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Saturday, August 25, 2018
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Pasha Hawaii Resumes Cargo Operations After Receiving All Clear From U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaii Department of Transportation

News Release from Pasha Hawaii

[Honolulu, HI – August 25, 2018] Honolulu, HI-based Pasha Hawaii resumed operations at Pier 51 today, with the arrival of its containership, Horizon Pacific. The vessel was the first to arrive in Honolulu Harbor after Pasha Hawaii received an all clear to resume cargo operations from the U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaii Department of Transportation, following the passage of Hurricane Lane over the Hawaiian Islands.

On Wednesday, August 22, the U.S. Coast Guard granted temporary approval for Horizon Pacific to dock at Pier 51, allowing limited discharge of the ship’s cargo. The partial discharge was done to expedite cargo availability and delivery once the storm passed. Since Wednesday, Horizon Pacific has remained offshore in a safe location, minimizing the vessel’s return time to Honolulu Harbor. After the remaining containers have been offloaded, customer pickup and delivery will resume on Sunday, reinstating Hawaii’s vital supply chain to stores and businesses.

“On behalf of Pasha Hawaii, we’d like to extend our sincere thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaii Department of Transportation for their guidance and partnership in helping to not only keep our vessels and crew safe, but reopen the ports as quickly as possible,” said George Pasha, IV, President and CEO. “Their quick response has ensured the flow of goods can continue with minimal delay. I am also proud of our team members who have worked tirelessly to make sure we could get back on track in a timely manner.”

Following Horizon Pacific’s offload, the vessel will return to the West Coast, allowing the Horizon Reliance to dock on Sunday at Pier 51. Pasha Hawaii’s specialty roll-on/roll-off vessel M/V Jean Anne will pull into Pier 1 on Monday, before proceeding to Kahului and Hilo on Wednesday, while the Horizon Enterprise is scheduled to arrive at Pier 51 on Wednesday.

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Matson Resumes Cargo Operations To Hawaii Island

News release from Matson Navigation Company

HONOLULU, Aug. 25, 2018  -- Matson Navigation Company, a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, is mobilizing to resume cargo operations to the Big Island of Hawaii following the State of Hawaii declaring the ports of Hilo and Kawaihae open for commercial operations.

Having been positioned in a safe area east of the Big Island, Matson's barge Columbia is now expected to be dockside at Hilo, Saturday, August 25, at 7:00 a.m. and container operations will commence immediately.  Inbound cargo is expected to become available to customers by mid-morning. 

Matson has continued to sail its vessel schedule as normal throughout preparations for Hurricane Lane in an effort to position cargo for distribution in Hawaii as soon as possible following the reopening of Hawaii ports. Its barge Haleakala is holding a position close to Maui in anticipation of Kahului Harbor reopening soon.

The company's vessel Mahimahi arrived at Honolulu on time August 22 and 537 containers were discharged prior to the closure of Honolulu Harbor.  The vessel was then moved to a safe position off shore and will return to complete discharge of an additional 615 containers when the port reopens.

Including cargo that arrived on Mahimahi and has not yet been picked up by customers, there was a total of 665 containers of goods ready for pick up at Matson's Honolulu terminal when the port was closed August 23.

Matson vessels Manoa, Manulani, Matsonia and Mokihana, carrying a combined 3,500 containers of goods, are scheduled to call Honolulu today, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

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Matson Resumes Hawaii Cargo Operations Statewide

News Release from Matson Navigation Company

HONOLULU, Aug. 25, 2018  -- Matson Navigation Company, a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, has resumed full cargo operations to all of its Hawaii terminals following the Hawaii State Department of Transportation's reopening of Big Island ports to commercial operations yesterday and Oahu, Maui and Kauai ports this morning.

Matson continued to sail its vessel schedule between the West Coast and Hawaii as normal throughout preparations for Hurricane Lane in an effort to position cargo for distribution as soon as possible following the reopening of Hawaii ports.  Today the company implemented a service recovery plan that has five of its container ships carrying a combined 3,500 loaded containers scheduled for discharge at its Honolulu hub terminal between now and Wednesday. 

The company is also activating Consumer, one of four containerships in its reserve fleet, to provide additional capacity to support Hawaii's recovery and help restore its normal service schedule as quickly as possible.

Matson resumed service to Hawaii this morning, when its barge Columbia arrived at Hilo at 7:00 a.m. with 117 containers onboard and terminal staff began making the cargo available to Big Island customers. 

Matson's barge Haleakala docked at Kahului at noon today, making 87 loaded containers available to Maui customers. 

Matson's vessel Mahimahi returned to Honolulu at 11:00 a.m. today, two hours after the port reopened, to discharge the balance of its cargo, 615 containers, having already delivered 537 containers before the port closed on August 23. 

Tonight the company will dispatch its barge Waialeale from Honolulu to the port of Nawiliwili with 60 containers aboard for Kauai customers scheduled for arrival tomorrow at 7:00 a.m.

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Young Brothers’ Recovery Efforts after Tropical Storm Lane Passes

News Release from Young Brothers

HONOLULU (August 26, 2018) – With the downgrading of Tropical Storm Lane, Young Brothers is pleased to announce that it anticipates resumption of its 12 regularly scheduled weekly sailings starting Monday, August 27, 2018. Port authorities have opened all ports and terminal facilities. Young Brothers’ seven barges and tugs, which were riding out the storm at sea, have all returned safely to Honolulu, and Young Brothers’ personnel has begun loading cargo for delivery to the neighbor islands.

“We will be focusing on recovery efforts, with priority given to shipping of essential cargo,” said Joe Boivin, President of Young Brothers. “While we anticipate recommencing our regular sailing schedule, we will work in cooperation with State and Federal agencies and in partnership with interstate cargo operators and local distributors to ensure that we meet the critical needs of the State and those affected by the storm.”

Young Brothers is undertaking a special sailing to Hilo on Sunday, August 26, 2018, with an expected arrival into the port on Tuesday August 28, 2018. The barge is being loaded with cargo that was waiting at the port for delivery, as well as essential cargo. In addition, Young Brothers is responding to the request of Hawaiian Electric Company, to immediately transport several utility poles to Maui, as part of the utility’s response to the fire in Lahaina. Priority loading on all barges will be given to emergency and medical supplies, public safety and utility vehicles, and essential cargo.

For the remainder of the week, to expedite loading and unloading of cargo, and to ensure timely delivery of much needed supplies to neighbor island communities, Young Brothers is accepting straight load container cargo only. Exceptions are as noted on the company’s website at Customers are directed to the website for the latest updates regarding cargo acceptance and sailing schedules.

Young Brothers would like to thank the tremendous efforts of all involved in responding to the storm and its aftermath, including the United States Coast Guard, State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, and the Governor’s office, as well as Young Brothers’ dedicated shoreside personnel and tug crews who have been working around the clock to ensure timely execution of recovery sailings and return to normal operations.




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