Pasha Hawaii has held a christening ceremony to honour the arrival of the ‘MV Janet Marie’ at the Port of Oakland, the company’s second LNG-powered containership to call the Bay Area.
The Oakland Seaport is considered the Northern California gateway for containerised ocean freight shipping.
Janet Marie is the second of two new 774-foot LNG-powered container ships of the Ohana Class constructed by AmFELS.
MV George III, the company’s first Ohana Class vessel, entered service on 17 August 2022, becoming the first LNG-powered container ship to reach the Bay Area.
Pasha Hawaii is a part of The Pasha Group, a 76-year-old, third-generation family-owned firm founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1947.
George III and Janet Marie are named after Pasha Hawaii President and CEO George Pasha, IV’s late parents, George Pasha, III and Janet Marie Pasha.
George Pasha, IV, President and CEO, Pasha Hawaii, said: “These ships represent the legacy of my parents and the company they helped build from humble beginnings in San Francisco.
“The success of our family business has always been based on ingenuity, striving for excellence and doing what is right for our customers and the communities where we live and work.
“Both George III and Janet Marie provide our customers with best-in-class vessels, while setting the standard for environmental stewardship when it comes to ship design and construction. Today is a very proud moment for the entire Pasha team and our family.”
More recently, the Port of Oakland appointed Colleen Liang as interim Director of the Environmental Programmes and Planning (EP&P) division, and Dorin Tiutin as Acting Director of the Commercial Real Estate division.