23 Jun 2016

New shipping link launched between Hawai'i and Samoas

2:03 pm on 23 June 2016

Matson Shipping will soon provide a direct shipping link between Hawai'i and the two Samoas.

At present there's no direct link from Hawaii to American Samoa and goods have to be sent via the US mainland.

Matson will officially announce the service from Hawaii to Samoa and on to American Samoa at a reception featuring former All Black rugby great Michael Jones, who is promoting the move.

OAKLAND - OCTOBER 12: Matson shipping boat is unloaded by cranes in Oakland Harbor. The fourth busiest container port in the country, it's a major economic engine in the San Francisco Bay Area.

OAKLAND - OCTOBER 12: Matson shipping boat is unloaded by cranes in Oakland Harbor. The fourth busiest container port in the country, it's a major economic engine in the San Francisco Bay Area. Photo: Copyright: ericbvd / 123RF Stock Photo

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