July 16, 1985 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

George Panitz Journalist/NYSA Executive

George Panitz, a vice president of public relations for the New York Shipping Association, Inc., and a former maritime editor with the New York Journal of Commerce, died at his home in Brooklyn recently at the age of 65.

A native of the Bronx, Mr. Panitz spent most of his professional career in journalism and public relations, writing extensively about U.S.

and worldwide merchant shipping, government maritime policy, the waterfront, shipbuilding, and marine insurance, and other maritime matters. He specialized in maritime labor relations, particularly the contract negotiations involving the International Longshoremen's Association and port employers in New York and other harbors.

Prior to joining NYSA in 1974, he served for 14 years with the Journal of Commerce, which he joined in 1960 as a reporter on the shipping news desk. He was named maritime news editor in 1964, and in 1969 was appointed to a new position as editor of maritime and transportation news, a post he held until he joined the NYSA.

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