The second vessel in the Matson Aloha Class, a sister vessel to Daniel K. Inouye, was recently christened as Kaimana Hila at Philly Shipyard Inc. by United States Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. This new ship will soon join its sister in the US West Coast to Hawaii trade. The Aloha Class ships are the largest containerships ever built in the USA and incorporate a number of “green ship technology” features while providing a quick and efficient service for Matson’s customers.
Herbert Engineering Corp. has been engaged with Matson in an engineering support role since concept development for the Aloha Class began. We are proud to have helped with contract and detailed design review, specialized engineering analysis, and evaluation of design features. HEC also hosted the site supervision/inspection services through the entire construction process at Philly Shipyard Inc.