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Thursday, November 1, 2018 

The Philly Shipyard has delivered the first of two 3,600TEU Aloha Class containerships it is building for Matson Navigation Company. It is the largest Jones Act containership every built in the United States.

The Daniel K. Inouye, the 29th vessel built at Philly Shipyard in the company’s 20 year history, has a length of 850ft and features dual fuel engines for use with liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel.

“It is an honour to deliver this vessel today to our returning customer Matson, and leave our mark on the industry with the largest containership built in the U.S,” said Steinar Nerbovik, Philly Shipyard’s President and CEO. “We are grateful for Matson’s confidence in our talented men and women who brought the vessel to life, and are proud to satisfy the needs of our customer with another quality vessel.”

The shipyard is in the process of building the second 3,600TEU Aloha Class containership for Matson with a planned delivery in Q1 2019.

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