Foss Initiates New Container Feeder Service

Foss Launch & Tug Co. recently inaugurated a new service, moving containers between Seattle/ Tacoma and New Westminster, B.C., which is the result of a company program to identify and develop new markets. Chuck Main, manager of sales development and Tim Brewer, vice president of sales, coordinated the commencement of the new container feeder operation.

The major users of the new service are Sea- Land Services, Incorporated and American President Lines.

Foss completed several voyages of the new feeder service, for APL and Sea-Land, docking and directly unloading the containers at their individual terminals in Seattle and Tacoma.

In addition to cost savings enjoyed by the shipping lines, there is the added benefit of being able to offer a direct-call type of service to Canadian shippers without having the time and expense of diverting a vessel into New Westminster or Vancouver, plus the simplification of receiving and distributing cargoes in and out of the terminal via barge, rather than individual trucks and also, reduced paperwork.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 10,  Nov 1985

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