Pacific Maritime Magazine - Marine Business for the Operations Sector

Matson Places Latest Lurline in Service


February 1, 2020

Matson's new 59,522-gt Lurline has been equipped with a garage aft that provides four decks for 800 autos, two decks for trailers and is served by a stern quarter ramp. Photo courtesy of Matson.

Honolulu-based Matson has placed its new 870-foot by 114-foot con/ro ship Lurline in service following the ship's completion by the NASSCO yard at San Diego. Now the largest vessel in the Matson fleet, the Kanaloa-class ship features a fuel-efficient hull design, double hull fuel tanks, a fresh water ballast system and a MAN B&W 6G90ME-C10.5-Gl LNG-capable main engine as well as four LNG-capable auxiliary engines.

To be followed by sister ship Matsonia later this year, the twin vessels are part of Matson's fleet renewal project that will allow it to serve the West Coast-Hawaii trade with just nine ships, including two full-container ships delivered by Pennsylvania's Philly Shipyard in 2018 and 2019


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