Ocean Shipping Operations

A leader in Pacific shipping, Matson’s ocean transportation service is recognized for its industry leading on-time arrival performance and award-winning customer service. Our diversified fleet features purpose-built containerships, as well as combination container and roll-on, roll-off vessels and specially designed container barges. Matson’s ships and assets are U.S.-built, U.S.-crewed and U.S.-operated, which provide significant advantages in the integrated trade lanes that we operate.

Serving Hawaii continuously since 1882, Matson is uniquely experienced in carrying the wide range of commodities needed to support economies that rely on ocean transportation. Matson’s service to Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia and the South Pacific is a key component of the distribution systems for businesses, allowing customers to rely on our dependable vessel schedules to continually replenish inventories from distribution centers located on the U.S. Mainland. Learn more…

In Focus:  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, it was christened at the Philly Shipyard in Philadelphia on June 30, 2018 and will be deployed in Matson’s Hawaii service starting in September 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»