Hawaii-based Pasha Hawaii has taken delivery of the second of two new ‘Ohana class 774ft liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered containerships built at the Keppel AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville, Texas.
The new vessel, Janet Marie, joins Pasha Hawaii’s fleet serving the Hawaii/US mainland trade lane, as well as the company’s first ‘Ohana Class vessel, George III, which entered service in August 2022.
Operating on LNG, the new Jones Act vessel surpasses the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2030 emission standards for ocean vessels.
Energy efficiencies are also achieved with a state-of-the-art engine, optimised hull form and high-efficiency rudder and propeller.
The ‘Ohana Class vessels are named in honor of George Pasha III and Janet Marie Pasha, the late parents of The Pasha Group president and CEO George Pasha, IV, marking three generations of service to Hawaii.