Matson Temporary Suspension of Livestock Shipping 

*Matson has resumed shipping livestock with additional protocols for stock tenders*

HCC is working with appropriate state agencies and companies to ensure the beef supply chain remains in tact during this time of uncertainty. Today, Matson made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend livestock shipments as a precaution against COVID19. This decision is to protect the health of their crew so that Matson can continue to transport goods to the islands. During this suspension, Matson will develop the appropriate protocols to once again allow stocktenders onto the ship without compromising the health of the crew so that they can resume livestock shipments. The target date to resume shipments is April 27, 2020. HCC will work to ensure livestock shipping resumes and is looking at multiple avenues.