The Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division is responsible to plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain State facilities in all modes of water transportation.  Coordination with other State, County, and Federal programs is maintained in order to achieve the objective.  The Division currently provides, operates, and maintains ten (10) commercial harbors.

At a glance

  • Oahu:
    • Honolulu Harbor – Over 200 acres of container yard and over 30 major berth facilities with over five linear miles of mooring space.
    • Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor – Specialized cargo handling facilities (i.e., a coal bulk unloader system and pneumatic cement pump system).
    • Kewalo Basin – Complete dockside facilities including a cargo and fueling dock, a boat yard, vehicle parking areas, restrooms and the full complement of utilities.
  • Maui
    • Kahului Harbor – A manmade port with a basin that is 2,050 feet wide, 2,400 feet long and 35feet deep, featuring a container terminal, a cruise ship terminal and an inter-island cargo terminal.
  • Molokai
    • Kaunakakai Harbor – The commercial wharf offers 689 feet of berthing space with water depths of 23 feet. Facilities include an inter-island barge cargo operation, a liquid-bulk cargo operation and a passenger ferry terminal.
  • Lanai
    • Kaumalapau Harbor – A 250-foot breakwater protects that barge wharf located on the north side of the harbor. A lighted buoy off the southern tip of the breakwater marks the 600-foot-wide harbor entrance and the turning basin within the harbor measures 800 feet by 500 with 30-to-50-feet water depths.
  • Hawaii
    • Hilo Harbor – Berth space at Pier 1 is 1,265 feet with an additional 703 feet at Pier 2 and 637 feet at Pier 3, with depths between 33 and 35 feet. The combined cargo handling and storage area totals over 595,000 square feet.
    • Kawaihae Harbor – Pier 2 and Kawaihae Harbor’s main pier provide 1,150 feet of berthing space with water depths of 35 feet.
  • Kauai
    • Nawiliwili Harbor – Facilities include three piers providing over 1,800 feet of berthing space with a water depth of 35 feet.
    • Port Allen Harbor – Two 600-foot-long berths (north pier: 25-foot depth; south pier: 35-foot depth). Adjacent to the commercial harbor is the Port Allen Small Boat Harbor.


79 S. Nimitz Highway, Room 305
Honolulu, HI 96813 US
T: 808-587-2150

Key staff:
Derek Chow, Deputy Director, Harbors – derek.chow@hawaii.gov
Vanessa Baptiste, Deputy Secretary – vanessa.baptiste@hawaii.gov
Davis Yogi, Harbors Administrator – davis.k.yogi@hawaii.gov
Sherryle Heafner, Division Secretary – sherryle.heafner@hawaii.gov
Carter Luke, Engineering Program Manager – carter.luke@hawaii.gov
Dre Kalili, Revenue Enhancement Manager – dreanalee.k.kalili@hawaii.gov
Duane Kim, Maui District Manager – duane.ss.kim@hawaii.gov