“Jean Anne” is a 10 story high cargo ship that can carry 3,000 cars, buses, trucks and other oversized items and Jean Anne is calling National City Marine Terminal its home port. Every two weeks Jean Anne leaves its home port where it sails through the San Diego Bay and past Downtown San Diego for the main destination Hawaii where it carries anything from;
- School buses
- Roller coasters from the Hawaii State Fair
- Mobile homes
- Military equipment
- Rental cars
- Much more
Pasha Hawaii is operating Jean Anne and is one of the great success stories at the Port of San Diego. Pacha Hawaii has exceeded the ports expectations in terms of volumes, types of cargo that it has been bringing in and out and also in terms of revenue. The ship also means more jobs for everyone such as longshoremen and marine clerks including about 200 people helping with loading and unloading of the ship. Some fun facts about the ship are:
- The Jean Anne is named after the wife of the company’s founder, George Pasha Sr.
- The Pasha Group is a transportation and logistics company that has been family-owned and operated for three generations.
- Pasha just recently celebrated its 20th anniversary as a Port of San Diego tenant and partner.
- The Jean Anne underwent retrofitting in response to environmental regulations in California. The ship is burning marine diesel oil, a lighter and cleaner fuel.
- The Jean Anne participates in the Port of San Diego’s voluntary vessel speed reduction program in an effort to reduce air emissions in the vicinity of San Diego Bay.
- Pasha officials say they are proud to have been granted permission by the Hawaiian Public Utilities Commission in September 2010, to begin operation as an intrastate carrier between Hawaiian ports. The company requested the new routes to serve existing customers.
For more information visit www.portofsandiego.com and to contact Pacha Hawaii direct click on www.pachahawaii.com.