Pacific Shipyards International
Locally owned and operated in Hawai’i for over 75 years, PSI’s expertise spans dozens of industries. As the largest privately-owned shipyard in the state with a team of over 200 dedicated professionals, PSI has the tools, knowledge, and staff to complete any maintenance, repair, or service on all types of marine vessels, assets, and facilities. From our unique position in the heart of the Pacific, we keep Hawai’i running one project at a time.
Pacific Shipyards International traces its origin to founder Fred Loui, who established Pacific Refrigeration in 1944 to service America’s wartime fleet. Having received commendation from the Navy for their services, Pacific Refrigeration grew to become the state’s largest commercial ship repair operation. In recognition of the expanding business operations, in 1954, Pacific Refrigeration changed its name to Pacific Marine and Supply Company, Ltd.
Beginning in the 1970s, under the leadership of Fred’s son Steven Loui, Pacific Marine started a period of ambitious diversification into new business sectors. By expanding into markets such as environmental services, recycling, tourism, and research & development, each complimented the core ship repair business that became Pacific Shipyards International.
A full-service shipyard, PSI is proud to offer clients a seamlessly integrated approach to repair, conversion, and maintenance. All core departments needed to complete complex jobs are available in-house at PSI. These capabilities place PSI firmly ahead of the competition with a highly skilled labor force, experienced project management personnel, and rigorous health, safety, and quality assurance departments.
As the longest-running shipyard in Hawai’i, PSI provides clients with an unmatched breadth of experience. A homegrown, family-owned company, PSI is passionate about servicing ships that support life in the islands. From serving the Department of Defense as a Prime Contractor to ensuring commercial shipping companies continue delivering fresh food to neighbor islands, PSI is here to serve.