Crowley Maritime Corp.’s global ship management group has inked a contract with Sunrise Operations LLC, a subsidiary of The Pasha Group, of San Rafael, Calif., for the operation, crewing and maintenance of four Jones Act ships operating between the US 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 container ships.
“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,”said Crowley’s Mike Golonka, vice president, ship management.
Crowley’s contract will encompass 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 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,” noted Pasha’s chief executive officer, George Pasha IV.