New Lurline for Matson

This week in San Diego, Matson, Inc. received delivery of its newest vessel from General Dynamics NASSCO. Christened Lurline, it is considered the biggest combination container / roll-on / roll-off (con-ro) vessel ever built in the US, the company announced Dec. 26.

The 870-foot-long vessel – Matson’s largest and one of its fastest – will embark on its maiden voyage to Hawaii next month, stopping in Oakland and Long Beach, Calif., on Jan. 9 and Jan. 11 before arriving in Honolulu on Jan. 15.

The Lurline is the first of a pair of “Kanaloa Class” con-ro ships by NASSCO, and the third of four new ships Matson is bringing online between 2018 and 2020.

By Pacific Maritime