Friday, August 15, 2014
VT Halter Marine completes latest ship for Pasha's Hawaiian service
On Saturday VT Halter Marine's shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, launched its largest ship — the 692-foot carrier Marjorie C, which will haul goods between Hawaii and the mainland.
Several hundred workers and company leaders looked on as the roll-on/roll-off car truck carrier was launched into the water, steadying itself as tugs approached to keep it from wandering too far.
VT Halter CEO Bill Skinner says the $114 million ship, made to carry cars, tractor-trailers and containers, was built for Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii. Pasha offers transport between Southern California and Hawaii for a variety of vehicles, yachts, heavy machinery and oversized cargo.
Marjorie C has the ability to carry 1,500 TEUs above and under deck, as well as vehicles and over-high and wide cargo on 10 workable decks, and it will have a vehicle shipping capacity of 2,750 units.
The new ship will allow weekly service to Los Angeles and San Diego, up from every other week, according to Pasha's website.
For more of the Gulf Live story: blog.gulflive.com
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