Matson christens containership at Philly Shipyard

Matson christened a newly delivered containership in a ceremony at the Philly Shipyard on Saturday, June 30.

The new vessel is the first of two new ships being built for the Honolulu-based Matson by Philly Shipyard at a total cost of approximately US$418 million for the pair.

It is the first of four new vessels that Matson will put into its Hawaii service during the next two years.

Weighing in at over 51,400 tonnes, the 260-metre long and 3,600TEU capacity Daniel K Inouye travels at a top speed of 24 knots. 

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