Port of Long Beach introduces newest green vessel

Port of Long Beach introduces newest green vessel

The Port of Long Beach has welcomed the latest green container vessel to Pasha Hawaii’s fleet, the MV Janet Marie.

The Janet Marie, the second of two ‘Ohana Class’ containerships fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG), completed its inaugural journey from Long Beach to her home port in Honolulu on 29 July.

Its partner, Pasha Hawaii’s MV George III, was the first LNG containership to refuel on the West Coast in August 2022, on its first stop at the Port of Long Beach.

Port of Long Beach CEO, Mario Cordero said: “Pasha Hawaii’s newest containership represents our move toward a cleaner future for this port, our community, and the supply chain.

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“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.”

Long Beach Harbor Commission President Sharon L. Weissman, stated: “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.”

George Pasha IV, President and CEO, Pasha Hawaii, said: “These ships symbolise the best of American ingenuity and ship building.

“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.”

The ship was named after Pasha’s late mother, Janet Marie, and the George III after his late father, George III.

The Janet Marie exceeds the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2030 emission standards for ocean vessels by running entirely on natural gas, making it the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly class of vessel to serve Hawaii and one of several that serve Long Beach.

The vessel also saves energy thanks to a cutting-edge engine, an optimised hull shape, and an underwater propulsion system with a high-efficiency rudder and propeller.

The Port of Long Beach’s commitment to environmental sustainability is strengthened by accommodating Pasha Hawaii’s LNG-fuelled boats.

This month, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners received an update on the capabilities of the Supply Chain Information Highway, a digital tool designed to improve the efficiency and visibility of cargo shipments passing through the Port of Long Beach.

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