Matson welcomes containership Kaimana Hila

Matson welcomed the inaugural arrival of its newest Aloha Class containership Kaimana Hila at a dockside event at the Port Authority of Guam on Tuesday.

Kaimana Hila will serve Guam as a part of Matson’s weekly scheduled service, delivering cargo from the West Coast of the U.S. mainland and Hawaii.

Christened in March of this year, Kaimana Hila is the second of two state-of-the-art Aloha Class containerships built for Matson by Philly Shipyard at a total investment of approximately $418 million for the pair.

Matson also recently christened Lurline, the first of two new Kanaloa Class combination container / roll-on, roll-off (“conro”) vessels, which will be placed into Hawaii service later this year. The fourth new ship, Matsonia, will be delivered next year.