Matson adding ro/ro capacity to containership
Matson Navigation Co. Inc. has signed a $17 million contract with Atlantic Marine Alabama, to convert its containership “Mokihana,” to a combination roll-on/roll-off and container vessel.
Matson said conversion of the ship will increase its ro/ro capacity by 35 percent.
Modification work on the 2,800-TEU containership will begin April 2007, with delivery scheduled for June 2007.
The conversion will allow Matson to provide “auto customers with the two features they prefer: frequency of service and ro/ro capacity,” said Dave Hoppes, senior vice president, ocean services.