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Alexander & Baldwin's Management Host Matson Sell-Side Analyst Day (Transcript)

On the Ocean Transportation side, we have built over the last six years an absolutely fantastic, unmatchable China service from three ports in Central China in the Long beach. We also having been through the current market cycle in Hawaii are poised to grow faster than the overall economy in Hawaii as it recovers primarily by leveraging the construction segment when it returns. We also from are a significant player into Guam. Guam is an important location for the US military, given the US government, the US military's realignment of its forces into the Pacific and we think we are well placed and want to leverage that move when it occurs.

And then lastly I mentioned this a moment ago, we are always looking for ways in which we can add new or expand our service offerings in compatible geographic locations. On the Logistics side and Rusty will go into more detail about this. At this point we are looking for organic expansion of our truck brokerage and warehousing business. We are looking at piloting this year, but hope to expand our own 53 foot Big Box program on the US Rail Network. We are in the process of building a China freight forwarding and China origin consolidation business which Dave will speak to and on the logistics side, we are looking at a disciplined M&A. What do we mean by that, we are looking for ways in which we can grow this business and we are not actually now looking to pay top dollar for overpriced logistics businesses that place themselves for sale as it is prevalent in some corporate strategies. We find those strategies to be very difficult to hang on to the realized value in the long run for maintaining acquisition awareness when we find a well-priced property we would consider acquiring it but we think organic growth is a key strategy for us at this point.

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