Thursday, August 27, 2015

Horizon Lines is now Matson

The Hawaiian company, Matson, has acquired the Alaska service formerly operated by Horizon Lines. "ALOHA!" is the first word you have to know when you meet a Matson employee. Aliy and Allen were fortunate meet many of the Matson Board members and executives during an 'Aloha to Alaska' reception this week in Anchorage.

As some people might know, Horizon Lines was a principal sponsor for SP Kennel for many years. Matson has much to learn about Alaska and dog mushing but Aliy and Allen are ready to 'jump aboard' and be a big part of that. Matson has always supported the communities in which they do business in --that is actually a strong part of Matson’s corporate culture. Employees throughout the organization take pride in participating in activities and events that help benefit their respective communities. So, we are delighted to say…

Here is a little more about the Matson Company:
Matson’s transportation offerings span the globe from Shanghai to Savannah and encompass everything from providing a vital lifeline to the economies of Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia and the South Pacific to delivering a wide range of multi-modal services throughout North America. Long recognized as a leader in Pacific shipping, Matson continues to strengthen its ocean transportation services through fleet enhancements, industry leading on-time arrivals and award-winning customer service. As one of the nations' top logistics providers, Matson Logistics extends the reach of the company’s transportation network, offering customers domestic and international rail intermodal service, long haul and regional highway brokerage, supply chain services and LTL transportation services, as well as third-party logistics services that include warehousing, distribution, and international freight forwarding.

Here are details about the Horizon Lines Transition:
"We are doing everything possible to ensure the transition is seamless and smooth for our customers. We are continuing to deploy the same three diesel-powered ships in their regular port rotation. All terminal and gate hours will remain the same. Similarly, all online booking and shipment management systems are remaining in place during this transition period. To access online shipment management tools, interactive vessel schedules and other Alaska service customer service features, please use the following website:


Patricia Lewis said...

Welcome Matson! Thank you for continuing the sponsorship of SP Kennel. Aliy and Allen embody the spirit of aloha. Enjoy the ride.

Anonymous said...

Woof, woof, woof!!!

I see a connection between this being the year for SP Kennel in Iditarod 2016 and the new Horizon Lines' owners!!!

With Dutch and Kodiak on the team SP Kennel is 2/3 the way home!!!

Thanks so much for news, best,


Nessmuk said...

Aloha Matson!! Sounds like a great partnership!! So glad a company like Matson enjoys supporting the community!! We can anticipate many more Dog Racing Fans in Hawaii and Micronesia!