VT Halter Marine Inc. has delivered the Marjorie C, a combination Container and Roll-on/Roll-off Car Truck Carrier (ConRo), to her longstanding customer Pasha Hawaii. The Marjorie C is the second U.S. Flag, Jones Act-qualified vessel built for Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii and will join her sister ship, the Jean Anne, providing additional service to Hawaii via the Hawaii/Mainland trade lane.
The 692' Marjorie C has a vehicle shipping capacity of 1,100 units, the ability to carry 1,400 TEUs above and under deck, and over-high/over-wide cargoes on 10 workable decks. The vessel’s design incorporates the highest level of operating efficiencies as well as reduced environmental impacts. The Jean Anne, also built by VT Halter Marine, was Pasha Hawaii’s first Jones Act vessel and has been servicing the Hawaii/Mainland since March 2005. The vessel and her crew have been recognized by the Chamber of Shipping of America with outstanding safety and environmental achievements awards.
These ships will allow Pasha Hawaii to provide its customers with a wider offering of high- quality, scheduled shipping and logistics services for containers, refrigerated containers, and a variety of roll-on/roll-off cargoes.
“We are pleased to begin our expanded service in the Hawaii/Mainland trade lane with our new ConRo," said George Pasha, IV, president and chief executive officer. Constructed in the U.S., manned by U.S. crews, and built with state-of-the-art technical capabilities by the skilled men and women of VT Halter Marine, Marjorie C is an essential addition to our fleet, providing streamlined, environmentally friendly capacity to the
“VT Halter Marine is proud to have delivered the MV Marjorie C to our very valued customer, George Pasha and the entire team at Pasha Hawaii. This delivery could not have been accomplished without the team efforts of our two companies," said Halter's Bill Skinner, chief executive officer. "We look forward to continuing our relationship as they grow their business with the acquisition of Horizon Lines which isexpected to take place by the end of the second quarter 2015.”