Pasha Hawaii Receives New Refrigerated Containers
The Horizon Enterprise arrived on the West Coast last week, carrying 600 new refrigerated containers as part of Pasha Hawaii’s container replenishment program. The Honolulu, Hawaii-based carrier will take on 600 new 40-foot high cube refrigerated containers and 400 new 45-foot dry containers in 2018. Pasha Hawaii will cycle out older equipment, reducing the average age of refrigerated container fleet by 2.7 years and 45-foot equipment fleet by 2.4 years.
The newly built containers arrived on the Horizon Enterprise as she returned from her regularly scheduled drydock; the vessel will re-enter the CHX service this week. The Horizon Enterprise vessel drydock included modifications that will increase the vessel’s capacity for the high-demand 45-foot equipment by 80 slots per sailing, similar to the updates made to the Horizon Pacific last year. Installation of additional reefer plugs on the M/V Marjorie C has been completed as well, bringing the total from 150 to 220 on the con/ro vessel.
“The significant, ongoing investments in vessels and equipment for Pasha Hawaii illustrates our long-term commitment to providing best-in-class service for the people and businesses of Hawaii,” said George Pasha IV, President and CEO. “We see the 1,000 new containers and continued drydock investment in the Horizon Enterprise as a great way to mark our third year of expanded Hawaii service since the May 2015 deployment of the Marjorie C and the acquisition of Horizon Lines’ Hawaii service.”
Pasha Hawaii, an independent operating subsidiary of The Pasha Group, a leading domestic ocean shipping companies serving Hawaii from the continental United States. The company owns a fleet of six Jones Act-qualified vessels and operates out of multiple port terminals. Pasha Hawaii serves retailers, manufacturers, and US government agencies, providing containerized and roll-on/roll-off cargo services that leverage its combination of ocean transportation and inland distribution capabilities to deliver goods that are vital to the people of Hawaii and the prosperity of the Hawaii market.