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MATSON’S LURLINE MAKES MAIDEN PORT CALL IN HAWAII

January 22nd 2020

Matson’s new con/ro LURLINE made her maiden port call in Honolulu on Friday.

Aboard the vessel at the time were MM&P licensed deck officers Captain Paul T. Schulman, Captain John H. Bloomingdale, Chief Mate Matthew F. Merrill, Second Mate Todd M. Mara and Third Mate Bert D. Burris.

LURLINE is fast, with a top speed of 23 knots. The high speed will give shippers increased predictability.

With LURLINE and her soon-to-be-delivered sister ship on a 14-day rotation, customers can count on having a Matson vessel at the pier on the same day every week.

Both new Kanaloa-class vessels have an enclosed garage with room for about 500 vehicles, plus additional space for breakbulk and 3,500 TEU in container capacity.

The two are the largest con/ro’s ever built in the United States.

They have double-hull fuel tanks, freshwater ballast systems and the first Tier 3 dual-fuel engines for a West Coast container ship.