AmFELS delivers second LNG boxship to Pasha Hawaii

(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) — Pasha Hawaii and Texas-based shipbuilder AmFELS have announced the delivery of Janet Marie, the second of two Ohana-class 774-foot containerships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The new vessel joins Pasha Hawaii’s fleet serving the Hawaii/mainland trade lane, as well as the company’s first Ohana-class vessel, George III, which began service on Aug. 17, 2022.

Operating on LNG from Day One, the new Jones Act vessel surpasses the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2030 emission standards for ocean vessels, accompanying George III in representing the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly vessels to serve Hawaii.

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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.

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.

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

“We are delighted that M/V Janet Marie will be joining its sister vessel, M/V George III, on the West Coast,” said Kelvin Fok, president of AmFELS. “We have developed a strong partnership with The Pasha Group through the construction of these two vessels and look forward to continuing this relationship for future ventures.”

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, is proud to support U.S. shipyards.

– The Pasha Group

By Rich Miller