Kapalama Container Terminal Being Developed by Hawaii Stevedores and HDOT

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Hawaii Stevedores and the Hawaii State Department of Transportation (HDOT) are to continue developing Kapalama Container Terminal (KCT).

George Pasha, IV, President and CEO, The Pasha Group, which owns Hawaii Stevedores, stated, “This project represents the single largest capital investment the harbor system has ever made, supported by a significant capital outlay by Hawaii Stevedores for infrastructure unique to its operation, including facilities and container gantry cranes.”

Hawaii Stevedores is to lease the new 84-acre, state-of-the-art KCT, which will be constructed at the former Kapalama Military Reserve Terminal at Sand Island in Honolulu, as part of the state’s USD 448 million Harbors Modernization Plan.


The Pasha Group acquired Horizon Lines’ Hawaii business in 2015. This included Hawaii Stevedores, its independent subsidiary. The combined project is the result of over a decade of collaboration between the companies. At present, it is not possible to consolidate customer cargo until the construction of KCT is completed as Hawaii Stevedores’ container terminal at Pier 51 on Sand Island and at Piers 1 and 2 are at capacity.

KCT is expected to launch between 2022 and 2023. On completion, Hawaii Stevedores, which the state has designated the exclusive user of KCT, plans to consolidate its customers to its terminal at KCT, allowing the state to modernize Piers 1 and 2.