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DGX - Dependable Global Express


Dear Valued Customer:

As you may be aware, under terms of the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Harbors Division’s financing plan for its Harbors Modernization Program, the State has been phasing in wharfage fee and port security fee increases on July 1 over the last several years. These fees support important development work under the Harbors Modernization Program: expanding harbor capacity, accommodating advancements in containerized cargo handling, alleviating congestion and shortage of available operational space, and developing more adaptable and resilient port facilities.

We have been informed by Matson Navigation Company (“Matson”), that the State has announced increases of 3% to both wharfage and port security fees, effective July 1, 2021. In anticipation of these increases, Matson will increase its Hawaii Wharfage and Port Security charges by the same amounts on July 1, 2021.

The newly adjusted amounts are as follows:

  Wharfage Charge to/from Hawaii as of
  July 1, 2021








  Neighbor Islands




  Neighbor Island wharfage differential




  Honolulu Port Security Fee


  Neighbor Island Port Security Fee


DHX – Dependable Hawaiian Express will pass through these increased State fees for shipments on and after Thursday, July 1, 2021. For full container loads, costs will be passed through at cost. For less than container loads (LCL) wharfage fees will increase $.01 for all islands. Our current Facilities Security Charge will not change.

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.

We'd like to use this opportunity to thank those of you who have made sacrifices on behalf of ourselves and our country as we remember the brave who have fallen fighting for the freedoms we have today.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and continued business.