Why Matson?

We Move Freight Better Than Anyone

Matson is an industry leading U.S.-owned and operated transportation services company with specialized niche services and unique competitive advantages in the global supply chain.

We have been a lifeline to communities in the Pacific since 1882, when the first Matson ship carried food and plantation supplies from San Francisco to Hilo, Hawaii. Over the years, our company pioneered innovations that are now global industry standards, such as cargo refrigeration, containerized shipping, gantry cranes, and environmental policies such as zero solid waste discharge.

Today, our ships and containers transport needed groceries, retail merchandise, household goods, vehicles, and more from the U.S. West Coast to Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, and communities in the South Pacific. We move essential supplies to support our troops in Japan, Hawaii, Guam, Kwajalein, and Alaska. We also operate the leading expedited ocean transportation services in the world’s largest surface transportation market connecting Asia to the U.S.

We Take Cargo Further

Our logistics subsidiary extends the geographic reach of Matson’s ocean transportation network. We move products directly from the factory floor to the retail store or our company-owned and operated distribution centers, including one of the largest foreign trade zones on the West Coast. Whether it’s one pallet or full container loads, we have the depth to move cargo by ship, truck or train to and throughout North America and around the globe. Our third-party logistics (3PL) services orchestrate tailored supply chain solutions for a wide variety of retail customers, large and small.

We Have a Passion for Serving

Matson’s key to success for more than 140 years has been the deep institutional knowledge and experience running through generations of long-tenured employees who identify with the company’s mission and a single-minded sense of purpose. Our employees feel connected to our communities and understand how meaningful each shipment is to the areas we serve. They meet supply chain demands with determination, creativity, and a sense of obligation to ensure that cargo is delivered on time.

Matson is a Great Place to Work

Ranked #4 among Transportation and Logistics providers in Forbes’ 2023 America’s Best Midsize Employers list, Matson treats employees with respect, fosters an inspiring, collaborative work atmosphere and offers a compelling range of opportunities and compensation and benefits packages – all of which combine to provide fulfilling careers in an essential, dynamic global industry.

What’s Important to Us?

The Matson Experience

We believe that our employees are the reason for our success and our number one resource. See what they have to say.