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Pasha Hawai’i Gains New Ship ‘Marjorie C’

May 11, 2015, 1:10 PM HST
* Updated May 11, 1:13 PM
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Pasha Hawai’i now has a new addition to its fleet. The M/V Marjorie C was ready for Pasha last week and will begin its maiden voyage from the Port of San Diego, CA to Honolulu, HI.

The new Marjorie C is a combination container/roll-on/roll-off vessel. It is part of a $200 million commitment from the company into the Jones Act trade. Pasha’s newest ship is named after Pasha Hawai’i’s President and CEO George Pasha IV’s grandmother, Marjorie Catherine Ryan.

“After more than three and a half years of planning and construction, we are pleased to unveil a ship that has been designed to not only accommodate the varying needs of our customers, but a vessel that minimizes our carbon footprint through extensive fuel consumption efficiencies and other green technologies,” said Pasha IV, Pasha Hawaii’s President and CEO. “With the addition of Marjorie C, we can now offer customers increased service and capacity between the West Coast and Hawai’i trade lane on vessels providing superior reliability and cargo protection.”

Honolulu will be Marjorie C’s home port. The 692-foot ship is not only equipped with the latest technologies to reduce environmental impact, but also has a 350 metric-ton ramp with the capacity to carry a 1,400 twenty-foot equivalent unit, transport 1,100 vehicles, and accommodate all sizes and types of containers and rolling cargo.

“Marjorie C is a magnificent Jones Act vessel that was built on U.S. soil by hundreds of dedicated employees at VT Halter Marine,” Pasha officials said. “It’s important we continue to support our economy and domestic maritime industry. Marjorie C is proof we have the technology, expertise and resources to build a superior ship within the U.S.”

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Pasha first entered the Hawai’i market in 2005 with the then-newly built 579-foot M/V Jean Anne, the company’s first pure car/truck carrier. Jean Anne was named “Ship of the Year” the same year by American Ship Review. The crew and vessel operations of the Jean Anne have also been recognized by the Chamber of Shipping of America with awards for outstanding safety and environmental achievement.

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Pasha Hawaii is a wholly owned subsidiary of the family-owned global logistics and transportation company The Pasha Group, one of the nation’s leading Jones Act shipping and integrated logistics companies.

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