Ten Years, One Thousand Vessels, One Million Vehicles!

Thursday, September 7, 2000

On September 27, Pasha Services once again participated in the "Passport To The Future" trade show. This annual event is meant to commemorate and exhibit the progress and commitment of National City, The San Diego Unified Port District, The World Trade Center of San Diego and The Pasha Group to jointly developing significant Pacific Rim Trade through the Port of San Diego for the region. As a co-presenter Pasha offered its site in the Port for the lunch, program and facility tours.

Major infrastructure developments by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and creation of a North American landbridge for automobiles has made Pasha Services and the Port of San Diego major players in import and export shipping and transportation. Another core competency for San Diego has been the labor support from the leaders of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the International Longshoremen's Union.

The Pasha Group is proud to announce that this automotive division of the company has now processed over 1,000,000 motor vehicles through its San Diego location since August 1990, just a short ten years ago.

An annual volume of 40,000 units was anticipated that first year of operation.

Today, nearly 300,000 units yearly are predicted to cross the docks of this 125 acre automotive terminal operation.

Customers such as American Honda Motor Co. and their Acura Division, American Isuzu Motors, and Volkswagen of America, have utilized Pasha's San Diego facility since early in its inception, with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Hino Diesel Trucks (USA), Inc., Ford Motor Company, Audi of America, Inc. and Promax joining up along the way. Their continued support testifies to the value received from Pasha Automotive Services.

Over 1,000 vessels have discharged their automotive cargo at the facility since 1990. Strategically placed, Pasha's National City operation now ranks in the top five automotive processing ports in North America and the company is eagerly anticipating reaching the 2,000,000-vehicle mark.

These numbers have earned the company the distinction of "Importer of the Millennium" from the National City Chamber of Commerce. George W. Pasha, III was extremely pleased to receive this award during the trade show. In comments noted in the San Diego Union Tribune, port commissioner Jess Van Deventer stated, "For such a short period of time, they've done a real remarkable job. This award is not enough; they deserve much more. Their commitment to this part of the region is remarkable."