The new 774’ Janet Marie container ship departed Long Beach, Calif., July 29 on its first voyage to its home port at Honolulu, joining Pasha Hawaii’s fleet as its second liquified natural gas (LNG) fueled vessel, reports Work Boat.
The Janet Marie is the second of Pasha’s ‘Ohana class vessels, after the George III which began service in August 2022. Both were built by AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas, and the Janet Marie was delivered July 12. The vessels are named for the parents of Pasha president and CEO George Pasha IV.
Jones Act-compliant vessel
“These ships symbolize the best of American ingenuity and ship building,” Pasha said in announcing the new ship’s sailing. “My mother was a wonderful supporter of the entire Pasha enterprise, and like my father, had much aloha for our team members, colleagues and partners. We are extremely grateful to the Port of Long Beach for their invaluable partnership and support in bringing both George III and Janet Marie to fruition.”
Pasha Hawaii says the Jones Act-compliant vessel also surpasses International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2030 emission standards for ocean vessels, “representing the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly vessels to serve Hawaii. Energy efficiencies are also achieved with a state-of-the-art engine, an optimized hull form, and an underwater propulsion system with a high-efficiency rudder and propeller.”
“Pasha Hawaii’s newest containership represents our move toward a cleaner future for this Port, our community, and the supply chain,” said Port of Long Beach CEO Mario Cordero. “Reducing emissions caused by port operations has been a long-time practice for us and remains our priority until we reach a goal of deploying all zero-emission cargo-handling equipment by 2030, and zero-emission trucks by 2035.”
“We are proud to be one of the global ports capable of accommodating ships operating on cleaner fuels, putting us on a path to enhancing air quality throughout the region,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Sharon L. Weissman. “We thank Pasha Hawaii for leading the way in cleaner shipping at the Green Port.”
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Source: Work Boat