Port Of New York Maritime Association Elects Officers

At the Annual Meeting and Election of officers and directors of The Maritime Association of the Port of New York (MAPONY) held recently, Eric Guy de Spirlet, president, Belgian Line Incorporated, was elected president.

Charles T. O'Neill, president, Jaton Environ, Inc., was reelected vice president and director, and John B. Burguieres, vice president of marketing, Todd Shipyards, Inc., was reelected treasurer and director.

Elected as directors for a threeyear term were: Edward J. Barber, Barber Steamship Lines, Inc.; John D. Kerr, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Marine Division; Bruce McAllister, McAllister Brothers, Inc.; Robert E. Martin, Universal Maritime Service Corp.; Charles B. Parkhill, South African Marine Corp. (N.Y.), and Thomas A. Fain, American Institute of Marine Underwriters.

Directors elected for a one-year term were: William J. Hughes, Hughes Brothers, Inc.; William A. Sheehan, Kirlin, Campbell & Keating; Anton L. Aberson, Atlantic Container Line, Ltd., and George H. Blohm, Emerald Marine Corp.

Inspectors of election elected for a one-year term were: Martyn L. Reynolds, Barber Steamship Lines, Inc.; Robert M. Burns, ITT Decca Marine; George Panitz, New York Shipping Association, Inc., and John Bruder, The Perolin Company, Inc.

In his annual message to the membership, Mr. de Spirlet reported that the Association had again enjoyed a prosperous year and that the principal goals, namely, the improvement of the quality and scope of its traditional marine intelligence services, closer ties with Lloyd's of London, continued development of inter-port cooperation, more involvement in legislative matters concerning maritime affairs, and participation in local port activities to help promote and develop the bistate region as a center of world trade and commerce, had all been attained.

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