Matson Temporary Suspension of Livestock Shipping
Below is a copy of Matson's notice to customers
March 20, 2020
Subject: Temporary Suspension of Livestock Shipments
Dear Matson Customer, Please be advised that, effective immediately, Matson is implementing a temporary pause in livestock shipments in order to reduce risk of virus exposure to our vessel crews. Animal welfare is dependent on stock tenders who must accompany livestock each voyage. Because both stock tenders and Matson are adhering to recommendations regarding social distancing and travel limits, Matson is unable to accommodate stock tender assignments at this time. Vessel crew safety, minimizing risk of exposure or the transmission of COVID-19, and continuous Hawaii service are Matson’s current priorities. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this brief hiatus of livestock shipments. If you have any questions, please contact your local Matson representative.
Thank you for shipping with Matson.