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News Room

Keep up with the latest news from Hawaiian Express

A lot of things are happening over here at Hawaiian Express Service. We have many new service features planned in our goal to continously provide you with exceptional service.

Please come back often to our news room to see what is happening at Hawaiian Express Service, and in the industry.

Fuel Surcharge Increase

03/17/2017 - We at Hawaiian Express would like to inform you that the steamship lines to Hawaii will increase their fuel surcharge by 2.25 percentage points. Effective Sunday, April 16, 2017 the fuel surcharge for Hawaii service will be increased from 25% to 27.25%; Guam/CNMI from 25.5% to 27.75%, and Micronesia from 30.5% to 32.75%.

The steamship lines also added that they will continue to closely monitor fuel costs and will adjust the fuel rates as trends warrant.

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Wharfage Fee Increase

01/05/2017 - We at Hawaiian Express would like to inform you that the Hawaii Department of Transportation/ Hawaii Harbors Division announced an increase in the wharfage rates and a new security change effective Feb 1, 2017. The Security Charge is $15 per container for Oahu, and $22.50 per container for Neighbor Island cargoes.

According to Hawaii’s Department of Transportation, Harbors Division the increase are necessary to support the modernization of Hawaii’s ageing harbors.

The scheduled increases are as follows:
  • 17% effective February 1, 2017
  • 15% effective October 1, 2017
  • 15% effective July 1, 2018
Aftewhich, an incremental rate increases of 3% or the consumer price index (CPI) rate, whichever is higher, will be implemented annually starting on July 1, 2019.

This increase is a pass-through charge from an increase imposed by Hawaii’s Department of Transportation, Harbors Division and will be reflected on our invoices after February 1, 2017.

Additional information can be found at:
Hawaii's Harbor Modernization Plans
Wharfage increases

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