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Philly Shipyard Delivers First New Jones Act Boxship for Matson

The Maritime Executive – 31 October 2018

Philly Shipyard has formally delivered the boxship Daniel K. Inouye, the first of two Panamax container ships for Matson’s Hawaii trade. The Inouye, named after the late senator from Hawaii, is Philly Shipyard’s 29th hull in 20 years of operation. She is the largest container ship ever built in the United States, with 3,600 TEU of capacity. The Inouye has dual fuel engines, which can be adapted in the future to use liquefied natural gas (LNG).