Containerized cargo shipments utilized on Matson freighters.
Ninety-day ILWU sugar strike closes sugar mills at Kohala, Kahuku, Kilauea and 'Ewa Beach.
Nearly 16,000 workers lose wages in 126-day sugar strike, the longest industry-wide strike.
Sheraton pays $18 million for Matson's four hotels: Royal Hawaiian, Moana, Surfrider and Princess Kaiulani.
Despite nationwide recession and a debilitating sugar strike, Hawaii's construction industry breaks records at $170 million.
Trans Pacific Airlines becomes Aloha Airlines.
Oklahoma corporation buys Consolidated Amusement theater chain for more than eight million dollars.
$459,500,000 worth of imports arrive in Hawai'i; exports total $253,100,000.
"Aloha Strike" by sugar workers wins the public's sympathy when some strikers work on public improvement projects or help farmers contributing to union kitchens.