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DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express
Matson Navigation Company “Matson”
announced that they will increase their ocean fuel surcharge by two (2)
percentage points. The fuel surcharge for Hawaii will be increased from 23% to
25%, for Guam/CNMI from 23.5% to 25.5%, and for Micronesia from 28.5% to 30.5%,
all effective with sailings on or after Sunday, March 5, 2017.
Because of this increase in our
underlying costs, we are changing the fuel surcharge charged to you to reflect
this 2% adjustment, effective with sailings on or after Sunday, March 5, 2017.
By doing this, we are able to maintain our service levels as well as the
financial stability you would expect and want from your service provider. We
apologize for any inconvenience this change will cause you.
Should you have additional questions,
please contact your local representative or Customer Service at our corporate
office at 1-800-488-4888 or 1-310-537-2000, Ext. 2020.
State of Hawaii Harbor User Fee Increase
and New Security Fee
As 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 vessels.
The State of Hawaii Department of
Transportation, Harbors Division recently announced it will be implementing a
series of wharfage fee increases over the next two years, with the
first increase of 17% effective 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 1, 2018.
While rates vary depending on equipment size, commodity, and destination, for
our full container load 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. This charge will show on our invoices to you
included in the wharfage line charge.
Our LCL wharfage rates will be increased by 2 cents a cubic foot
to Oahu and 4 cents per cubic foot to the Neighbor Islands effective with the
sailing of February 5, 2017.
Hawaii Facility Security Fee
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,
The new Hawaii Facilities Security Charge
shall be charged for Oahu at 1 cent per cubic foot and Outer Islands at 2 cents
per cubic foot, effective with sailings on or after February 5, 2017. This
charge will appear on our invoices as a separate line called “Hawaii Facilities Security Charge” (aka: HFSC)
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.