Thursday, April 26, 2012
Shipping Containers Stacked High
I actually think about this sometimes, and marvel at the efforts required to move enough goods here to sustain over 900,000 people on our island alone. Here are some more interesting facts:
Honolulu Harbor offers cargo vessels and commercial interests over 200 acres of container yards, more than 30 berth facilities, and over FIVE miles of mooring. In 2005 Honolulu Harbor accommodated over 500 thousand cruise ship passengers and handled $3.3 billion US in imports and over $200 million US in exports. Major cargoes handled through Honolulu Harbor include automobiles, overseas cargos, breakbulk, general cargo, dry and liquid bulk, and petroleum products. Among the most frequent cargoes are general merchandise, scrap metal, lumber, vehicles, sugar, molasses, chemical products, cement, diesel, fuel oil, jet fuel, and gasoline (from World Port Source).