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Reported by Star-Bulletin staff & wire

Wednesday, August 1, 2001

Matson Web site offers booking update feature

Customers shipping freight aboard Matson Navigation Co. ships can update their bookings up until the time the ship departs, thanks to an added feature in Matson's customer service at its Web site,

Through a password-secured system, customers can update key information, such as voyage number, the number of containers and the consignee. Cus- tomers' containers that have been received by Matson are displayed on-screen and the customer can alter information about a single container or all of them at once. There is also a way to connect with Matson for personal assistance by phone.

Aloha Air rates 2nd in U.S. in on-time performance

Aloha Airlines ranked second in the nation for on-time performance in May, with 79 percent of its flights arriving within 15 minutes of the scheduled time, according to a federal report issued today. The winner in May was Southwest Airlines, with 81.7 percent of its flights arriving on time. Of the 12 airlines reporting their performance to the Department of Transportation, Aloha is the only one to do so voluntarily. In the nine months it has reported, Aloha was in first place seven times and in second place twice.

[Taking Notice]


>> Josephine Kaneshiro has been named senior account executive at Matson Logistics Solutions. She will be responsible for the development and support of the new freight service's customer base. Kaneshiro, who has more than 30 years of experience as an account executive in the air freight transportation industry, joins Matson after serving as senior account executive at Bax Global.

>> Jeanean Yanish has been named handbook specialist in the Workforce Services Division of ALTRES Global Business Services. She will be responsible for the production of site-specific employee handbooks for ALTRES clients. Yanish previously served as a communications assistant at the Blood Bank of Hawaii.


>> Geoffrey W. Graf has been named general manager at Outrigger Reef on the Beach. He had previously served as assistant general manager at the hotel. Graf, a 20-year veteran of the hospitality industry, joined Outrigger in 1997. He has managed Outrigger properties on Maui, Kauai and Oahu.

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