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Portland/Seattle Schedule Change

Matson Navigation Company (“Matson”) changed their Seattle sailing schedule from Sunday to Saturday, and changed their sailing cut-off to Friday afternoon. As a result, our receiving cut-off for the sailing has changed as follows:

Seattle: Wednesday at Noon for Hazardous cargo and Thursday at Noon for non-hazardous cargo.

Portland: Wednesday at Noon for all cargo.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local representative or call our Seattle office at 206-242-2827.

Hawaii Wharfage Increase

In a continuing effort to fund a long-term harbor improvement program, Hawaii’s Department of Transportation Harbors Division increased wharfage rates effective

July 1, 2015.  As a result, Matson Navigation Company passed the increase on to the shipping community effective July 5, 2015. Accordingly, our rates were also increased effective with sailings on or after July 5, 2015.

The increase was applied by island and equipment size. As examples, Hawaii wharfage fees for a 40' (foot) container shipping from U.S. Mainland to Oahu (Honolulu) increased from $168.84 to $173.91 and a 40' container shipping from U.S. Mainland to any Neighbor Island increased from the current $356.44 to $367.13.  The LCL wharfage charge increased by a similar percentage, amounting to 1 cent ($0.01) per cubic foot.

Should you have any questions, our Customer Satisfaction Agents stand ready to assist you. Please call us at 800-488-4888, Ext. 2020 or email us at