Nauru Signs Delivery Agreement With Matson

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Matson ‘guarantees’ one shipment a month for one year

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Feb. 7, 2013) – Nauru and the U.S.-based shipping operator, Matson, have signed a 12-month licensing agreement.

Matson takes over the service from Auckland-based Reef Shipping after it went into receivership late last year.

Nauru’s President, Sprent Dabwido, says the agreement guarantees a shipment each month.

Matson’s Senior Vice President for the Pacific, Vic Angoco, says acquiring Reef’s assets has made it a little easier for the company to move into new island markets.

A former All Black great, Michael Jones, who had held a senior opposition at Reef, is now Matson’s Strategic Development Manager.

He says the most effective way to stabilize shipping services is to enter into a licensing agreement.

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