AML And APL Announce Changes Of Key Personnel

A realignment of functions and the appointment of key personnel, which affect traffic, and operations and stevedoring, were announced at American Mail Line, Seattle, Wash.-based division of American President Lines, Ltd. The changes, which became effective on February 1, followed the resignations of Robert D. Bush, president of Western Stevedoring and Terminal Corporation, an APL subsidiary which operates in the Puget Sound and Columbia River areas; and Wayne Schiffner, director of traffic services, American Mail Line Division.

Announcement of the realignment was made by Richard H. Beuthel, AML general manager. According' to Mr. Beuthel, the functions of stevedoring and operations which have operated separately in the past, will be placed under a single administrator. The change in function is expected to provide a closer liaison and integration of stevedoring, terminal and operational activities.

In addition to his present assignment as director of operations, AML Division, Capt. Harry A.

Greenwood was appointed president of Western Stevedoring, and will continue to report to Leslie A. Harlander, APL vice president for operations in San Francisco, Calif.

J.F. Nicholson, vice president for Western Stevedoring, will also serve as that organization's general manager.

Also announced were changes in the Traffic Division of AML which separate the C5 vessels from the containership fleet. Named to the two new traffic positions are Thomas F. Martin, director of traffic services, AML Division, who will be responsible for documentation and cargo booking of all vessels as well as the container control function, and William F. Whalen, line manager for the Pacific/Pacificnorthwest/ Sou-theast Asia Service, who will assume traffic responsibility for the C5 vessels.

In their new assignments, Mr.

Martin and Mr. Whalen will report to their counterparts at American President Lines in San Francisco, including Richard F. Andino, vice president, traffic, and Bruce J.

Robeson, director, fleet services, repectively.

Prior to this appointment, Mr.

Martin served with AML as manager, container service and cargo coordination, and Mr. Whalen as AM'L's manager of Government cargoes.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 12,  Mar 1974

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