Matson And GD NASSCO Christen Largest ConRo Ship Built In US ‘Lurline’
Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, and General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard christened the largest combination container/roll-on, roll-off (“con-ro”) ship ever built in the United States in a ceremony at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA on Saturday, June 15. The new vessel is named ‘Lurline,’ an iconic name in Matson’s long history, dating to the construction of Captain William Matson’s first ship of that name in 1887. Four more ships were given the name in subsequent years; this vessel will be the sixth. The new Lurline is the first of two new ships being built for Honolulu-based Matson by NASSCO at a total cost of approximately $500 million for the pair, and the third of four new vessels that Matson will put into service during 2018, 2019 and 2020. Named in honor of the ocean deity revered in the native Hawaiian culture, Matson’s two “Kanaloa Class” vessels under construction at the NASSCO shipyard are being built on a 3,500 TEU* vessel platform.
Cyber attack leaves San Diego systems down
A cybersecurity attack at the Port of San Diego has disrupted IT systems and resulted in limited functionality. In a statement on 26 September, CEO Randa Coniglio said the port first received reports of the disruption on Tuesday 25 September and is now working to minimise disruption. He stated there may be “temporary impacts on service to the public”, particularly “in the areas of park permits, public records requests, and business services” but did not provide details of any impact on scheduling and cargo. Mr Coniglio said: "The Port of San Diego has experienced a serious cybersecurity incident that has disrupted the agency's information technology systems.” http://www.portstrategy.com/news101/world/americas/cyber-attack-leaves-san-diego-systems-down
Matson’s second Kanaloa Class containership begins construction in San Diego
Construction of the Matsonia began with a ceremonial first cut of steel at NASSCO’s San Diego shipyard, where the first ship in the two-ship series, Lurline, is 15 percent complete, the company said in a statement. Both ships will transport containers, automobiles and rolling stock between the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii. The ship’s design incorporates liquefied natural gas-capable main and auxiliary engines, which are compliant with Tier III emission requirements. The new vessels will also be able accommodate the future installation of a LNG fuel gas system on the 870-foot-long, 3,500 TEU platform combination container and roll-on/roll-off ships that allow rolling vehicles to be loaded using ramps instead of cranes.Upload News