Construction starts on 1st Pasha Hawaii’s LNG containership

Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii has started building its first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled containership.

The first steel plates have been cut for the M/V George III, the first of two LNG-fueled containerships being built at Texas-based Keppel AmFELS, a unit of Keppel Offshore & Marine, Pasha Hawaii said in a statement on Tuesday.

The two ‘Ohana Class vessels will join the Pasha Hawaii fleet, which provides service to the Hawaii/Mainland trade lane.

Once built, the new U.S. Jones Act vessels will carry 2,525 TEUs, with a sailing speed of 23 knots.

The new vessels will operate fully on LNG from day one in service, “substantially improving the vessels’ environmental footprint,” the statement said.

Pasha Hawaii is a wholly owned subsidiary of the family-owned global logistics and transportation company, The Pasha Group.

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