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DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express
Company (Matson) announced that they increased their ocean fuel surcharge by
two (2) percentage points. The fuel surcharge for Hawaii increased from 23% to
25%, for Guam/CNMI from 23.5% to 25.5%, and for Micronesia from 28.5% to 30.5%,
all effective with sailings on or after Sunday, March 5, 2017.
Because of this
increase in our underlying costs, we changed the fuel surcharge charged to you
to reflect this 2% adjustment, effective with sailings on or after Sunday,
March 5, 2017. By doing this, we are able to maintain our service levels as well
as the financial stability you would expect and want from your service
provider. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Should you have
additional questions, please contact your local representative or Customer
Service at our corporate office at 1-800-488-4888 or 1-310-537-2000, Ext.
Hawaii Harbor User Fee Increase and New Security Fee
many of you are aware, efforts to modernize Hawaii’s port facilities have
been underway over the past several years. As a state dependent on
ocean transportation, Hawaii’s harbors provide vitally important share-use
facilities for the movement of nearly all of the Islands’ cargo, as well as
The State of Hawaii Department
of Transportation, Harbors Division previously announced it will be
implementing a series of wharfage fee increases over the next two
years, with the first increase of 17% effective on February 1, 2017.
Part of the State’s financing plan for its multi-year harbors
modernization program, this increase is scheduled to be followed by
an increase of 15% effective October 1, 2017, and a
third increase of 15% effective July 1, 2018.
While rates vary depending on equipment size, commodity, and destination, for
our full container load customers, the February 2017 change resulted in
increases of approximately $15 per 20 foot container and $30 per 40 and 45 foot
container on Oahu (Honolulu) freight and $32 per 20 foot container and $64 per
40 and 45 foot container on Neighbor Island containers.
Our LCL wharfage rates increased by 2 cents a
cubic foot to Oahu and 4 cents per cubic foot to the Neighbor Islands effective
with sailings on or after February 5, 2017.
Hawaii Facility Security Fee
In the same notification as that discussed
above, the State of Hawaii also introduced
a new Facilities Security Charge of $15 per container for
Oahu and $22.50 per container for Neighbor Island shipments, effective February
1, 2017. This charge is scheduled to increase to $17.25 per container
for Oahu and $25.87 per container for Neighbor Island shipments
effective October 1, 2017, and to $19.84 per container for Oahu and $29.76
per container for Neighbor Island shipments effective July 1, 2018.
The new Hawaii Facilities Security Charge
is being charged for Oahu at 1 cent per cubic foot and Outer Islands at 2 cents
per cubic foot. This charge appears on our invoices as a separate line called
“Hawaii Facilities Security Charge” (aka: HFSC).
Should you have any
questions, please contact our Corporate Customer Service at 800-488-4888, or
310-537-2000, Ext. 2020 or email us at email@example.com.