Friday, June 19, 2015

Pasha Launches LA-Hawaii Service

By Mark Edward Nero

Pasha Hawaii said June 18 that it has launched an LA-Hawaii Express vessel service, a direct service that offers two vessels that will call Los Angeles every Wednesday and arrive in Honolulu each Sunday.

Pasha says the three-and-a-half day transit will benefit shippers, who’ll be able to fill orders on the mainland early in the week and, with Pasha Hawaii’s LA-Hawaii Express Sunday arrival, will be able to have goods ready for a Monday morning delivery anywhere on Oahu.

Barge connections will link the LA-Hawaii Express service to all neighboring islands, with one to two days of additional transit, according to Pasha.

The LA-Hawaii Express complements Pasha’s California-Hawaii Express, which provides a weekly triangle service connecting Honolulu, Oakland and Los Angeles. One of the vessels in the LA-Hawaii Express rotation is the newly built Marjorie C, a combination container and roll-on/roll-off vessel.

“By offering two weekly sailings from Los Angeles to Honolulu, Pasha Hawaii gives manufacturers and retailers the opportunity to enjoy increased supply chain consistency and flexibility,” Pasha Hawaii President and CEO George Pasha IV said.

In addition to the LA-Hawaii Express and the California-Hawaii Express, Pasha Hawaii operates the M/V Jean Anne, a bi-weekly roll-on/roll-off vessel service between San Diego and Honolulu, Kahului and Hilo. The M/V Jean Anne’s heavy-duty ramp design enables the transportation of automobiles as well as oversize building materials, construction equipment, military equipment and industrial and commercial rolling stock.