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Dear Valued Customers,


The following is provided for your information:


State of Hawaii Harbor User Fee Increase and Security Fee 


As previously announced in January 2017, the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Harbors Division’s next wharfage increase of 15% takes effect on October 1, 2017 as part of the State’s financing plan for its multi-year harbors modernization program. A third increase of 15% is also scheduled with an effective date of July 1, 2018.

While rates vary depending on equipment size, commodity and destination, for the majority of our customers the October 2017 change will result in increases of approximately $16 - $31 per container on Oahu destined freight and $33 - $66 on Neighbor Island freight.

TO/FROM HAWAII as of October 1, 2017




















As a result, our less than container load (LCL) wharfage rates will increase by 2 cents per cubic foot to Oahu and 4 cents per cubic foot to the Neighbor Islands effective with sailings on or after October 1, 2017.


Hawaii Facility Security Fee

The State of Hawaii will increase the Facilities Security Charge by $2.25 for Oahu and $3.37 for Neighbor Island shipments. The charge will be $17.25 per container for Oahu and $25.87 for Neighbor Island containers effective October 1, 2017.

The Hawaii Facilities Security Charge for LCL will remain at 1 cent per cubic foot for Oahu. Outer Islands LCL charges will remain at 2 cents per cubic foot. This charge appears on our invoices as a separate line called “Hawaii Facilities Security Charge” (aka: HFSC).


Terminal Handling Charge (THC) – Hawaii to Guam 


Because of the increase in the HFSC noted above, we are changing our Hawaii to Guam terminal handling charges to reflect this adjustment. THC for Hawaii to Guam sailings will increase by $0.04 per cubic foot, effective with sailings on or after October 1, 2017.


By making the above adjustments, 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 these changes will cause you.


Should you have additional questions, please contact your local representative or call our corporate office at 1-800-488-4888 or 1-310-537-2000, ext. 2020.


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