U.S.-based Matson has launched its expanded China to Long Beach Express service, with the first departures from Hong Kong and Yantian and a new second weekly call at Shanghai.
The new weekly service allows Matson to extend its geographic reach to the South China region, including Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. With the second string of vessels, Matson will now offer twice weekly service from Shanghai and weekly service from Hong Kong, Yantian, Xiamen and Ningbo to Long Beach.
The expanded service also features a new direct westbound service to China that links Southern California and the U.S. interior to Hong Kong, Shanghai and the Pearl River Delta.
Matson provides ocean transportation services to Hawaii, Guam, China and Micronesia, as well as logistics services through its subsidiary, Matson Integrated Logistics.