San Francisco: Crowley Maritime, a multinational transportation and logistics player, has earned the contract to manage four ships for the Pasha Group.
Under the deal, announced on Friday, Crowley takes responsibility for the operation, crewing and maintenance of four Jones Act ships operating between the US West Coast and Hawaii.
In recent months Pasha Hawaii, a subsidiary of global logistics firm The Pasha Group of San Rafael in California, has assumed operations for all of now-defunct Horizon Lines’ Hawaii business, including these four US-flagged containerships.
Jacksonville, Florida-based Crowley’s contract will encompass ship management for the Horizon Enterprise, Horizon Pacific, Horizon Reliance and Horizon Spirit.
The 1920 Jones Act mandates use of US-made vessels to deliver cargo on US waters and between US ports. Not only must the ships be constructed in the US but they must be US flagged, US owned and crewed by US citizens and permanent residents.