US owner Matson Navigation is set to convert one of its modern container vessels to LNG propulsion in China next year.

The 3,620-teu Aloha-class Daniel K Inouye was the biggest boxship ever built in the US when it was handed over from Philly Shipyard in 2018.

Matson has awarded the systems supply contract to Singapore’s C-LNG Solutions.

The company will provide three 1,350-cbm LNG fuel tanks with in-tank pumps and tank gauging system, as well as bunker stations, an automation and control system, and a ship-to-shore link.