"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 attempts to scuttle MSP for APL’s Guam run

In an effort to maintain its U.S.-flag monopoly in the Guam trade, Matson is attempting to make legislative changes to the Maritime Security Program (MSP) to force American President Lines out of that service.