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August 19, 2020

Young Brothers’ Emergency 46% Rate Hike Approved, Pre-COVID Schedule to Resume Sept. 1

The Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission approved Young Brothers’ emergency request to increase rates by 46 percent with several conditions over the next 12 months. As a result, Young Brothers will resume a full “pre-COVID” sailing schedule by Sept. 1, 2020, which will restore an additional sailing from the ports of Hilo and Kahului to Honolulu.
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August 15, 2020

Young Brothers: “We Are Not Immune to the Impacts of the Pandemic”

"That degradation in cargo volume, combined with virtually no significant rate increases over six to eight years, combined with continuing escalating costs have led to our financial situation,” said Jay Ana, President of Young Brothers, LLC.
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July 25, 2020

Young Brothers Seeks Emergency Rate Increase to Facilitate Continued Interisland Service

On Friday night, Young Brothers filed a letter with the Public Utilities Commission to underscore the urgency of its pending request for an emergency rate increase by Aug. 17, 2020. Company representatives say the increase is needed so that the company may continue to provide its statewide interisland shipping services.
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June 23, 2020

Salvage Team Continues Response to Containers Lost off Hilo

A salvage company has been hired and a 250-ton crane has been contracted to lift shipping containers out of the ocean in Hilo.  The effort is underway following yesterday's mishap involving 21 containers that fell into the ocean while in transit to Hilo on Hawaiʻi Island. 
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June 22, 2020

Search Underway As 21 Containers Fall Overboard From Barge Off Hilo

Several 40-foot shipping containers fell overboard. That number currently stands at 21. Nine of those have been located, 12 remain missing. The crew of the tug and barge Ho Omaka Hou recognized the containers were missing after mooring in Hilo. Containers are reportedly adrift approximately 8 miles north of Hilo, and one is reported adrift in Hilo Harbor.
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May 26, 2020

Young Brothers Seeks $25M in Financial Relief from State Amid COVID-19 Slowdown

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino called Young Brothers the "lifeline for the state of Hawai‘i."  He continued saying, "The neighbor islands depend on Young Brothers tremendously.  Some of us do not have big harbors that could bring in larger ships to off load, and so we depend on Young Brothers to bring in almost 90% of all the produce, all of our food and other necessities that this county, this island, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi exist off of."
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May 05, 2020

PUC Approves Young Brothers’ Temporary Changes to Sailing Schedule

The Public Utilities Commission on Monday approved temporary emergency changes to Young Brothers' sailing schedule for 30 days.  The changes take effect immediately and will result in an amended weekly sailing schedule for Maui and Hawaiʻi counties.  
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April 25, 2020

Young Brothers Requests Reduced Schedule for Maui Starting May 5

YB may supplement service from Moloka‘i as needed with an occasional stopover on Wednesday morning as the Kawaihae barge returns to the port of Honolulu. The service is intended to facilitate the timely transport of fresh produce from Moloka‘i to the neighboring islands and support the farming and agriculture industries. The occasional Kawaihae/Kaunakakai stopover will allow fresh produce from Moloka‘i to reach the neighbor-island markets.
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March 19, 2020

Young Brothers Asking for Self-Screening Before Entering Port

"Effective immediately, we ask that all customers and vendors self-screen before entering our facilities. That means anyone who is showing any flu-like symptoms or is feeling unwell should not enter the port," Young Brothers advised.
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August 27, 2019

Young Brothers Invests $80M in New ‘Green’ Tugboats

The new fleet represents the latest in "green" fuel-reduction tug technology that will generate less pollution than the companyʻs other tug boats. 
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August 18, 2017

New US Mainland to Hawai‘i Shipping Service

TOTE Maritime will establish a new domestic shipping service to Hawaiʻi with the introduction of four new containerhips servicing the Mainland to Hawaiʻi route.
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June 13, 2017

34.2% Decline in Ag Cargo Volumes From Maui

Young Brothers notes that Maui’s last refinery stopped producing sugar, which was used in manufacturing local beverages.
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March 30, 2017

Young Brothers Hopes to Reach Ride Shipping Resolution Before Maui Fair

While E.K. Fernandez cited increased shipping costs, Young Brothers executives disputed the accuracy of rates and say they hope to have a discussion with interested parties in order to reach a resolution before the 95th Maui Fair in October and other County fairs scheduled statewide that utilize E.K. Fernandez services.
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December 13, 2016

Maui Elementary Students to Benefit from Book Trust Donation

Saltchuk, a family owned company and the parent company of Aloha Air Cargo, Hawaiʻi Petroleum, ʻOhana Fuels, Minit Stop, Young Brothers, and Foss Hawaiʻi has pledged $10,000 to Book Trust in support of Maui elementary school students.
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September 01, 2016

YB Shipping Schedule Changes Due to Hurricane Lester

Young Brothers Preparation for Hurricane Lester and Schedule Changes for the Coming Week.
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