YB reports flat cargo numbers

LIHUE — Young Brothers, Limited announced that intrastate cargo shipments between Honolulu and six neighbor island ports finished flat, experiencing a slight increase of 0.3 percent in the second quarter ending June 30.

Four Neighbor Island ports experienced drops in cargo volume during the second quarter: Maui, down 2.2 percent; Kawaihae, 0.2 percent; Kauai, 4.6 percent; and Molokai, 6.4 percent.

Cargo volume increased at two ports: Hilo, up 2.2 percent, and Lanai, up 60.4 percent.

Overall volume for the first six months increased by 2.2 percent, compared to the first six months of 2013.

Four Neighbor Island ports experienced an increase in volume for the first half of the year, while volume at Kauai decreased 2.2 percent.

In the second quarter, agricultural cargo volume statewide rose 5.7 percent over the same quarter last year. Similarly, during the first six months of the year, agricultural volume increased by 5.8 percent compared to the same period of 2013.

Agricultural exports increased at two ports during the second quarter: Hilo, up 18.7 percent, and Kawaihae, 32.7 percent. Four ports experienced a decline in agricultural cargo exports, including Honolulu, down 8.1 percent; Maui, 14.6 percent; Kauai, 26.9 percent; and Molokai, 4.6 percent.

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