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First Kanaloa Class Vessel, Lurline

Audience watches Lurline launch and christening at NASSCO San DiegoMatson is pleased to welcome Lurline, its first “Kanaloa Class” vessel, to the fleet. Matson’s Kanaloa Class vessels will be the largest combination container / roll-on, roll-off (“con-ro”) ships ever built in the United States. Lurline was christened at General Dynamics/NASSCO Shipyard in San Diego, Calif. on June 15, 2019.

The Kanaloa Class vessels with be the third and fourth of Matson’s new state-of-the-art ships entering service in 2019 and 2020. Both will have an enclosed garage with room for approximately 500 vehicles, plus ample space for rolling stock and breakbulk cargo. Equipped with the latest in green technology, Lurline features a fuel efficient hull design, environmentally safe double hull fuel tanks, fresh water ballast systems and the first Tier 3 dual fuel engines to be deployed in containerships serving West Coast ports. All of Matson’s new vessels are part of a larger $1 billion investment in modernizing Matson’s Hawaii service. Learn more about Lurline and Matson’s other commitments to its Hawaii service.  Hawaii investments»

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For more than 135 years, American owned and operated Matson has specialized in market-leading ocean transportation spanning the Pacific.  Today, we provide a vital lifeline to the economies of Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia and the South Pacific as well as delivering a wide range of multimodal services throughout North America.

As a committed leader in Pacific shipping, Matson continues to strengthen its value to customers through network growth, fleet enhancements, industry leading on-time arrivals and award-winning customer service.

Subsidiary Matson Logistics extends the company’s network reach, offering customers domestic and international rail intermodal service, long haul and regional highway brokerage, supply chain services and less-than-truck-load (LTL) transportation services, as well as third-party logistics services that include warehousing, distribution, less-than-container-load (LCL) consolidation and international freight forwarding. More about us »