The UH Marine Center is located at Pier 35 in Honolulu Harbor. Facilities at the pier include the marine center offices, laboratories that support marine operations and research, 25,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, 800’ of pier space for large vessels and 100,000 sq. ft. of outside storage space for containers and weatherproof equipment. An additional 65,500 sq. ft. of outside storage space is available at the Marine Center’s Sand Island yard. This facility is located adjacent to the Honolulu Community College’s Marine Education Training Center (METC) at 10 Sand Island Parkway.

To inquire about storage, pier space for UNOLS vessels or small boats, and harbor usage policies, contact the Marine Operations Superintendent, Ross Barnes.

The UH Marine Center offers a number of shore-side support services:

  • 4 Fork lifts rated at 2500, 4000, 6000, and 30,000 lbs.
  • Flat bed truck

To inquire about shore-side support services and costs, contact the Port Engineer, Pete Zerr.

For information on services not provided directly at the UH Marine Center (e.g., diving, welding, outboard repair), we can provide limited information on local vendors and services. Contact the Marine Operations Superintendent, Ross Barnes or our Purchasing Agent, Leah Nihipali.

The UH Marine Center facility at 965 N. Nimitz Highway was renovated by DOT Harbors and is leased to the University of Hawaii. UH began occupying the site when the ships moved from Snug Harbor to Pier 35 in May, 2016. The offices, labs and warehouse functions moved in August, 2016. The warehouse area is being outfitted in a separate phase of construction that is currently underway and will be completed by early 2018.

The UH Marine Center’s Sand Island facility is located at 10 Sand Island Parkway behind the METC. The facility currently consists of a 1.5 acre gravel lot with security fencing, lighting and cameras. Work is beginning to improve the small boat piers between the METC and the bridge.

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