Harbour

Honolulu Harbor offers over 200 acres of container terminal and over 30 major berth facilities with over 5 miles of mooring space. 

Three (3) large container terminals have 40 feet water depths. Pier 1 (Fort Armstrong Terminal) has 1,175 feet of berthing. A total of 24 acres of paved storage yard is available. Two (2) terminals are located at Piers 51 to 53 (Sand Island Terminals) have a total of 3873 feet of berthing. The Sand Island terminal contains a total of 150 acres. 

One (1) inter-island cargo terminal is available at Piers 39 and 40. The terminal has nearly 4,000 feet of berthing with 35 feet water depths. This terminal contains 32 acres of paved storage area. 

Two (2) Ro/Ro terminals are located at Pier 29 and Piers 32 and 33. Pier 29 has 801 feet of berthing with 28´9" feet water depths.  Piers 32 and 33 have 725 feet of berthing with 35 feet water depths. 

Two (2) cruise ship terminals are available at Pier 2 and Piers 10 and 11. Pier 2 has 1,850 feet of berthing with 35 feet water depths. Piers 10 and 11 have 974 feet of berthing with 35 feet of water depths. 

Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbour is the state’s second busiest port and is located 15 miles West of Honolulu Harbor. BP-5A, BP-5, BP-6 and BP-7 have a total of 2,700 feet of berthing with 37 feet water depths. A total of 38 acres of paved storage yard is available.  Kalaeloa-Barbers Point Harbor is a “day light” port. Vessel maximum length overall is 720 feet.

Tesoro Hawaii has pipelines capable of handling a variety of products at both Piers P-5 and P-6. Two (2) offshore buoy berths services two (2) oil refineries located outside Harbours Division’s property (see below for more details). Aloha Petroleum has a pipeline at Pier P-5.

At Pier P-7, Hawaiian Cement has a silo and pipeline that allows the loading and unloading of bulk cement at the north end of this pier. Grace Pacific has an asphalt pipeline that allows the discharge of asphalt to their tank farm at the northeast side of the harbor property. A dry-bulk unloader is located at Pier P-6. 

Tesoro Hawaii Terminal is located offshore of Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbour. The terminal consists of a Catenary Anchor Leg (CALM) type Single Buoy Mooring (SBM) that is 38 feet in diameter and has 14-foot molded depth. The buoy is bright yellow and its pipelines and valves are painted white. It is equipped with a yellow flashing navigation light and a radar reflector. Three (3) floating hose strings, 840 feet in length, are connected to the buoy. The buoy is anchored in 105 feet of water. The shallowest depth within the swing radius of a ship secured in the mooring is in excess of 75 feet. 


The maximum sized vessel permitted at the SBM Terminal is 150,000-summer deadweight, measured in long tons. Vessels re-measured down from a deadweight in excess of 150,000 t are not accepted and will not be berthed. 

Bow to center (BCM) manifold distance: 470 feet maximum.
Draft: 65 maximum.
LOA: 945 feet maximum. 

Notes: The SBM Terminal may allow tankers of greater LOA and BCM under special circumstance, to be determined on a case-by-case basis. 

Notwithstanding any of the above mentioned limiting vessels particulars, any vessel that exerts a continuous strain on the hawser in excess of 70.0 t will be un-moored. 

It is highly desirable that vessels comply with current OCIMF Standards for mooring equipment and cargo manifolds. 

Effective from 1 June 1994, all tankers calling to moor at the SBM Terminal must be equipped with a bow chain stopper that complies with OCIMF standards. 

Every tanker, regardless of size, will be moored to the 3-inch chain if its mooring equipment is of sufficient size. The centerline Panama type fairlead must measure at least 23.5 inches by 17.75 inches.  Bow chain stoppers, or bitts used to moor must have a minimum 200 LT SWL. 

Additional Notes: The SBM Terminal may allow tankers of less tan 100,000 DWT to moor equipment with a minimum SWL of 100 LT, to be determined on a case-by-case basis.   

The bow windlass must be capable of pulling 15 tons and should have one drum empty and available to take the 3 inch diameter by 500-foot long pick-up line that is used to retrieve and haul the hawser chafe chain aboard. The wrap end (gypsy head) will not be used to heave the chain aboard unless absolutely necessary. 

It is highly desirable that tankers have manifolds and associated equipment conforming with OCIMF standards. All tankers calling require a short port side hose handling boom or crane that is rate at 10 tons SWL or more. 

The terminal has one (1) 30 inch crude line, a 20 inch clean product line and one (1) 16 inch line used for bunkering. 

Normal discharge rate for crude oil is about 32,000 barrels per hour with maximum 105-PSI pressure at rail. 

Operator: Tesoro Hawaii, Inc. 

Chevron’s berth is located approximately 2.5 miles Southeast of Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor light.  It consists of seven (7) buoys moored in 70 feet water depth and forming a rectangular ship berth of 1,000 feet. 

This berth is equipped with two (2) pipelines, one (1) of 20 inches and one (1) of 30 inches, each with 16-inch hose and two 12-inch ASA 150 ship connections. 

The berth is used for receipt of crude and fuel oil and for bunkering.

Operator: Chevron USA Hawaiian Refinery. 

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