VT Halter Marine has delivered the M/V Marjorie C combination container and roll-on / roll-off (ConRo) vessel to Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii.
The Marjorie C ConRo vessel is designed by Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia and built by VT Halter Marine.
Pasha Hawaii president and CEO George Pasha IV said: "After more than three and a half years of planning and construction, we are pleased to unveil a ship that has been designed to not only accommodate the varying needs of our customers, but a vessel that minimises our carbon footprint through extensive fuel consumption efficiencies and other green technologies.
"With the addition of Marjorie C, we can now offer customers increased service and capacity between the West Coast and Hawaii trade lane on vessels providing superior reliability and cargo protection."
VT Halter Marine CEO Bill Skinner said: "We look forward to continuing our relationship as they grow their business with the acquisition of Horizon Lines, which is expected to take place by the end of the second quarter 2015."
It will join its sister ship M/V Jean Anne, also built by VT Halter Marine, to provide services in the Mainland / Hawaii trade lane.
The new 692ft-long vessel is equipped with a 350 metric tonne ramp. It has a container capacity of 1,400TEUs and an automobile capacity of 1,100 units.
It can accommodate all sizes and types of containers and rolling cargo. The vessel’s onboard cranes will enable Pasha Hawaii to call ports and manage containers without onshore gantry cranes.
Image: The Marjorie C will sail to San Diego and then Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo: courtesy of Pasha Hawaii.