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New Jones Act RoRo SHIP Under Construction in U.S.; Achieves Key Milestones.

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CORTE MADERA Madera (mədâr`ə), city (1990 pop. 29,281), seat of Madera co., central Calif., in the San Joaquin valley; inc. 1907. Wine, machinery, consumer goods, and plastic products are produced, and a granite quarry is there. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2000

Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines (PHTL), which will provide a new competitive service to meet growing market demand between the West Coast and Hawaii by launching a modern Jones Act Pure Car and Truck Carrier, today announced the achievement of significant milestones in the construction and financing of the new ship.

At a partners' meeting held October 25, PHTL announced that on September 21 Halter halter

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 of the required percentage of the total hull weight of PHTL's new-build vessel -- enabling the official laying of the ship's keel. Vessel construction began in mid-June 2000.

In early January, 2001, The Pasha Group-Van Ommeren Shipping Joint Venture will host a ceremonial celebration with Halter management and personnel to mark the setting of the first assembly on the shipway at Halter's yards in Pascagoula, Mississippi Pascagoula is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States. It is the principal city of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, as a part of the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. .

PHTL also announced the important milestone of its September 20 closing of MARAD's (U.S. Maritime Administration) Title XI financing.

The 579-foot U.S. Flag Jones Act pure car and truck carrier is on budget and ahead of schedule for launching its U.S. West Coast-Hawaii service in the spring of 2002.

Based in Corte Madera, California Corte Madera is an incorporated town in Marin County, California, United States. The population was 9,100 at the 2000 census. Geography
Corte Madera is located at  (37.924075, -122.516942)GR1.
, The Pasha Group is a transportation and logistics company with more than 50 years' experience in vehicular transportation. It offers expertise in point-to-point logistics, terminal operations The reception, processing, and staging of passengers; thereceipt, transit, storage, and marshalling of cargo; the loadingand unloading of modes of transport conveyances; and themanifesting and forwarding of cargo and passengers todestination. See also operation; terminal. , distribution management and information tracking systems. Van Ommeren Shipping is a well-known ship owner, established in 1839, that currently operates four U.S. flag vessels in the U.S. preference trade, and three vessels in the international market. For more information on The Pasha Group, please visit
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