Philly Shipyard Begins Work on First Government Contract

U.S. shipbuilder Philly Shipyard has started work on its first government contract, kicking off short-term repair work on the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration vessel SS Antares. The The SS Antares is an Algol-class vehicle cargo ship owned by MARAD and managed by TOTE Services, LLC. The ship is in the yard to undergo routine repair and maintenance … [Read more...]

Shipbuilding and Repair Work Dries Up at Philly Shipyard

All shipbuilding and repair work has completely dried up at Philly Shipyard following the delivery of the second of two container ships for Matson back in March as the shipbuilder eagerly tries to secure more orders from commercial and government customers.  Philly Shipyard, the leading Jones Act shipbuilder on the U.S. east coast, reported this week that its operating … [Read more...]

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 Christened at Philly Shipyard

U.S. shipping Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX) and Philly Shipyard christened the largest containership ever built in the United States in a ceremony at the Philly Shipyard on Saturday.  The new vessel is named ‘Daniel K. Inouye’ in honor of Hawaii’s late senior U.S. Senator, who was a longstanding supporter of the U.S. maritime industry and its important role in … [Read more...]

TOTE’s Plan for New Hawaii Shipping Service Put on Indefinite Hold; Construction Suspended on Four Newbuilds at Philly Shipyard

U.S. shipping company TOTE is putting plans for a new Jones Act service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii on hold due to complications in securing terminal space Honolulu. As a result, TOTE says it will not move forward with its Letter of Intent with Philly Shipyard, which called for the construction of up to four containerships custom-built for the Hawaii trade. In an … [Read more...]