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Re: State of Hawaii Harbor User
Fee Increase and New Security Fee effective Feb. 1, 2017
Dear Valued Customer:
many of you are aware, efforts to modernize Hawaii’s port facilities have been
underway over the past several years. As a state dependent on ocean
transportation, Hawaii’s harbors provide vitally important share-use facilities
for the movement of nearly all of the Islands’ cargo, as well as passenger's
State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Harbors Division announced it
will be implementing wharfage fee increases over the next two years, with the
next increase of 17% taking effect on February 1, 2017. Part of the
State’s financing plan for its multi-year harbors modernization program, this
increase is scheduled to be followed by an increase of 15%
effective October 1, 2017, and a third increase of 15% effective July
While rates vary depending on equipment size, commodity, and
destination, for the majority of our customers the February 2017 change will
result in increases of approximately $15 per 20 foot container
and $30 per 40 and 45 foot container on Oahu
(Honolulu) freight and $32 per 20
foot container and $64 per 40 and 45 foot container on Neighbor
Island containers effective with sailings on or
after February 5, 2017.
Additionally, the State of Hawaii
has announced that it will introduce a new Facilities Security Charge of $15
per container for Oahu and $22.50 per container for Neighbor Island shipments
effective on February 1, 2017. This charge is scheduled to
increase to $17.25 per container for Oahu and $25.87 per container for Neighbor
Island shipments effective October 1, 2017, and to $19.84 per container
for Oahu and $29.76 per container for Neighbor Island shipments
effective July 1, 2018.
Our LCL wharfage rates will be increased by 3 cents a cubic foot to
Oahu and 6 cents per cubic foot to the Neighbor Islands effective with the
sailing of February 5, 2017.
Should you have any questions, please contact our Corporate Customer
Service at 800-488-4888,
or 310-537-2000, Ext. 2020 or
email us at email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for your understanding in this matter.
We wish you your best year yet in 2017!