Thursday, May 01, 2008


Aloha cargo to flow again

by Larry Geller

... but not via the Superferry. Today's good news is that the owner of Young Brothers will indeed purchase and operate Aloha's cargo service.

Whether their charges will be the same or not, how many former Aloha employees will be rehired, and so forth, have yet to be determined, but this is certainly good news.

Several articles over the past few days posited the Superferry as a cargo carrier. My understanding, and at this point it may not matter, is that the PUC has tariffed the Superferry as a passenger carrier, not a freight carrier. Hence the need to have the driver accompany the goods. Of course, it's possible to apply for a new tariff, or I could even be wrong about this.


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