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MATSON’S DANIEL K. INOUYE ARRIVES IN HAWAII

December 5th 2018

The Matson ship, named in honor of Hawaii’s senior U.S. senator, was on its maiden voyage as part of the company’s regular service connecting the U.S. mainland and Hawaii.

MM&P officers, who crew all Matson’s vessels, were at the helm of the new ship.

The DANIEL K. INOUYE is the first of four new vessels ordered by Matson for its Jones Act Hawaii service.

Weighing in at over 51,400 metric tons, the 850-foot long, 3,600 TEU vessel is also Matson’s fastest ship, with a top speed in excess of 23 knots.

Matson says the DANIEL K. INOUYE marks the beginning of a nearly $1 billion investment by the company in its Hawaii service over the next few years.

The four new ships will complete a renewal of its Hawaii fleet, and will be accompanied by a terminal expansion and modernization project at its Sand Island facility in Honolulu.