truck and one back how) to be included in the 2014 annual supply shipment to Kalaupapa, Hawaii. The project requirements were to transport the ocean freight port-to-port from Oakland, CA to Honolulu, HI. In addition, the National Park Service had set a tight schedule for the delivery of the annual supply shipment.

Ocean Freight Time-Critical Shipment

Red Arrow Logistics enlisted corresponding agents to assist with the movement of the ocean freight port-to-port. Despite the tight schedule and an unexpected movement made by the Department of Defense that had the potential to delay the shipment, Red Arrow was still able to successfully deliver the shipment of heavy equipment as scheduled to Kalaupapa, Hawaii for this national parks logistics support project.

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