About the Council


Matt Cox

Matt Cox

Chairman & CEO
Matson, Inc.

Matt Cox was appointed Chairman of the Board of Matson, Inc. on April 27, 2017. Having served as president and chief executive officer since 2012, he had been president since 2008.Cox is responsible for overseeing the entire Matson organization, which includes Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (ocean transportation), Matson Logistics, Inc. (logistics) and Matson Terminals, Inc. (terminal operations in Hawaii). He has served on the board of directors of Matson, Inc. since 2012.

Cox joined Matson in 2001 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. In 2005, he became executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Prior to Matson, Cox had 15 years of experience in the transportation industry, 12 of which were spent at American President Lines, Ltd. (APL) serving in senior financial and operational positions  including vice president, refrigerated container market and managing director, Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent Region in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. From 1999 to 2001, he held executive posts at Distribution Dynamics, Inc., a California based provider of outsourced logistics, inventory management and integrated information systems, and left as executive vice president and chief operating officer to join Matson.

Cox serves on the board of First Hawaiian Bank and is a member of the Hawaii Business Roundtable and the Shidler College of Business Advisory Council at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

A CPA, Cox has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of California, Berkeley and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

Matson, Inc. is a U.S. owned and operated transportation services company headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. The company is listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “MATX.”

A leader in Pacific shipping since 1882, subsidiary Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (Matson) provides a vital lifeline to the economies of Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia and the South Pacific and premium, expedited service from China to Southern California. The company’s fleet of vessels includes containerships, combination container and roll-on/roll-off ships and custom-designed barges. The company also provides container and chassis leasing services.

Established in 1921, Matson subsidiary Matson Terminals, Inc. provides container maintenance, stevedoring and other terminal services supporting Matson’s ocean shipping operations in Hawaii and Alaska. Matson also has a 35 percent ownership in SSA Terminals, LLC, a joint venture with a subsidiary of Carrix, Inc., which provides terminal and stevedoring services to various carriers at eight terminal facilities on the U.S. West Coast and to Matson at three of those facilities (Long Beach, Oakland, Tacoma).

Matson subsidiary Matson Logistics, Inc., established in 1987, extends the company’s transportation network reach, offering customers throughout North America domestic and international rail intermodal service, long haul and regional highway brokerage, supply chain services and less-than-truck-load (LTL) transportation services. Matson Logistics also has third-party logistics services including warehousing, distribution, less-than-container-load (LCL) consolidation and international freight forwarding.