Shipping Continues as Usual: Matson Operations are Uninterrupted

March 13, 2020, 10:59 AM HST · Updated March 13, 11:33 AM
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The County of Maui has advised that there are rumors circulating on social media about Matson operations. ALL MATSON OPERATIONS CONTINUE UNINTERRUPTED.

Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation spokesperson Tim Sakahara responded to Maui Now’s request for information saying, “All HDOT harbors and airports in Hawaiʻi continue to be open and operational. Any reports of their closing due to COVID-19 are inaccurate.”

The HDOT has updates regarding COVID-19 updated regularly online at the following direct link:  https://hidot.hawaii.gov/coronavirus/

Matson issued the following statement today in response to concerns circulating in Hawaiʻi about service disruption:

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“All Matson operations continue uninterrupted. Matson intends to maintain all service schedules as normal with three arrivals a week to Honolulu and twice a week calls to each neighbor island port. Matson is committed to taking all appropriate steps to ensure the continuation of services, including the deployment of reserve vessels if necessary to continue meeting the needs of our customers.

“Matson is monitoring developments closely and ensuring compliance with all United States Coast Guard and local, federal and international government reporting and prevention directives for maritime operations. Matson also has frequent and regular communication with the United States Coast Guard and Hawaii State Department of Transportation regarding commercial port operations.”

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