The Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbours Division has announced it is moving forward with Phase 2 of the Kapalama Container Terminal (KCT) project at Honolulu Harbour.
The project is the largest capital improvement project in Hawaii harbours history and will deliver increased efficiency and operability to harbour users and the public. Phase 1 began January 2018 and is on time and on budget, with an early scheduled completion date set for summer of 2020 at a cost of $163 million.
Phase 2 of the project is advertised now with the anticipated bid opening scheduled for February 2020. It has an estimated cost of $200-300 million and is anticipated to be complete in 2023.
“Positive improvements are underway at our commercial harbours that will enhance operations for the harbour users, which ultimately benefits the public as a whole,” commented Derek Chow, deputy director, Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbours Division. “This project is especially exciting because it will help address our capacity issues and meet the growing economic demands for the long term, that when complete, overseas transfers of containers to the interisland carrier will reduce traffic around the harbour’s surrounding roads.”