VT Halter Marine delivers MV Marjorie C to Pasha Hawaii
Pascagoula, Miss., May 7, 2015—VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems) has delivered the MV Marjorie C, a combination Container and Roll-on/Roll-off Car Truck Carrier (ConRo), to her longstanding customer Pasha Hawaii. The MV Marjorie C is the second U.S. Flag, Jones Act-qualifiedvessel built for Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii and will join her sister ship, the MV Jean Anne, providing additional service to Hawaii via the Hawaii/Mainland trade lane.
The 692 feet long MV Marjorie C is a unique ship having 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 ten workable decks. The vessel’s design incorporates the highest level of operating efficiencies as well as reduced environmental impacts. The MV 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. 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 trade.” ~ George PASHA, IV, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pasha Hawaii
“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. We look forward to continuing our relationship as they grow their business with the acquisition of Horizon Lines which is expected to take place by the end of the second quarter 2015.” ~ Bill SKINNER, Chief Executive Officer, VT Halter Marine
About The Pasha Group and Pasha Hawaii. Established in 1947, The Pasha Group is a family-owned, third-generation diversified global logistics and transportation company that provides total supply chain management for finished and privately owned vehicles, marine terminal management and stevedoring, domestic and international relocation services, and international logistics management for general commodity and project cargoes. The Pasha Group operates facilities at the ports of San Diego and Los Angeles, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Grays Harbor in Aberdeen, Washington; Portsmouth, Virginia; and Port Manatee, Florida. Pasha Hawaii offers containerized and roll-on/roll-off transport between the West Coast and Hawaii for a wide range of vehicles, yachts, heavy machinery, oversize cargo, and other cargo. Pasha Hawaii is an independent operating subsidiary of The Pasha Group.
More information can be found at www.pashahawaii.com and www.pashagroup.com.
VT Halter Marine is the marine operations of VT Systems. Based in Pascagoula, Miss., it is a leader in the design and construction of medium-sized ships in the United States. VT Halter Marine designs, builds and repairs a wide variety of ocean-going vessels such as patrol vessels, oil recovery vessels, oil cargo vessels, ferries, logistic support vessels and survey vessels. Please visit www.vthaltermarine.com.
VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit www.vt-systems.com.
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