Pasha Hawaii delivered second LNG container ship for Jones Act Trade Ship’s crew

Pasha Hawaii and AmFELS have announced the delivery of the MV Janet Mariethe second of two new 2,525 TEU capacity ‘Ohana’ class container ships to be powered by LNG.

The delivery follows the delivery of the first Ohana-class ship, the MS George IIIin July 2022. Both vessels were built by AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas in compliance with the Jones Act for the Hawaii/Pasha Hawaii mainland trade route. MS George III entered service on August 17, 2022.

Texas-based AmFELS is part of the Singapore-based Seatrium Group, formed earlier this year through the merger of Sembcorp Marine and Keppel Offshore & Marine.

“We’re really glad MV Janet Marie will join its sister ship, MS George III, on the West Coast,” said Kelvin Fok, President of AmFELS. “We have forged a strong partnership with Pasha Group through the construction of these two vessels and look forward to continuing this relationship for future ventures.”

Operating on liquefied natural gas, the 774-foot LNG-powered vessels exceed International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2030 emissions standards and are the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly vessels to serve Hawaii. They also feature a state-of-the-art engine, an optimized hull shape and an underwater propulsion system with high-performance rudder and propeller.

The ships are named for George Pasha III and Janet Marie Pasha, the late parents of Pasha Group President and CEO George Pasha IV, who have served three generations in Hawaii.

“We are extremely grateful to welcome our second ship as a token of our appreciation to my parents and our incredible Pasha Hawaii team members who continue to raise the bar of excellence and dedication,” said George Pasha, IV. “We are once very proud of the persistence and dedication of our partners at AmFELS and the skilled men and women at the shipyard, including our own on-site team members, who have once again proven that shipbuilding and ingenuity are alive and well in the United States .”

Pasha Hawaii is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Pasha Group, a family-owned global logistics and transportation company based in San Rafael, California.

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