Pacific Expertise

For more than 135 years, American owned and operated Matson has specialized in market-leading ocean transportation spanning the Pacific.  Today, we provide a vital lifeline to the economies of Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia and the South Pacific as well as delivering a wide range of multimodal services throughout North America.

As a committed leader in Pacific shipping, Matson continues to strengthen its value to customers through network growth, fleet enhancements, industry leading on-time arrivals and award-winning customer service.

Subsidiary Matson Logistics extends the company’s network reach, offering customers domestic and international rail intermodal service, long haul and regional highway brokerage, supply chain services and less-than-truck-load (LTL) transportation services, as well as third-party logistics services that include warehousing, distribution, less-than-container-load (LCL) consolidation and international freight forwarding. More about us »

In Focus:  

New U.S. Flag Marshall Islands Service

Matson is now offering direct U.S. flag service between Honolulu and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), reducing cargo transit times to the RMI from the U.S. mainland by as many as eight days. The new service calls at three ports in the RMI – Kwajalein, Ebeye and Majuro every 17 days.

Along with unrivaled transit times, advantages of the new service include Matson’s dedicated terminal operations at Seattle, Oakland and Long Beach, offering shippers late cut off times, industry-leading truck turn times and use of Matson’s extensive owned chassis inventory. Learn more about Matson’s Guam and Micronesia service. Guam and Micronesia service»

New Aloha Class Vessel, Daniel K. Inouye

Matson is pleased to welcome Daniel K. Inouye (DKI), its first “Aloha Class” vessel.  The largest containership ever built in the United States, DKI was christened at Philly Shipyard in Philadelphia on June 30, 2018 and deployed as part of Matson’s Hawaii service in November 2018.

Daniel K. Inouye is the first of four new state-of-the-art ships entering service in 2018, 2019 and 2020 as part of a larger $1 billion investment in modernizing Matson’s Hawaii service.  Learn more about DKI and Matson’s other commitments to its Hawaii service.  Hawaii investments»