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Matson Rated Among Top Ocean Carriers for 5th Consecutive Year

An artist rendering of Matson Kanaloa Class vessel. Courtesy General Dynamics NASSCO
An artist rendering of Matson Kanaloa Class vessel. Courtesy General Dynamics NASSCO

Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX) subsidiary Matson Navigation Company, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, has been rated by shipping customers as one of the top ocean carriers in the world for the fifth consecutive year, having ranked #1 for the previous three years.

Matson Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Matson) (PRNewsFoto/) (PRNewsFoto/)

The rating was bestowed by Logistics Management magazine and Peerless Research Group (PRG), whose annual Quest for Quality Awards survey of qualified buyers of transportation and logistics services is considered the most important measure of customer satisfaction and performance excellence in the industry.

The 34th annual survey this year drew more than 5,400 participants who rated transportation companies in all modes and service disciplines against the five criteria most valued by shipping customers: On-time Performance, Value, Information Technology, Customer Service, and Equipment & Operations.

Of the 12 domestic and foreign companies in the Ocean Carriers category Matson was rated fourth overall, highest in the Equipment & Operations category and third highest in On-Time Performance. More information on the 2017 Quest for Quality annual survey and awards is available at: http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/34th_annual_quest_for_quality_awards_winners_revealed

About Matson

Founded in 1882, Matson (NYSE: MATX) is a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific. Matson provides a vital lifeline to the economies of HawaiiAlaskaGuamMicronesia and select South Pacific islands, and operates a premium, expedited service from China to Southern California. The Company’s fleet of 21 owned vessels and six chartered vessels includes containerships, combination container and roll-on/roll-off ships and custom-designed barges. Matson Logistics, established in 1987, extends the geographic reach of Matson’s transportation network throughout the continental U.S. Its integrated, asset-light logistics services include rail intermodal, highway brokerage, warehousing, and less-than-container load freight consolidation and forwarding to Alaska. Additional information about Matson, Inc. is available at www.matson.com.

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