March 15, 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Matson Agencies Name M.L. Shafer Senior VP

Mark L. Shafer has joined Matson Agencies, Inc., 100 Mission Street, San Francisco, Calif.

94105, as senior vice president and general manager. Matson Agencies, Inc., serves as general agent for NYK Line in Pacific Coast ports, Alaska and Hawaii.

Mr. Shafer, formerly with Pacific Far East Line, Inc., as sales manager for inbound freight, began his maritime career as a deck officer with Grace Line after graduating from Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy in 1951.

Later, he held managerial posts in terminal and ship agency companies in Honolulu and the San Francisco Bay Area. In the mid-50s, he served with the Navy's Military Sea Transportation Service (now the Military Sealift Command) as operations officer in Inchon, Korea, and director of vessel operations and scheduling in Yokosuka, Japan.

He also served six and one-half years in Tokyo and two years in Hong Kong as owner's representative for PFEL before returning to San Francisco in 1974.

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