Matson Christens Second Aloha-Class Containership at Philly Shipyard

U.S. shipping firm Matson (NYSE: MATX) christened the second of two Aloha Class containerships built for Matson at Philly Shipyard. The new vessel, named 'Kaimana Hila,' is the sister ship to 'Daniel K. Inouye,' which was christened in June and went into service in November of 2018. "Kaimana Hila" is Hawaiian for "Diamond Head," the name of Hawaii's iconic landmark crater … [Read more...]

Largest U.S.-Built Containership Arrives in Hawaii for the First Time

The largest containership ship ever constructed in the United States arrived in Honolulu for the first time this week as part of its regular service connecting the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. The ship, named Daniel K. Inouye in honor of Hawaii's late senior U.S. Senator, is owned and operated by Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX), the leading U.S. carriers in the Pacific. It is the … [Read more...]

Hurricane Lane Approaching Hawaiian Islands as Category 4 Hurricane

By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Hurricane Lane churned toward Hawaii on Thursday, dumping torrential rain on the Big Island and threatening storm surges and dangerous waves, as schools, government offices and businesses closed and residents stocked up on supplies. Packing sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour (215 km per hour), Lane could dump 10 to 20 … [Read more...]

Major Hurricane Lane Barrels Toward Hawaii

By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Hawaii residents already reeling from months of explosive eruptions from Kilauea volcano braced on Wednesday for Hurricane Lane, which was bearing down on the U.S. island chain with high winds and lashing rains and the potential to trigger flooding and landslides. Though the hurricane weakened slightly as it spun across the … [Read more...]

Hawaii Lava Tours Face New Limits After ‘Lava Bomb’ Incident

By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU, July 17 (Reuters) - Hawaii lava tour boats faced tighter restrictions on Tuesday after 23 passengers were injured by a volcanic explosion, as authorities investigated whether a vessel hit by "lava bombs" went too close to molten rock oozing into the Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard now requires boat captains to stay at least 300 meters (yards) from lava … [Read more...]