New shipping route connects US with Fiji, Tonga and Samoa

A new shipping route from the United States West Coast and Hawaii to Fiji, Samoa and Tonga has been launched in the South Pacific last week.

MV Islander arrived in Nuku’alofa this week after its maiden arrival in Western Samoa on Friday confirming a link that connects the three islands with the States in only 28 days.

The vessel, which owned by Matson, will leave Tonga to Fiji then back to Honolulu.

It was believed the new direct service was the first in the South Pacific.

Matson’s transportation offerings was “recognized as a leader in Pacific shipping” as “it continues to strengthen its ocean transportation services through fleet enhancements, industry leading on-time arrivals and award-winning customer service”.


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