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Matson, U.S. shipyard mark ‘Aloha Class’ milestone for Hawaii fleet

Excerpts from Marine Link:

Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI) and Matson, a U.S. carrier in the Pacific, have marked a milestone in the construction of the first of two new “Aloha Class” containerships to be delivered to Matson in the third quarter of 2018 and first quarter of 2019, respectively. Designed specifically for Hawaii service, they will be the largest containerships ever built in the U.S.

“This first Aloha Class ship, named in honor of Hawaii’s former senior senator and longtime champion of the U.S. maritime industry Daniel K. Inouye, will be the biggest containership ever built in the U.S. We
are excited that this milestone in its construction means Matson will be able to put this new ship into service a little over a year from now,” said Matson President Ron Forest.

The 850-foot long, 3,600 TEU* Aloha Class vessels will be Matson’s largest ships.

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