Chrysler Group Selects Pasha for Hawaii Transport

Thursday, November 18, 2004

[Corte Madera, CA] A leading global transportation and logistics provider, The Pasha Group today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to handle Chrysler Group's new car requirement for the Hawaiian Islands, beginning in March, 2005.

Pasha will transport the Chrysler Group vehicles to Hawaii aboard the MV Jean Anne, a 579-foot Pure Car Truck Carrier roll on/roll off (Ro/Ro) ship owned and operated by Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines, a joint venture between The Pasha Group, a Corte Madera, CA-based company, and Strong Vessel Operators LLC, a Stamford, CT-based ship owner and operator. This is a total supply chain logistics offering encompassing direct thru movement from Chrysler Group's West Coast rail ramp at Mira Loma through Pasha's Port of San Diego auto processing facility to the four major Hawaiian ports of Honolulu, Kahului, Hilo and Nawiliwili.

The Jean Anne has 10 decks that can carry more than 3,000 vehicles. The vessel's Ro/Ro design provides the industry-preferred method of transporting vehicles and other rolling stock. The ship is the first of its kind to be built in the U.S. and was recently launched in Pascagoula, MS.

About Chrysler Group

The Chrysler Group, headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., is a unit of DaimlerChrysler, the world's fifth largest automaker. Its brands include Chrysler, JeepĀ® and Dodge and feature some of the most recognizable vehicles like the Dodge Viper, Jeep Liberty and Chrysler PT Cruiser. In 2003, the Chrysler Group sold 2.64 million vehicles worldwide. The DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund, the Company's philanthropic arm, gave more than $22 million in grants last year.