Matson Navigation Company is one of the leading U.S.-flag carriers operating in the Pacific, with a longstanding reputation for quality service in the transportation industry. Founded in 1882 and incorporated in 1901, Matson is the principal carrier of containerized freight and automobiles between the West Coast and Hawaii, Guam and Mid-Pacific, and is the largest subsidiary of Honolulu-based Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. In 2006, Matson introduced a new weekly service from Ningbo and Shanghai to Long Beach, California. In its 122-year history, Matson has been involved in the development of tourism in Hawaii through its luxury liners and Waikiki hotels, wartime duty during World War II and the introduction of containerization in the Pacific. The company is headquartered in Oakland and also has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Guam, Hilo (Hawaii), Honolulu, Kahului (Maui), Long Beach, Nawiliwili (Kauai), Ningbo, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.