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Matson Operations Not Impacted by Hawai‘i Shelter-at-Home Orders

March 23, 2020, 5:44 PM HST
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Matson issued a statement today in response to shelter-at-home orders for Hawaiʻi saying the orders for Hawaiʻi will not affect Matson operations. Matson notes that the company and the services that support its operations are considered “Essential Businesses” that support critical transportation infrastructure.

Matson says it continues to operate all Hawaiʻi, Alaska, Guam, and South Pacific service schedules without interruption. Ports are also operating normally and the company expects no disruptions at this time.

Matson says it 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 meet the needs of our customers,” the company explained in a press release update.


“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 Hawaiʻi State Department of Transportation regarding commercial port operations,” according to the  Matson announcement.


Members of the community may find Matson’s latest operational updates relating to COVID-19 posted on

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