Matson has signed a $1bn contract with Philly Shipyard to construct three new 3,600 TEU Aloha Class containerships which can characteristic twin gas engines that may run on standard marine gas or liquefied pure fuel (LNG).
Different energy-saving options embody a ‘fuel-efficient hull design, environmentally protected double hull gas tanks and freshwater ballast programs’. The deal was signed by subsidiary Matson Navigation Firm, a number one US service within the Pacific.
Whereas the two Aloha Class ships beforehand constructed for Matson by Philly Shipyard require some modification to function with LNG, the brand new ships can be delivered LNG-ready.
Matson claims the 854-foot Aloha Class vessels are the biggest containerships ever constructed within the US and designed to function at speeds in extra of 23 knots.
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