Moran Expands Container Barge Service To Ports Of Philadelphia And Baltimore

Moran Container Services Company, a subsidiary of Moran Towing and Transportation Company, Inc., has announced the expansion of its trade routes to Philadelphia and Baltimore.

The company will load containers for this service in New York at the Global Marine Terminal, destined for Northern Shipping Terminal in Philadelphia and the Dundalk Marine Terminal in Baltimore.

Moran entered the container feeder barge service last year, operating between New York and Boston. The company's Barge 411 (shown above) has a capacity of 748 TEUs, and is said to be the largest LO/LO container barge now operating under the American flag. Moran plans to add additional routes and barges to the service as customers' need and market conditions dictate.

Manager of Moran Container Services Company is Charles Cumming, a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He also holds an MBA degree from Northwestern University and an MS degree from SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler. Prior to joining Moran he was manager of marine operations for Northern Europe with Sylvan Shipping Company.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 50,  Mar 1985 New England

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