Harbors News

Groundbreaking Ceremony Launches Pier 34/35 Building and Container Yard Rehabiliation Project

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 in Harbors News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The state Department of Transportation (HDOT), Harbors Division, celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony today for the start of a new improvements project at Piers 34 and 35.  The $16 million project will include drainage and utility improvements, and install new asphalt concrete.  Interior improvements will also be made at the Pier 35 building, which will include a new elevator, stairs, offices, air conditioning, a fire alarm system, and electrical improvements.  The renovated building will accommodate the University of Hawaii’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and...

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Fitch Ratings Affirms Hawaii Harbor System Revenue Bond Rating At “A+” Grade

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 in Harbors News, Main, News

HONOLULU — Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Hawaii Harbor System’s revenue bond rating at an “A+” grade, citing a stable future outlook. The ratings affirmation was based on Fitch’s positive analysis of the harbor system’s scheduled tariff increases for cruise, cargo and pipelines; the progress of its capital improvements plan; and the strength of its overall financial profile. “This rating is a vote of confidence in our harbor system and our state’s economic stability,” Gov. Neil Abercrombie said. “Hawaii heavily relies on its harbors, importing approximately 80 percent of...

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Hilo Harbor Kumau Street Entrance Improvements Project Begins Work

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 in Harbors News, Main, News

HILO – A blessing ceremony was held this morning by the state Department for Transportation (DOT) for the Hilo Harbor Kumau Street Entrance Improvements Project.   The $3.4 million project will widen Kumau Street from two lanes to four lanes and modify the intersection of Kumau Street and Kalanianaole Street to improve safety and relieve traffic congestion.  Road improvements include new asphaltic concrete pavement, concrete sidewalks, curbs, gutters, drainage systems, water mains and additional street lighting at the intersection of Kumau and Kalanianaole Streets. “Hilo Harbor is a...

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Second Draft EIS Issued For Kapalama Container Terminal And Tenant Relocations

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 in Harbors News, Main, News

The Second Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for the Kapalama Container Terminal and Tenant Relocations has been published and is now available for review.  The original EIS document has been updated as the project design has progressed and is being reissued with more specific information for public review and comment.  When the public review period is complete, a Final EIS will be prepared for acceptance by the Governor and published in The Environmental Notice by the State Office of Environmental Quality Control. Please click here to visit the Kapalama Container Terminal...

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Public Informational Meeting Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor Fuel Pier Development

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 in Harbors News, Main, News

KAPOLEI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation, Harbors Division (DOT-H), will be holding a public informational meeting to discuss the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the planned development of Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor’s Fuel Pier at the following location and time.   Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6 p.m. Department of Hawaiian Home Land Hale Pono Meeting Room91-5420 Kapolei Parkway   This New Day project proposes to develop a dedicated fuel pier at Piers 3 and 4 to accommodate various types of fuels and accompanying vessels to meet future demand....

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New Harbor Police Patrol Boat Dedicated at Honolulu Harbor

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 in Harbors News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The state Department of Transportation (DOT), Harbors Division, celebrated the dedication of a new Harbor Police patrol boat in the waters of Honolulu Harbor earlier today.  The new 27-foot, aluminum-hull vessel was christened Kia`iawa, meaning “harbor guardian,” and will patrol both Honolulu and Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbors. “Security of our harbors is critical to our island state and the Kia`iawa will give our Harbor Police increased mobility and better tools to protect our ports,” said Glenn Okimoto, DOT Director.  “In cooperation with our...

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Public Informational Meeting Scheduled For Hana Pier Improvements Environmental Assessment

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 in Harbors News, News

KAHULUI – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation, Harbors Division (DOT-Harbors), invites the general public and all interested parties to a public informational meeting to discuss proposed improvements to Hāna Pier. DOT-Harbors is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to address potential environmental impacts of the proposed improvements and to solicit public input on topics such as resources that may be affected, alternatives that should be considered, and potential impacts that should be studied.  The meeting will be held at the following location and time.   DATE: ...

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Harbor Modernization Project Begins at Kawaihae Harbor

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 in Harbors News, News

Harbor Modernization Project Begins at Kawaihae Harbor

KONA — The state Department of Transportation (DOT) Harbors Division kicked off a $7 million harbor terminal improvement project at Kawaihae Harbor on Hawaii Island today.  This harbor modernization project is part of Governor Neil Abercrombie’s New Day Work Projects. During this morning’s groundbreaking ceremony, state DOT Director Glenn Okimoto said, “For the past ten years, Kawaihae Harbor has experienced steady growth; these much needed improvements will ensure safe and efficient cargo operations into West Hawaii now and in the future.  Kawaihae Harbor is a vital hub for the...

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Hawaii Construction Career Days Event Provides Students Real-World Experience

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 in Airports News, Harbors News, Highways News, News

The sixth annual Hawaii Construction Career Days event took place today at the Hilo Civic Auditorium, providing nearly 900 students from 20 Big Island schools with career guidance from construction industry, trade and educational representatives. Students also received hands-on experience with specialized heavy equipment and trade tools.

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