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

Dear Valued Customer:

As announced on May 15th, the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, in connection with the Harbors Division’s financing plan for its Harbors Modernization Program, will implement an increase of 5.2% to both wharfage and port security fees, effective July 1, 2023. To mirror these State fee increases, the ocean carriers 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. Although this is a 5.2% increase by the State, we will be increasing our less than container loads (LCL) wharfage fees by $.02 per cubic foot for all islands, which amounts to a 4% increase for Oahu and a 3.4% increase for the Outer Islands wharfages. For full container loads (FCL), costs will be passed through at cost.

We will pass on the Port Facility Security Fee increase for FCL at $24.17 for Oahu and $36.27 for Outer Island shipments sailing on and after Saturday, July 1, 2023. As we have done for the past two years, we will again absorb the increase for LCL.

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.