Hawaii upgrades Honolulu container terminal

Hawaii’s Governor, David Ige, and the State’s Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division announced a key decision on the allocation of cargo yard space at Honolulu Harbor.

The decision comes as the first phase of construction for the highly anticipated Kapalama Container Terminal (KCT) project is scheduled to begin in Dec. 2017.

TOTE Maritime will operate at Piers 1 and 2 and on 45 acres of adjacent land. As part of the agreement with the company, HDOT will improve and develop Piers 1 and 2, allowing TOTE to launch Hawaii operations upon the completion of the infrastructure improvements.

“This achievement means there will be more shipping options for the business community throughout the state, which lends itself to competitive pricing and lower costs for consumers. The construction projects and tenant improvements will result in additional jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars invested in the community,” said Gov. David Ige. “We are modernizing Honolulu Harbor with much needed infrastructure improvements and creating space for a new service to enter the market while expanding terminal capacity for the entire shipping industry. This is not only a diversification of carriers, but of channels into our harbor to ensure the efficient and safe transport of goods to our islands.”

Gov. Ige and the HDOT Harbors Division are also pleased to announce its contract award to Kiewit Infrastructure West Company for construction of the first phase of the Kapalama Container Terminal.

The project at Piers 41, 42, and 43 in Honolulu Harbor is the centerpiece of the state’s Harbors Modernization Plan and features a new 84-acre container yard and 1,800 linear feet of new berthing space. HDOT received six sealed bids for Phase I, with Kiewit submitting the lowest bid of $163,521,093.

Source: HDOT

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