Dual-fuel LNG-powered Janet Marie has arrived at the Port of Long Beach in California and is set to embark on its maiden voyage to Honolulu, Hawaii.
Second In Line
The vessel is part of the ’Ohana class and is one of the two new 236-m container ships powered by LNG built at Keppel AmFELS, Brownsville, Texas, USA. Janet Marie joins Pasha Hawaii’s fleet serving the Hawaii-Mainland trade lane, along with the first ’Ohana-class vessel, George III, which commenced service in August last year.
After an inaugural visit to Long Beach, Janet Marie will proceed to Hawaii and dock at the Port of Honolulu, its designated home port. Just like George III, Janet Marie has been operating on LNG since its first day of service. These new Jones Act vessels exceed the emissions standards set by International Maritime Organization for ocean vessels in 2030 and incorporate energy-saving features such as a state-of-the-art engine, an optimized hull form, and an underwater propulsion system featuring a high-efficiency rudder and propeller.
Marking A Milestone
“Today represents another milestone as we celebrate the second of our two ‘Ohana-class vessels,” said Pasha Hawaii president and chief executive George Pasha IV. The vessel is named after Mr Pasha IV’s late mother. Janet Marie and George III mark three generations of dedicated service to both California and Hawaii. Port of Long Beach chief executive Mario Cordero said, “Pasha Hawaii’s newest container ship represents our move toward a cleaner future for this port, our community and the supply chain.”
Long Beach Harbor Commission president Sharon L Weissman said, “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. We thank Pasha Hawaii for leading the way in cleaner shipping at the Green Port.” Pasha Hawaii is a wholly owned subsidiary of the family owned global logistics and transport company, The Pasha Group, a US Jones Act shipping and integrated logistics company.
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