A tentative deal has been made between the PMA and the ILWU regarding the contract dispute. We have no further details at this time, but will post updates as they become available.
Due to the extensive damage sustained by Matson’s Maunawili vessel that resulted in a cancelled sailing on 02/11/15, a backlog of containers has materialized in the Matson yard. As a result, Matson added the Matsonia vessel to the fleet in addition to transporting containers from Long Beach to Oakland to offset the congestion. Unfortunately, Matson…Details
On Wednesday, 02/18/15, the PMA and the ILWU met separately with Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, who was sent by the White House to urge them to come to an agreement, according to people familiar with the negotiations. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti also joined to stress “the importance…Details
We previously mentioned that Matson vessel Maunawili sustained significant damage due to heavy seas in its last passage to Long Beach. It’s regular schedule would have been to depart Long Beach on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Matson planned to delay the vessel departure to Honolulu until Sunday February 15, 2015 so that repairs could be…Details
We have been advised by Matson that the sailing for Wednesday, February 11, 2015 has been rescheduled to this weekend. The result is that there will be no Wednesday sailing this week and instead there will be 2 sailings on this weekend (the Mokihana and the Maunawili). The vessel that was scheduled for Wednesday, the…Details
Please be advised our primary steamship line partner, Matson Navigation, has advised that effective Sunday, February 15, 2015, the ocean fuel surcharge will decrease from current 31.5% down to 24.5%. Matson makes a practice of providing 30 day notice for upward rate adjustments, but passes on downward adjustments as soon as possible. Shipments received/processed by…Details
Please note that the PMA has announced that it will lockout the dock workers over this weekend from 5:00 pm 02/06/15 through 8:00 am 02/09/15. The Saturday 02/07/15 Matson vessel is still expected to sail. We are uncertain whether this may have any additional impact to Matson, or whether the length of the lockout will…Details
We are pleased that the ILWU and PMA have been able to come to an agreement on some important issues such as health care and chassis maintenance. However, there are still several issues remaining in their negotiations which are still unresolved. We are concerned about the protracted time it is taking and some rumors that…Details
Please be advised that due to a ballast tank issue and winter weather conditions, Matson is currently showing that the Mokihana 292 (which would normally arrive into Honolulu Wednesday evening Feb 04, 2015) will now be arriving on Thursday morning, Feb 05, 2015. Thank you for your understanding.Details
Please note that the fuel surcharge for local Southern California pickups performed by Aloha Freight Forwarders has been reduced from 20% to 17% effective February 02, 2015.