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Subject:  State of HI Wharfage & Port Security Fee Increases Effective July 2023


Dear Valued Customer:

As part of the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Harbors Division’s financing plan for its Harbors Modernization Program, the State has been phasing in wharfage and port security fee increases on July 1 over the last several years. These fees support important development work under the Harbors Modernization Program: expanding harbor capacity, accommodating advancements in containerized cargo handling, alleviating congestion and shortage of available operational space, and developing more adaptable and resilient port facilities.

We have been informed by Matson Navigation Company (“Matson”) that the State has announced increases of 5.2% to both wharfage and port security fees, effective July 1, 2023. To mirror these State fee increases, Matson will increase their related charges by the identical amounts on July 1, 2023.

DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express will pass through these increased State fees for shipments sailing on and after Saturday, July 1, 2023. 

Should you have additional questions, please contact your local office, or our Corporate Customer Service Center at 800-488-4888, Ext. 2020, or email us at

Thank you in advance for your understanding and continued business.