Matson’s Hawaii ship renewal is complete as Matsonia, its second “Kanaloa Class” vessel, was delivered by General Dynamics/NASSCO Shipyard in San Diego, Calif. Matson’s Kanaloa Class vessels are the largest combination container / roll-on, roll-off (“con-ro”) ships ever built in the United States.
Built in 1980, by the Orange Shipbuilding Company Incorporated of Orange Shipbuilding Orange, Texas (hull #220) as the Maoi for Matson Services Incorporated of Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2005, the tug was acquired by the Hawaiian Tug and Barge Company of Honolulu, Hawaii. A division of the Young Brothers Company of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dec 31, 2000 · Matson Terminals owns and operates seven cranes at the terminal, which handled 402,500 containers in 2000 (compared with 373,048 in 1999), and can accommodate three vessels at one time. Matson Terminals' lease with the State of Hawaii runs through September 2016.