ABS-CLASSED LNG-FUELLED BOXSHIP HANDED OVER

Sep 9, 2022 | Ship classification news

The 2525 TEU container ship ‘George III’, built by Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas, has been delivered to ABS Class and is the first LNG-powered containership in the Pasha Hawaii fleet.

In addition to classification services, ABS supported the new construction vessel with an innovative design optimisation process. Advanced CFD including parametric hull form optimisation reduced both the power requirement and CO2 emissions. The 774ft (236m) long Jones Act vessel will serve ports along the US West Coast and Hawaii for US shipping and logistics company Pasha Hawaii.

Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO, said: “ABS is the leader in classing containerships, and we are delighted to support Pasha Hawaii and Keppel AmFELS in this new delivery. The modern hull design is the latest advancement that improves the safety profile of these cargo-heavy vessels and LNG as fuel will also improve the environmental footprint – great achievements for all involved.”

George Pasha, IV, Pasha Hawaii President and CEO, said: “George III represents the finest in shipbuilding in the US. The professional support and expertise we received from the ABS team was outstanding. George III is the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly Jones Act vessel to sail the Hawaii/Mainland trade lane, an accomplishment we are all proud of.”

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