Matson Navigation Gets Second Benkert USCG Award

Press Release
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Matson Navigation Company honored with the U.S. Coast Guard's 2012 Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Award for Excellence

 

The Benkert Award was created to recognize outstanding achievements in marine environmental protection that go beyond mere compliance with industrial and regulatory standards. Matson first received this biennial award in 2006.

 

"As a company that has a long history of serving some of the most pristine environments in the world – including Hawaii, Guam and California --  Matson has quite naturally evolved into a carrier focused on setting a high bar when it comes to environmental stewardship," said Matt Cox, president, Matson. 

 

"For example, Matson is the only carrier in the world to have a zero discharge policy – this means that nothing is discharged into the ocean, with the exception of food scraps. 

 

Our philosophical approach to environmental and most other regulatory issues is to meet or exceed federal, state and local legislative and regulatory requirements.  We also believe that where existing laws and regulations do not provide adequate controls to ensure the protection of the environment, we establish and adhere to our own more stringent standards."

 

Besides the prestige associated with the Benkert Award, the award application process offers a venue for the creative exchange of ideas and innovations, and heightens awareness, underscoring the innovation required to achieve environmental excellence.
 

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