23 December 08

M/V Maunawili

Built in Philadelphia in 2004, the M/V Maunawili is one of Matson's five new ships making regular runs around the Pacific. Called the GCX, these five ships sail from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii; Apra, Guam; Ningbo, PRC; Shanghai, PRC and finally back to Long Beach. Every seven days one one of these ships pulls into Long Beach with a load of containers full of everything from CD players, T-shirts, shoes, food, furniture, toys, etc. Look around you at all the things that say "Made in China" and it could well have come to you on one of these ships.