Bittersweet final voyage for Hawaii’s bulk sugar ship (PHOTOS)

(LIHUE, Hawaii) — The bulk ship Moku Pahu loaded sugar for the final time at Nawiliwili Harbor after longtime customer Gay & Robinson ceased operating in the money-losing sugar business, the Garden Island newspaper reported. The ship, owned by Hawaii Sugar & Transportation Cooperative, carried just 16,000 tons of sugar from G&R’s final harvest. Matson Navigation operates the ship, which will continue transporting sugar from Maui and also carry other types of bulk loads.
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By Professional Mariner Staff