Pasha Hawaii Christens LNG Vessel at Port of Oakland

Pasha Hawaii and the Port of Oakland celebrated the arrival of the m/v Janet Marie at Oakland with a christening ceremony, marking the company’s second liquified natural gas-powered container ship to call the Bay Area. Photo via Oakland seaport.

Pasha Hawaii joined Port of Oakland officials in christening the m/v Janet Marie, Pasha’s new 774-foot “Ohana Class” liquified natural gas container vessel, the port announced Aug. 9.

The second of two “Ohana Class” LNG vessels commissioned by Pasha Hawaii, the new Jones Act ship exceeds year 2030 emission standards for ocean vessels set by the International Maritime Organization.

Features include an energy-saving modern engine, optimized hull form, and an underwater propulsion system that the company says contains a highly efficient rudder and propeller.

The first vessel, m/v George III, began service in August, 2022. Both were among the first LNG-powered container vessels to visit the Bay Area.

“These ships represent the legacy of my parents and the company they helped build from humble beginnings in San Francisco,” Pasha Hawaii President and CEO George Pasha, IV said in a statement.

“Today is a very proud moment for the entire Pasha team and our family,” Pasha IV added.

By Karen Robes Meeks