$128MM investment to consolidate 2 docks and add infrastructure to enable vessel on/off lift capacity of 1300 containers per hour and 1 million rail TEUs per year to accomodate a 50% gain in neo-Panamax vessel traffic in 2017 alone.
Private investment includes the 630,000 SF and 345,000 SF warehouses being built by Noble House and Best Choice, respectively.
The 84-acre Kapalama Container Terminal (KCT) and its 1,800 lineal feet of new berthing will enable Honolulu to almost double its cargo capacity.
The $450 million Harbors Modernization Plan is a four year project beginning December 2017 and targeted for completion in 2022.
Phase 1 includes the 84-acre intermodal yard with an elevated two-foot grade for rising sea levels as well as 1,800 lineal feet of new berthing. KCT is located next to the existing inter-island yard to enable 50,000 moves per year. Imports make up more than 80% of all goods in Hawaii.
Panamax traffic may drive intermodal volume to inland ports in tandem with the investments being made at ports on the East Coast