Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii announced yesterday that the company has narrowed its selection to two U.S. shipyards for the construction of two new LNG fueled containerships, with the option to order two additional vessels. Contract specifications are expected to be finalized by the end of the month, with the final selection decision anticipated in January 2017 per a company statement.
Details for the vessel order outline a shipping capacity of 3,400 twenty-foot equivalent units including 500 45-foot containers and 400 refrigerated containers, and a sailing speed of 23 knots. Delivery of the first vessel is expected mid-2019, with delivery of the second vessel to come in early 2020.
“Since entering the Hawaii shipping business in 2005, Pasha Hawaii has made and will continue to make significant capital investments to support our expanding customer base and the local business community as a whole,” said George Pasha, IV, President and CEO.