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The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

TOTE to start shipping service from Hawaii to mainland, compete with Matson and Pasha

From the Star Advertiser:

The parent company of interisland cargo carrier Young Brothers Ltd. intends to launch a new shipping service between the mainland and Hawaii that would go head-to-head with two existing competitors, Matson and Pasha, that bring the vast majority of goods to the state.

Tote Maritime, a subsidiary of Young Brothers owner […]

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Matson expands SPX service between US West Coast the Samoas

Honolulu-based ocean carrier Matson is increasing the frequency of its South Pacific Express (SPX) service to Samoa and American Samoa to 14 days, up from every 28 days, the carrier has confirmed.

The new fortnightly schedule has been made possible by the company’s acquisition of a larger, faster vessel that has been christened Samoana. The […]

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Matson, U.S. shipyard mark ‘Aloha Class’ milestone for Hawaii fleet

Excerpts from Marine Link:

Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI) and Matson, a U.S. carrier in the Pacific, have marked a milestone in the construction of the first of two new “Aloha Class” containerships to be delivered to Matson in the third quarter of 2018 and first quarter of 2019, respectively. Designed specifically for Hawaii service, […]

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Chassis leasing firm DCLI buys NYK’s 11,000 chassis used on U.S. mainland

Excerpts from DC Velocity:

Intermodal chassis leasing firm Direct ChassisLink Inc. (DCLI) said today it acquired all 11,000 marine chassis owned by the North American arm of Japanese liner shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha Inc. (NYK) that were operated on the U.S. mainland.

The 11,000 units will be placed in pools managed by Consolidated […]

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Hawaii shipper Matson reports lower Q4 profit

From the Pacific Business Journal:

Matson Inc., Hawaii’s largest shipper, reported fourth quarter net income of $19.4 million, or 44 cents per diluted share, compared to $26.6 million, or 60 cents per diluted share, for the comparable quarter in 2015.

Matson attributed the lower earnings for the quarter to an increase in bunker fuel prices […]

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Matson orders two new shipping vessels at a cost of $511M

Artist rendering of the new Matson ship design. Each ship will be 869 feet long and 115 feet wide at the beam with a deep draft of 38 feet and enclosed garage space for up to 800 vehicles.

Matson Inc. has announced that its subsidiary Matson Navigation Co. Inc. has contracted with General Dynamics […]

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Hawaii shipping company Matson to acquire Span Alaska

Hawaii’s largest shipping company, Matson Inc., said Monday it will acquire Span Alaska Transportation LLC in an effort to expand its Alaska service offerings.

Matson’s subsidiary Matson Logistics Inc. will acquire 100 percent of the equity of Span Alaska for a cash purchase price $197.6 million. The deal is expected to close in the third […]

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Sanders’ ad features Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii’s Senator who will speak Tuesday in Oregon

From the Bernie Post:

A moving television ad released by Bernie Sanders features Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who discusses the true cost of war.

Sanders’ campaign released the ad on YouTube. It focuses on the cost of war, and is voiced by Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a veteran and supporter of Bernie Sanders.

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Bernie Sanders rallies to feature progressive U.S. Senators on May 3

U.S. Senators Tusli Gabbard and Bernie Sanders

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) are coming to Oregon on Tuesday, May 3 for a series of organizing meetings. Join us for a conversation about the issues that matter and meet with members of Congress who care:

Portland Rally with […]

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Matson profit jumps 46 percent

Hawaii’s largest ocean cargo transportation company had a record profit last year, earning more than $103 million.

Honolulu-based Matson announced Tuesday that its earnings last year were up 46 percent from $70.8 million the previous year. The company managed to hit a record year even after reporting a lower fourth-quarter income in 2015 than in […]

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Retired ILWU Hawaii Division leader Yoshito Takamine dies at 89

West Hawaii Photo of Yoshito Takamine, 1981

From the Hawaii Tribune-Herald:

Yoshito Takamine, a longtime Hawaii Island labor and political leader, died Oct. 27 at his Honokaa home. He was 89.

The eldest son in a family of 14 children raised by a plantation worker and his picture bride, both from Okinawa, Takamine went to […]

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Northwest Seaport Alliance volume rises

Total international containers handled by the Northwest Seaport Alliance increased 3.7 percent in September from the same month last year as the ports of Seattle and Tacoma continue to regain traffic lost earlier in the year due to port congestion and labor disruptions associated with the coastwide longshore contract negotiations.

International containerized imports increased […]

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Matson to end Hawaii molasses operation, pay $15.4 million

The biggest shipping company serving Hawaii will end its molasses operation in the state and pay millions of dollars as compensation for spilling 1,400 tons of the sugary substance in Honolulu Harbor.

State Attorney General Doug Chin on Wednesday called the $15.4 million settlement with Hawaii-based Matson Navigation Co. one of the largest for an […]

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Court rejects new bid to kill Jones Act by shippers in Hawaii hit by cabotage rules

From The Loadstar:

Another attempt to lift US cabotage restrictions was dismissed yesterday, when a court in Hawaii ruled against a class action brought by shippers against legislation which prohibits foreign companies from carrying US domestic cargo on ships.

Judges dismissed the action on the grounds that the claim was too broad to be able […]

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Pasha’s acquisition of Horizon’s Hawaii business completed

From a Pasha Group news release:

The Pasha Group’s acquisition of the Hawaii trade-lane business of Horizon Lines, Inc. (Horizon) was completed this week. The Pasha Group, one of the nation’s leading Jones Act shipping and integrated logistics companies, has served the Hawaii market for more than 50 years, adding roll-on/roll-off liner service between the […]

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