"Entering our third century of continuous operation, the mission remains unchanged: to maintain and develop skill in seamanship, to effect a change in maritime law towards the development of the American Merchant Marine, to assist the seamen of other countries towards the establishment of the Brotherhood of the Sea."

Matson plays corporate shell game in purchase of Horizon Lines’ Alaska trade route

Matson stated that since the transaction was a "merger" the company would honor Horizon’s existing collective bargaining agreements.