Connecting Hawaii

Saltchuk’s Hawaii Ohana

A family of transportation companies

Young Brothers and Aloha Air Cargo connect the islands of Hawaii, providing reliable shipments of everything from groceries to construction supplies. Hawaii Petroleum companies are the leading independent distributors of petroleum products and lubricants on the islands of Maui and Hawai’i.

Saltchuk acquired Young Brothers in 1999 and The Haynes Companies in 2006, expanding into energy distribution on Maui and the Big Island. Then, in 2008, almost entirely due to Senator Inouye’s personal efforts, we successfully saved Aloha Airlines’ cargo division from the Aloha bankruptcy.

In addition to these acquisitions, our reinvestment has been substantial. Since we acquired Young Brothers, we have committed more than five times the original purchase price to new assets for the company.

We are very proud of Saltchuk’s economic impact in Hawaii. Saltchuk companies employ more than 1,000 workers in the State.

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The Saltchuk Family of Companies in Hawai’i

Aloha Air Cargo

Hawaii’s largest all-cargo airline provides freight transportation throughout the Hawaiian Islands and between West Coast destinations.

Aloha Tech Ops

An FAA-certified Part 145 repair station and FAA Safety Management System (SMS) participant, Aloha Tech Ops is a leading provider of aircraft maintenance and repair of commercial aircraft throughout the Hawai’ian Islands.


Foss offers ship assists, regional towing, barge charters, and related marine services throughout the Hawaiian Islands and into the Pacific.


Hawaii Fueling Network offers a broad network of automated fueling sites around the islands of Maui and the Big Island.

Hawaii Petroleum

Hawaii’s largest independent marketer of petroleum products provides fuel throughout Maui and the Big Island.

Naniq Global Logistics

We bridge the gap for MLCs so that instead of turning down challenging shipments and missing out on additional revenue and the chance to deepen customer relationships, through Naniq, your company can utilize our expertise across many verticals (ocean, air, road, last mile, etc).

TOTE Services

TOTE Services provides technical ship management and crewing services for more than 30 government, private and commercial vessels throughout the world.

Ohana Fuels / Minit Stop

The duo offers self-serve gas and food service throughout Maui and the Big Island. Minit Stop is home to the legendary Maui Fried Chicken, selling more than 400,000 pounds annually. As a sister company of Hawaii Petroleum, Minit Stop offers gas redemption to HFN wholesale customers with HFN charge accounts.

Young Brothers

As Hawaii’s leading freight and transportation company, Young Brothers delivers cargo to all major Hawaiian Islands. The Port of Honolulu is its statewide hub.

Giving back to our Hawai’i communities

Saltchuk’s Hawai’i companies and employees proudly support their communities by giving time, money, and services to organizations and causes that matter to them. Our Hawai’i companies provide financial and in-kind support to local charities and organizations each year. In 2021, giving exceeded $368,000. One of our proudest accomplishments is sponsoring dozens of neighbor island students in the distance learning EMBA program at the University of Hawaii’s Shidler College of Business.

Our People Make All the Difference

People of Saltchuk was created in 2014 to highlight the hard-working people dedicated to making Saltchuk companies the best in their industries. We think the transportation industry is fascinating, and we hope you find the stories here interesting, inspiring, and enlightening as you learn about the companies and people that make up the Saltchuk family. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or subscribe to the newsletter to read the latest stories!

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Environmental Leadership

Saltchuk is committed to operating in a way that minimizes negative impacts on the environment. Our goal is to be an industry leader and innovator and steward of the environment.

Saltchuk is proud of our companies’ investments in clean technology and alternative fuels that have set new standards in reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality in the transportation industry.

In 2019, Young Brothers accepted delivery of the final of four new fuel-efficient Tier IV tugs that offer faster-towing speeds with lower emissions. The new tugs reduced the age of YB’s fleet and improved reliability for the state of Hawaii.

Code of Ethics

We want Saltchuk companies to be the kind of place where we would all be proud for our children to work. We expect the employees at all of our companies to always be honest and ethical in the performance of their company’s business and to meet the highest standards of business behavior. A shared Code of Ethical Business Conduct helps guide our organization.

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