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Matson Resumes Hawaii Cargo Operations Statewide


Matson Resumes Hawaii Cargo Operations Statewide

PR Newswire

HONOLULU, Aug. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Matson Navigation Company, a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, has resumed full cargo operations to all of its Hawaii terminals following the Hawaii State Department of Transportation's reopening of Big Island ports to commercial operations yesterday and Oahu, Maui and Kauai ports this morning.

Matson vessel Mahimahi at its Honolulu Terminal - 25 August 2018

Matson continued to sail its vessel schedule between the West Coast and Hawaii as normal throughout preparations for Hurricane Lane in an effort to position cargo for distribution as soon as possible following the reopening of Hawaii ports.  Today the company implemented a service recovery plan that has five of its container ships carrying a combined 3,500 loaded containers scheduled for discharge at its Honolulu hub terminal between now and Wednesday. 

The company is also activating Consumer, one of four containerships in its reserve fleet, to provide additional capacity to support Hawaii's recovery and help restore its normal service schedule as quickly as possible.

Matson resumed service to Hawaii this morning, when its barge Columbia arrived at Hilo at 7:00 a.m. with 117 containers onboard and terminal staff began making the cargo available to Big Island customers. 

Matson's barge Haleakala docked at Kahului at noon today, making 87 loaded containers available to Maui customers. 

Matson's vessel Mahimahi returned to Honolulu at 11:00 a.m. today, two hours after the port reopened, to discharge the balance of its cargo, 615 containers, having already delivered 537 containers before the port closed on August 23. 

Tonight the company will dispatch its barge Waialeale from Honolulu to the port of Nawiliwili with 60 containers aboard for Kauai customers scheduled for arrival tomorrow at 7:00 a.m.


Keoni Wagner

Matson Navigation Company


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