Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii held the keel laying for George III and cut the first steel plates for Janet Marie at the Keppel AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville, Texas.
Upon completion, both LNG-fueled Ohana Class containerships will join Pasha Hawaii’s fleet, serving the Hawaii-Mainland trade line, the shipper said in its statement.
Delivery of the ‘Ohana Class vessels is expected in 2020.
“Construction of the new vessels continues to progress on schedule,” said George Pasha, IV. “These LNG-powered containerships were designed to support the needs of shippers in the Hawaii trade lane, while minimizing environmental impact in the communities we serve.”
The new vessels will operate fully on LNG from day one in service. Both engines feature dual-fuel engines, optimized hull form and an underwater propulsion system ensuring energy savings.