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 Aloha Class Vessel, Kaimana Hila

Matson recently welcomed Kaimana Hila (KMH), its second “Aloha Class” vessel as it was christened at Philly Shipyard in Philadelphia on March 9, 2019 and deployed as part of Matson’s Hawaii service in April 2019. Matson’s Aloha Class ships are the largest containerships ever built in the United States.

KMH and its sister ship, Daniel K. Inouye (DKI) are 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 KMH, DKI and Matson’s other commitments to its Hawaii service here:  Hawaii investments»