Following the recent contract between The Pasha Group and the Port of Grays Harbor in Washington, US (as reported in our newsletter dated 21 January), the ro-ro vessel M/V Jean Anne is taking 1,100 vehicles to Hawaii from there as part of its 100th voyage this week.
The ship left the Port of San Diego last Thursday (February 4) and will arrive at its first port of call in Honolulu tomorrow (February 12).
The M/V Jean Anne sails a regular biweekly schedule between San Diego and the Hawaiian Island, calling at Honolulu, Kahului and Hilo. She carries finished vehicle cargo from the mainland that includes Honda, Mazda, Hyundai, Volkswagen, and Porsche, as well as oversized rolling stock. “The vehicles that are shipping out of Grays Harbor are a mix of vehicles, and not related to the recent M/V Morning Menad offload,” said Pasha Group spokesperson Joelle Vossbrink. The Eukor-operated Menad unloaded 3,200 Kia vehicles there in January due to congestion problems at the Port of Tacoma.
Now in its fifth year, San Diego-Hawaiian sailing operates under the Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines service, a joint venture between the California-based Pasha Group and Hawaii Ship Management, a Connecticut-based ship owner and operator.
The M/V Jean Anne has ten fully-enclosed decks and three hoistable decks for transporting construction equipment, trucks, trailers, and other oversized rolling stock.
The Pasha Group used the Port of Grays Harbor in January due to congestion problems at the Port of Tacoma and this week also saw a new monthly ro-ro service calling there operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines. The new service will take cargo from Tacoma east bound for Europe. It will also move cargo to Australia, South America and the Caribbean via transshipment in Manzanillo (Panama).