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Crowley Selected to Manage Four Jones Act Ships for the Pasha Group

(Jacksonville, Fla.; May 29, 2015) – Crowley Maritime Corp.’s global ship management group has been awarded a new 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 U.S. West Coast and Hawaii. The news follows the recent announcement that Pasha Hawaii, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Pasha Group, a family-owned global logistics company, will assume operations for all of Horizon Lines’ Hawaii business, including these four U.S.-flagged container ships.

“As a long-time Jones Act carrier, Crowley is well-suited to manage these U.S.-flagged vessels,” said Crowley’s Mike Golonka, vice president, ship management. “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.”

Crowley’s ship management group provides all phases of commercial ship management, along with full technical management and government contracting. 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 provides similar services to other customers’ container ships around the world, including those in other Jones Act trades.

Pasha’s chief executive officer, George Pasha IV, noted, “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. Pasha team members exhibit a passion for quality service that is matched by Crowley’s high performance in ship management and exceptional maritime workforce. With Crowley as a trusted partner, Pasha Hawaii, its customers, and the people of Hawaii will derive substantial benefits.”

The Pasha Group, one of the nation’s leading Jones Act shipping and integrated logistics companies, has been serving the Mainland/Hawaii trade lane since 2005.

About Crowley Maritime Corp.

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 123-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at

About The Pasha Group and Pasha Hawaii

Established in 1947, The Pasha Group is a family-owned, third-generation diversified global logistics and transportation company that provides total supply chain management for finished and privately owned vehicles, marine terminal management and stevedoring, domestic and international relocation services, and international logistics management for general commodity and project cargoes. The Pasha Group operates facilities at the ports of Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Diego, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Grays Harbor in Aberdeen, Washington; Portsmouth, Virginia; and Port Manatee, Florida.

Pasha Hawaii offers containerized and roll-on/roll-off transport between the West Coast and Hawaii for a wide range of vehicles, yachts, heavy machinery, oversize, and other cargo. Pasha Hawaii is an independent operating subsidiary of The Pasha Group.

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