Matson Rated #1 Ocean Carrier

HONOLULU, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX), a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, has been rated by shipping customers as the top ocean carrier in the world.

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The Number One ranking was bestowed by Logistics Management magazine, 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 magazine's 32nd annual survey this year drew more than 4,600 participants who rated transportation companies in all modes and service disciplines against five key criteria: On-time Performance, Value, Information Technology, Customer Service, and Equipment & Operations. 

Of the nine domestic and foreign companies in the ocean carriers category scoring high enough to earn Quest for Quality Awards for 'above and beyond' performance, Matson topped the list for a second time.

"Matson's mission is to move freight better than anyone, so this validation by our customers for the second straight year is especially gratifying," said Matt Cox, president and chief executive officer.  "It's a credit to the hard work of employees across our company, whose focus on the customer really sets Matson apart." 

Matson sister company Matson Logistics also earned a Quest for Quality Award this year in the Intermodal Marketing Companies category.

The 2015 Quest for Quality awards will be formally presented at a ceremony in San Diego on September 29, during the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference.

About the Company
Founded in 1882, Matson is a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific. Matson provides a vital lifeline to the economies of Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia and select South Pacific islands, and operates a premium, expedited service from China to Southern California. The Company's fleet of 25 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 and warehousing.  Additional information about Matson, Inc. is available at

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