Pasha Hawaii’s Newest Green Containership Makes Maiden Voyage

Pasha Hawaii’s merchant vessel Janet Marie, which recently called at the Port of Long Beach. Photo: Pasha.

In late July, the Port of Long Beach welcomed the latest green container vessel in Pasha Hawaii’s fleet, the m/v Janet Marie.

The Janet Marie, the second of two “Ohana Class” Pasha Hawaii container ships powered by liquefied natural gas, made its maiden voyage July 29 from Long Beach to its home port in Honolulu. Its companion, Pasha’s m/v George III, was the first LNG container ship to refuel on the West Coast during its initial call to the Port of Long Beach in August 2022.

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

“These ships symbolize the best of American ingenuity and ship building,” Pasha Hawaii President and CEO George Pasha IV said. “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 vessel was named after Pasha’s late mother, Janet Marie, while the George III was named for his late father.

By fully operating on natural gas, the Janet Marie surpasses the International Maritime Organization’s 2030 emission standards for ocean vessels, representing the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly class of vessel to serve Hawaii.

The vessel also has a state-of-the-art engine, an optimized hull form and an underwater propulsion system with a high-efficiency rudder and propeller.

Pasha Hawaii, an independent operating subsidiary of The Pasha Group, is one of the nation’s leading domestic ocean shipping companies serving Hawaii from the continental United States. The company operates a fleet of Jones Act-qualified vessels and operates out of multiple port terminals.