Largest Container Ship Built in US Arrives in Hawaii



  • Largest container ship built in the U.S unveiled at Honolulu Harbor
  • The vessel is the first of the series of four vessels built for Matson for $1 billion
  • The container ships are built using green ship technology features


On November 28, the Honolulu Harbor welcomed the largest container ship built in the United States.

Vessel Specs

The vessel ‘Daniel K. Inouye’ has been named in honour of Hawaii’s late senior U.S. senator and is first in the series of four new ships being built for Matson that will be introduced in Hawaii over the next two years. The ships are part of a nearly $1 billion investment by Matson, which also includes a terminal expansion and modernization project at its Sand Island facility.

The container vessel weighs over 51,000 metric tons and can reach speeds of up to 23 knots.

Green ship technology

The vessels are built using green ship technology features which comprises of a fuel efficient hull design, dual fuel engines that can be adapted to use liquefied natural gas, environmentally safe double hull fuel tanks, and freshwater ballast systems.

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