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New Hawaii harbor terminal to boost cargo capacity

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii is building a new terminal that will boost the amount of cargo that can be brought into its ports.

The new $266 million container terminal will be built in Honolulu across a channel from Sand Island.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports it will span 94 acres.

The state's final environmental impact report was released and is expected to be approved.

Workers have begun knocking down vacant buildings at the former Kapalama Military Reservation site.

Officials have been saying the state needs a new cargo facility for 25 years. Terminal capacity hasn't expanded in three decades.

About 80 percent of Hawaii's goods are imported, and officials say most of those goods come through commercial harbors.

Planners expect the facility to be completed by 2016.

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