Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pasha Hawaii Places New Vessel Into Service

By Mark Edward Nero

Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii announced May 7 that the M/V Marjorie C had arrived to begin her maiden voyage from her homeport of Honolulu to the Port of San Diego and back.

The Marjorie C is a combination container/roll-on/roll-off vessel representing a total $200 million commitment from the company into the Jones Act trade. The ship is named in honor of Pasha Hawaii’s President and CEO George Pasha, IV's grandmother, Marjorie Catherine Ryan.

Marjorie C represents the second ship built for Pasha Hawaii by VT Halter Marine, using a design by Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia. In addition to being equipped with the latest technologies to reduce environmental impact, the 692-foot vessel has a 350 metric-ton ramp; has the capacity to carry 1,400 TEUs; can transport up to 1,100 vehicles; and can accommodate all sizes and types of containers and rolling cargo. She also has onboard cranes, which allows Pasha Hawaii to call ports and handle containers without onshore gantry cranes.

“After more than three and a half years of planning and construction, we are pleased to unveil a ship that has been designed to not only accommodate the varying needs of our customers, but a vessel that minimizes our carbon footprint through extensive fuel consumption efficiencies and other green technologies,” George Pasha IV said. “With the addition of Marjorie C, we can now offer customers increased service and capacity between the West Coast and Hawaii trade lane on vessels providing superior reliability and cargo protection.”

Pasha Hawaii is a wholly owned subsidiary of family-owned global logistics and transportation company The Pasha Group.