In ocean transportation, value-added services ― by definition, things given away for little or no extra cost along with a core product ― haven’t changed much in a generation or more. Differentiators include:
Dependable, fixed-day departures and arrivals allowing shippers to more accurately advance plan
Fast, predictable transits allowing goods to go directly to retail shelves, mitigating the need for storage
Transparency of data providing visibility of goods in transit until delivery
Knowledgeable personnel who understand the total logistics chain, enabling improved supply chain optimization
As we head into 2019 and beyond, what’s changing is this: Substantial investments that market participants are making in vessels, equipment, infrastructure, and talent will amplify the impact of “value add” for customers.
Speaking of investments, The Pasha Group is in the midst of a $1 billion investment program for our Hawaii service platform to support the Hawaii/mainland trade.
Two “Ohana-class” LNG-powered container ships being built at Keppel AmFELS will join the Pasha Hawaii fleet in 2020. Pasha Hawaii continues to modernize its vessel fleet with dry dock refurbishments and container replenishment programs.
Hawaii Stevedores, a subsidiary of The Pasha Group, in partnership with Hawaii Department of Transportation, is fully engaged in developing the new Kapalama Container Terminal, which will provide comprehensive stevedoring and terminal management services for Pasha Hawaii and other container lines serving Hawaii.
Since we’ve doubled in size since 2015, it’s critical we have the right talent in the right roles, with the organizational underpinning in place for people to thrive and support our multifaceted customer base. To do so, we recently elevated our focus on talent with the transformation of our HR team into Human Performance.