The Pasha Group announced the acquisition of the Hawaii trade-lane business of Horizon Lines Inc. has been completed.
Pasha, one of the nation’s Jones Act shipping and integrated logistics companies, has served the Hawaii market for more than 50 years, adding roll-on/roll-off liner service between the mainland and Hawaii in 2005 with its ship the M/V Jean Anne. The Pasha Group’s operations include Pasha Automotive Services–National City, a large auto import/export and processing operation at the National City Marine Terminal.
Pasha Hawaii assumes operations for all of Horizon’s Hawaii business, including its four U.S.-flag container ships serving the Hawaii trade lane. The Pasha Group has also acquired Horizon subsidiaries Hawaii Stevedores Inc.; the California-based operations of Sea-Logix LLC, which provides trucking services; and Sunrise Operations, a subsidiary that includes Horizon’s Hawaii trade-lane vessels and employees.
“Like Pasha Hawaii, these companies have strong ties to the Islands and the mainland, are aligned with our integrated shipping and logistics model, and share our values and community commitment,” said George Pasha IV, president and CEO of The Pasha Group.
According to Pasha, Horizon’s Hawaii business will operate alongside Pasha Hawaii’s existing operations, which include Pasha’s two Jones Act-qualified vessels, the M/V Jean Anne and the new M/V Marjorie C¸ which entered service in May. By expanding its operations with Horizon’s Hawaii fleet, Pasha will be able to provide customers with a wider offering of shipping and logistics services for dry and refrigerated containers and a variety of roll-on/roll-off cargoes.