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*Memorial Week Sailing Cut-Offs

Due to all USA offices being closed for the Memorial Holiday our loading cut-off for various terminals will be:


Friday 22nd at 1600 (both Non-Hazardous and Hazardous cargoes) 


Friday 22nd at 1600 (both Non-Hazardous and Hazardous cargoes)


Hawaii Non-Hazardous freight Tuesday, 26th at 1200
Hawaii Hazardous freight Friday, 22th at 1700

Guam Non-Hazardous freight Friday, 22th at 1200
Guam Hazardous freight Thursday, 21rd at 1700


Friday, 22nd at 1600 (both Non-Hazardous and Hazardous cargoes)


Hawaii freight by Friday, 22nd at 1600(both Non-Hazardous and Hazardous cargoes)

Guam freight by Friday, 22nd at 1600 (both Non-Hazardous and Hazardous cargoes)


Non-Hazardous - will remain the same as Friday, 22nd at 1700

Hazardous – Thursday, 21st at 1700


No change – will remain the same Thursday 21st at 1500 for Non-Hazardous cargo and Wednesday, 20th at 1700 for Hazardous cargo.

Guam Department of Agriculture Invasive Species Inspection Fee

We have been informed by Matson Navigation Company (“Matson”) that the Guam Department of Agriculture is requiring maritime transportation companies to begin collection of an invasive species inspection fee beginning July 1, 2015.  All fees collected will be deposited into the Invasive Species Inspection Fee Fund. (See link below for Reference)


DOA Invasive Species Inspection Fee.pdf


The fee established is for the service(s) of inspection, quarantine and eradication of invasive species contained in marine commercial shipments, foreign or domestic, and shall apply to all imported cargo to Guam.  (See 14102. Fee Assessment for Exemptions)

The following calculation demonstrates how the fee will be charged:


Total Gross Weight divided by 1000.0LBS X $0.75=Total Amount: Invasive Species Inspection Fee (example:  Total: 38,000.LBS div 1000.0LBS X $0.75 = $28.50).


As a result, this fee will appear as a separate charge on our freight bill. This change will be effective with shipments arriving Guam on or after July 1, 2015.  


Should you have any questions, please contact your local office or call our Corporate Customer Service at 800-488-4888 or 310-537-2000, Ext. 2020.