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Line Fast Announces

Improved Container

Securing Twist Lock

Currently, the Lever Operated

Twist Lock is universally used for securing containers on deck.

Line Fast Corporation of Long

Island, N.Y., one of the most progressive firms in the container securing industry, has developed an improved version of this pop- ular device.

The Line Fast Fastloc®, as its name states, is a fast locking con- tainer securing twist lock. "The

Fastloc has an anti-jamming fea- ture for free lever operation which eliminates one of the major prob- lems commonly encountered," a spokesman for the company said.

In the case of one and two high stows, it eliminates lashing. On three or four high stows, the new bottom locking device allows the longshoreman to install the Fast- loc on the pier before lifting the container into place. This elimi- nates climbing, because the Fast- loc can be activated by the use of a pole.

Since the lever handle is not protruding beyond the corner casting, the Fastloc can also be used to secure two containers to- gether before placing them into the cells. There is no obstruction with the cell guide.

Another important feature is what Line Fast calls the "Dog

Bone." This allows side-by-side bridging. The rated strength of each Fastloc provides an ulti- mate of 70,000 pounds for uplift, 110,000 pounds for shear and 140,000 pounds for compression.

The standard unit weighs only 13.6 pounds.

For more information, write to

John DiMartrno, Line Fast Cor- poration, 805 Grundy Avenue,

Holbrook, N.Y. 11741.

Columbus Line Names

Two Assistant VPs

Marco T. Pacella

Two promotions to assistant vice president have been an- nounced by the executive board of Columbus Line, One World

Trade Center, New York, N.Y. 10048.

Marco T. Pacella, formerly gen- eral manager, marketing and sales, has been named assistant vice president in charge of mar- keting and sales. Rudolph Ramm, formerly general manager of traf- fic, has been promoted to assistant vice president in charge of man- agement information services.

Rudolph Ramm

Mr. Pacella has been with Co- lumbus Line since 1968, after 18 years of experience with the Penn- sylvania Railroad. He holds a B.S. degree in marketing from Rut- gers University, and is a qualified

I.C.C. practitioner before the Bar of the Interstate Commerce Com- mission. He has served as gen- eral manager of marketing and sales since March 1973.

Mr. Ramm has been with Co- lumbus Line since the company's first year, and has worked his way through various positions in the accounting, operations and traffic departments. He was named general manager of traffic in

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