Crowley to manage four Horizon containerships for Pasha

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Horizon Reliance is one of four containerships to be managed for Pasha by Crowley

MAY 29, 1015 — Crowley Maritime Corp.’s global ship management group has been awarded a new contract with Sunrise Operations LLC, a subsidiary of the Pasha Group, of San Rafael, CA, for the operation, crewing and maintenance of four Jones Act ships operating between the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii.

The news follows the recent announcement that Pasha Hawaii, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Pasha Group, will assume operations for all of Horizon Lines’ Hawaii business, including these four U.S.-flagged containerships.

Crowley’s contract will cover ship management for the Horizon Enterprise, Horizon Pacific, Horizon Reliance and Horizon Spirit. The company is providing a scaled, customized package of crewing and technical management services. Crowley provides similar services to other customers’ containerships around the world, including those in other Jones Act trades.

“As a long-time Jones Act carrier, Crowley is well-suited to manage these U.S.-flagged vessels,” said Crowley’s Mike Golonka, vice president, ship management. “We are confident that our ability to offer company-wide resources and flexibility to work within their operational model is what set us apart, in addition to our proven experience in managing steam vessels for other companies. We look forward to working with Pasha in the management of their new ships.”

Pasha CEO George Pasha IV said, “Crowley Maritime shares the same strong values and vision of the Pasha Group. Both organizations have been family  managed for decades, with third-generation leadership maintaining the spirit of their founders. Pasha team members exhibit a passion for quality service that is matched by Crowley’s high performance in ship management and exceptional maritime workforce. With Crowley as a trusted partner, Pasha Hawaii, its customers, and the people of Hawaii will derive substantial benefits.”

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