First Aloha-Class Ship Delivered To Matson
Work Boat – Kirk Moore – 1 November 2018
The Daniel K. Inouye, the first of four new dual-fuel container ships for the U.S. Pacific Jones Act trade, was delivered Wednesday to Honolulu-based Matson Inc. Christened June 30 at Philly Shipyard in Philadelphia, the 854’, 50,794-dwt vessel has a capacity of 3,600 TEUs and 408 reefer slots. It is the first of the Aloha class of diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled ships, to be followed by another and then two of the 870’ Kanaloa class, with similar container capacity plus roll-on/roll-off for up to 800 vehicles, by 2020. The first two Aloha-class ships cost around $418 million, according to Matson.