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...]

The Numbers Are In: U.S. Maritime Workforce Grows to 650,000, Contributing $154 Billion Annually

The U.S. maritime industry now employees nearly 650,000 Americans with jobs across all 50 states and contributes $154 billion to the nation's economic growth annually, according to new economic and jobs data released by Transportation Institute (TI), a leading maritime association and advocacy group for national maritime policy in the United States.  Following … [Read more...]

Crowley Takes Delivery of Second LNG-Powered ConRo for Puerto Rico Trade

Crowley Maritime Corp. has taken delivery of the second of two combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, Mississippi. The ship, Taíno, will soon join sister ship El Coquí, which was delivered in July, operating on the Jones Act trade between Jacksonville, Florida, and San Juan, … [Read more...]

CATO’s Continued Attempt to Skin the Jones Act

On December 6, 2018, the CATO Institute is hosting a conference, entitled – “The Jones Act: Charting a new Course after a Century of Failure”. This forum aims to discuss the future of the U.S. maritime industry, but the overarching supposition and basis for the entire endeavor is the abject failure of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, commonly known as the Jones … [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...]