Harry Eager has two articles today on the State Audit in the Maui News, "Auditor questions rules for input, blurring of environmental obligations," and "Auditor critical of ferry." The latter article contains the following quote:
"Hawaii Superferry released a statement commenting on the audit. It said...'Eight months of operations have proven the barge and ramp systems are unequivocally the most efficient system to on and offload the ship and quickly disperse traffic.'"
The barge and ramp at Kahului Harbor is NOT the most efficient, as is the following system:
The above filmed ramp system is both faster and much more efficient than the barge and ramp at Kahului Harbor and much less expensive than the high-dollar $38.5 million hastily spent on the Hawaii barge and ramps made in low-cost China.