Matson christens first Kanaloa-class Con-Ro

Matson held a naming ceremony for the first unit of a planned two Kanaloa-class Con-Ro vessels at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego on Saturday, June 15.

Named Lurline, the 870- by 114-foot (265- by 34-metre), 3,500TEU vessel will be the largest Con-Ro ever built in the United States.

The vessel will have a speed of 23 knots and an enclosed garage with room for approximately 500 vehicles plus space for rolling stock and breakbulk cargo.

Lurline and sister ship Matsonia are scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019 and in the fourth quarter of 2020, respectively.

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