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Dear Valued Customer:


The following is an update regarding the current impact of Hurricane Lane.


Hurricane Lane has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm. The storm is still producing heavy torrential rain, surging floodwaters and road clogging landslides.


The island of Maui is now experiencing a brush fire in Lahaina, on the western side of the island.  The Fire was spreading rapidly, and there are numerous road closures and evacuations.  There has been property destroyed, and firefighting efforts have been negatively impacted by winds.


Hawaii Terminal Updates:

  • Honolulu- The terminal will be closed Friday, August 24, 2018. We will be setting up a crew for Sunday, if manpower is available, to work the pending Mahimahi 403 sailing.


  • Hilo/Kona- The hurricane warning for the Big Island was removed this morning and Matson did sail a barge to the big island but the ports are still closed awaiting the “all clear” signal. Once the “all clear” signal is given and the port reopens, we will go down and start picking up the containers. We do have a skeleton crew in the office today with drivers on call, but all other personnel will remain at home.


  • Kauai- The terminal will be closed Friday, August 24, 2018. 

  • Maui- The terminal will be closed Friday, August 24, 2018.



Forecasts predict that by Monday morning, the storm should pass. On Monday morning we will update you with status regarding all terminals, as well as our Ocean and Air services.


Should you have additional questions or scheduling concerns, please contact your local office or contact us at our Corporate office at 800-488-4888, or 310-537-2000, Ext.2020.


Lastly, best wishes to our Hawaiian Ohana and safe harbor to you and your loved ones!