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A Guide to Matson Service for CLX, CLX+, CCX

Views: 29     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2022-07-18      Origin: Site

We believe that many sellers will mention Matson when FBA Shipping. So in today's article, we comprehensively and objectively analyze the situation of Matson, so that sellers can understand why they choose Matson when choosing services.


As the shipping company with the fastest shipping time from China to USA, Matson has many labels. Among them, the most praised "differentiation" and "focus" in the industry make Matson Shipping unique among many shipping companies. In the case of supply chain congestion, many Chinese exporters and U.S. importers prefer Matson with fast and stable aging. In the eyes of shippers, stability is money, and time is money.


In this guide to Matson service for CLX, CLX+, CCX by 4 parts:

· Superior Strength CLX

· Rookie CCX

· Slightly inferior CLX+

· Four Advantages of Matson




Superior Strength CLX

As we all know, because CLX can guarantee the stability of the ETD of the departure port and the ETA of the destination port, the probability of time delay is very small, so there are many freight forwarding companies in the market that will use CLX for time compensation, so where is CLX stable?


MATSON CLX


The ships operating CLX have a round-trip cycle of 35 days, and 5 ships have a fixed rotation (marked in red). The route can be divided into two sections. We will go to Long Beach after receiving the goods in Shanghai on Wednesday; the other section is domestic transportation in the United States: Long Beach → Honolulu → Guam.


For example, Matson's "Kaimana Hila" departed from Ningbo to Guam on May 2, returned from Guam after completing the voyage on June 1, and arrived in Ningbo again on June 6, from May 2 to June 6 This cycle is 35 days.


Generally, it takes 11 days from Shanghai to Long Beach Port, and 13 days from Ningbo to Long Beach Port. In the domestic transportation section of the United States, the goods in Hawaii and Guam can be received in the United States and returned to China, thus ensuring full load in both directions. This cost advantage enables Matson to sail at high speed even in times of high oil prices, ensuring punctual arrivals.


CLX docks at its own dedicated dock SSA-C60 in Long Beach. Matson owns a 35% stake in the terminal company SSA Terminals. SSA Terminals provides loading and unloading services to various shipping companies at 8 terminals in the west of the United States, of which 3 terminals in Long Beach, Oakland and Tacoma are dedicated to providing services for Matson.


Matson CLX DOCK


CLX also has an advantage in its terminal yard operated by Shippers Transport Express (STE), a motor carrier affiliated with SSA Marine that provides container shuttle services at West Coast ports.


Containers unloaded from the ship are delivered to Matson's out-of-port yard 3.5 miles from the terminal by Matson's dedicated trailer fleet, ensuring customers can pick up the container the morning after the ship arrives, so the unique out-of-port pickup service can Free up port space and significantly speed up truck turnaround times, with fast pick-up for same-day delivery to Los Angeles.


At the same time, Matson is equipped with sufficient self-owned chassis at the terminal, and there is no need to make an appointment to pick up the container, which provides an excellent guarantee for the rapid transfer of the container to the off-site when the trailer enters the port. Terminal C truck drivers have the shortest time in the industry to pick up containers in and out of the yard outside the port, with an average of about 20 minutes.



Rookie CCX

CCX is a new service opened by Matson in 2021. The difference between CCX and CLX is that CCX needs to be linked to Oakland Port (CCX-OAK) first and then Long Beach Port (CCX-LB). We are divided into CCX-OAK and CCX-LB below. 


Matson CCX


There are 3 ships operating CCX, and the total container volume is relatively average, around 3500 TEU.


CCX-OAK Shanghai to Auckland Port 12 days, Ningbo to Auckland Port 14 days, the arrival time is 1-2 days longer than CLX. Although CCX-OAK was "born" later than CLX, its strength can compete with CLX.


The Oakland Port terminal where CCX-OAK calls is Matson's dedicated terminal SSA-B63. It has the same fast out-of-port pickup service as CLX in Oakland Port. The container is ready to be picked up the next day after the ship arrives at the port. The pick-up location is located 0.5 miles from the terminal in an off-port yard, which is also operated by STE.


Matson CCX Dock


The pick-up service of CLX and CCX does not require drivers to make an appointment to enter the terminal and wait, and does not need to spend time and money to find a trailer. On the other hand, the container has been placed on the frame, and it is convenient and fast to pick up the cabinet and send it to the warehouse. The core advantage of this route.


CCX-OAK usually calls at the Port of Oakland on Tuesday. Like CLX, it can basically be picked up in the same week. It is also very fast to bring goods back to Los Angeles from Oakland, and it only takes half a day. In addition, the price of CCX-OAK on the market is average It is 1-2 yuan cheaper than CLX, and the king of cost performance is CCX-OAK! The stable aging also makes many freight forwarding companies take CCX-OAK for aging compensation.


Many sellers who have requirements on timeliness will prefer CLX. The excellent timeliness of CLX has been well known by many sellers. However, if there is a shortage of CLX space, or if you think that the timeliness is only 1-2 days away, then CCX-OAK is really good. is a good choice! But CCX is not like CLX has sailing every week, usually 5 boats every 7 weeks.


Next, let’s talk about CCX-LB. Generally, CCX arrives at Long Beach on Friday (marked in green) 3 days after calling in Auckland. Although the pier where CCX-LB unloads the ship at Long Beach is also the dedicated C pier of Mason, after unloading, sometimes It will be impossible to extract on weekends, and can only wait until the second week, resulting in the overall aging of CCX-LB about 4-5 days later than CCX-OAK.



Slightly inferior CLX+

CLX+'s service at the port of departure is not bad, and the sailing speed is similar to the other two routes. However, since the Long Beach A pier that CLX+ calls at is not Matson's dedicated pier, but a pier shared with others, during times of congestion, this route will wait for berthing, and sometimes the waiting time for berthing will take 7 days or more. Although CLX+ sea freight is cheaper than CCX, considering the negative factor of congestion, the cost performance is not as good as CCX.


MATSON CLX


In the case of a blocked port, CLX+ cannot make the container ready to be picked up the next day after it arrives at the port, which is in sharp contrast with CLX and CCX. Same day delivery to Los Angeles.


The ships operating CLX+ are relatively large ships, with a total container volume of around 2800-4500 TEU. It is worth noting here that these ships are Charter Vesse), while the ships operating CLX and CCX are Matson's own ships; On the one hand, CLX and CCX have their own or Matson shares in the port of destination wharf, yard and frame, etc. Can it be seen here that Matson prefers CLX and CCX? Therefore, the timeliness of these two routes is naturally slightly better than that of CLX+.


Because the total container volume of ships operating CCX and CLX+ is relatively large compared to CLX, sometimes the supply and demand of space on these three routes will be unbalanced, which also keeps the price of CLX high.


Finally, let's talk about the price difference between Matson's 3 services. In fact, the contract price of their entire container is similar, only a few hundred dollars. After the cabin reaches the secondary market, the CLX freight rate begins to rise, and the price of CLX+ is about the same as the contract price. Flat, resulting in a price difference of about 2-3 yuan per kilogram of CLX and CLX+. Therefore, under the circumstance that the port will not be blocked, the most cost-effective one becomes CLX+, which is cheap, and the berthing and container delivery time will not be delayed due to supply chain congestion.


Matson's revenue last year jumped 60% from the previous year to $3.13 billion, with net income rising to $927 million from $193 million the year before. Due to Matson's limited space and supply chain congestion still being a major issue on trans-Pacific trade routes, Matson's strategy this year continues to lean towards the spot market, despite high contract prices with other shipping companies and customers in the market. Worrying that there is no market for the seat.



Four Advantages of Matson

☑ The sea voyage is precisely controlled to arrive in 11 days, because the fuel consumption power of the ship and the docks docked in the process of driving are designed and have formed a solidified mode.


☑ After arriving at the destination port, the biggest advantage is the independent wharf and the independent storage yard. Although it may not be so large, it may not necessarily require a deep-water port berth, but it avoids the occurrence of congestion.


☑ Since Matson arrived in Los Angeles, the ship will be loaded on the ship to continue to Hawaii immediately after unloading, and this is a domestic transportation, so the terminal will arrange enough manpower to allow Matson's ship to complete the unloading within the fastest speed after arriving at the port. The process of ship and loading.


☑ The front and frame are separated in the United States, and Matson can ensure that each frame is matched with the box and waiting for the front to pull.


At such a refined level of operation, every detail should be responsible for the final result. Therefore, the above is also an important reason for Matson's aging guarantee.


Those who need a planned shipment plan can log in to the Matson Shipping Schedule: https://www.matson.com.cn/pdf/sched/sha_and_ngb.pdf, the website will update the shipping schedule every month, except for CLX+, CLX , CCX shipping schedule has a relatively high punctuality rate. We can use the shipping schedule to push forward the preparation time and cargo warehousing time to optimize the supply chain operation.


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