Pasha Hawaii confirms boxship pair at Keppel in Texas

Pasha Hawaii confirms boxship pair at Keppel in Texas

Just days after Tote confirmed it was behind an order at Philly Shipyard which will see it enter into the Hawaii trade, Pasha Hawaii has confirmed its order at Singapore’s Keppel Offshore and Marine yard Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas to build two new LNG-fueled 2,525 teu containerships.

Pasha announced in May that it had chosen the Keppel yard for the order, which is worth more than $400m and includes options for an additional two vessels.

George Pasha, president and CEO of Pasha Hawaii, commented: “This contract with Keppel allows Pasha Hawaii to continue to move forward in our commitment to providing the best resources possible for our customers and Hawaii’s shipping industry, while minimizing our environmental footprint. We are proud supporters of the Jones Act and look forward to working with Keppel’s team of highly skilled shipbuilders.”

The dual fuel LNG vessels are due for delivery in the first and third quarters of 2020 and the new vessels will operate fully on LNG from day one in service.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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