Aloha! Welcome to the official website for the Kapalama Container Terminal and Tenant Relocations Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).


The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Harbors Division (DOT-H) proposes to redevelop the Kapalama Military Reservation (KMR) property at Honolulu Harbor. Formerly owned by the U.S. government, the land was acquired by the State in the early 1990s for future harbor expansion. A new container terminal is proposed to handle current and projected cargo volumes.

Proposed Action and Alternatives

DOT-H, in partnership with the Hawaii Harbors User Group, has developed a system-wide harbor modernization plan. The plan will implement harbor infrastructure improvements to address projected increases in ocean transportation of cargo and passengers through the 2030s. Plans for Honolulu Harbor call for the development of a new approximately 90-acre container yard and construction of a deep draft wharf with berthing capacity to accommodate two container ships.

An EIS has been prepared in accordance with Chapter 343, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to assess impacts of several development alternatives and the no action alternative. This website provides information about the EIS, including the planning process, schedule, links to planning documents, and frequently asked questions (FAQs).