Delta Steamship Lines, 1700 International Trade Mart, New Orleans, La. 70150, has completed acquisition of Prudential Lines, Inc.'s Latin American services and various vessels, marking the initiation of new Delta services to Latin America from both the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific Coasts.
The new combined fleet is comprised of four LASH/container vessels, 16 modern cargoliners and four combination passengercargo vessels of the Magdalena class.
Delta, an American-flag steamship line, has been serving the east coast of South America from the U.S. Gulf since the line was founded in 1919. From the Gulf, Delta also serves Central America, the Caribbean and the west coast of Africa.
To these long-established services, the following routes are now added: (a) from U.S. Atlantic Coast ports, Delta will serve ports in Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, the Caribbean and Central America; (b) from U.S. Pacific and Canadian coast ports, express passengercargoliner service is offered to Mexico, Panama, Caribbean Islands, Central America, east coast Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, and west coast Colombia.
Also from the Pacific Coast, express cargoliners serve Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Peru.
Capt. J.W. Clark, president of Delta Line, announced that Delta's West Coast operations will be headed by Albert B. Wenzell, who has been elected a senior vice president of Delta Steamship Lines, Inc., Pacific Division. Other West Coast personnel elected vice presidents of Delta are Messrs.
F.E. Waterhouse, J.A. Traina, and W.H. Reich. J.D. Bowe has been elected assistant secretarytreasurer.
All of Prudential's former West Coast office locations have been acquired by Delta.
Delta's Atlantic Division will be headed by Capt. Daniel P.
Kirby, senior vice president, assisted by H.D. Hunter, vice president, Atlantic Division. Delta's Atlantic Division staff will be substantially expanded by the addition of many experienced former Prudential staff members at New York, Philadelphia, and Miami, including L.A. Viada, also elected a vice president, Atlantic Division.
key employees at its New Orleans, La., and Los Angeles, Calif., depots. Chuck Muller, former West Coast regional supervisor, has been promoted to West Coast regional manager. Mr. Muller is based out of the Los Angeles depot and will be responsible for service and sales support on the West Coast. In
Sohio Oil Company, has agreed to acquire a West Coast refinery and marketing assets from Mobil Oil. The action marks the company's first move to the West Coast as a refiner and marketer. As part of the transaction, Sohio Oil is purchasing Mobil's 79,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Ferndale, Wash., and
increases the ea?e with which cargo is shipped to such places as the Scandinavian countries. With its newly approved West Coast service, West Coast shippers will be provided with a weekly service to the Continent and United Kingdom via the Port of Chicago, where GLE's containerships will
Gulf of Mexico, will probably cease at some time in the next several years. Producers of Alaskan North Slope crude prefer to sell their crude to West Coast refiners, given the cost of transporting it to East Coast refiners. If the ban on exporting Alaskan North Slope crude oil is removed, some
, operate from both U.S. coasts. One route, with six vessels, connects the U.S. East Coast to the Caribbean, Central America, and ports on the west coast of South America. From U.S. West Coast ports, another fleet of six vessels sails around South America and to the west coast of South America
total number of short duration jobs (i.e., less than six months) over the FY 1990-91 period will be divided roughly 50/50 between the East and West Coasts. The East Coast is expected to perform 186 short term availabilities over the two-year period, while the West Coast is scheduled to handle 187
the Panama Canal in tankers up to approximately 60,000 dwt for delivery to U.S. Gulf and East Coast refineries. Transshipment via Pacific waters to West Coast refineries lacking deepwater ports capable of accommodating supertankers is also a possibility. According to Northville, the West Coast of Panama
Hansen and Tidemann, Inc., has announced the opening of its first West Coast office in San Francisco to provide a broader range of service to its customers in the West. George Mitchell, with some 20 years in the transportation industry, has been named regional manager for the West Coast. Hansen
the transfer of Ed Britz. This office is located at 110 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, N.J. 07039, and is under the direction of Robert Markoff. West Coast operations are managed by William F. (Bill) Lawless. The physical location is 18872 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 250, Irvine, Calif. 92715. This
David L. Abbott has joined Konel Corporation as West Coast Area manager. The appointment was announced by Ken Leondar, general manager of the South San Francisco, Calif.-based marine electronics and communications company. Mr. Abbott will be responsible for dealer relations on the West Coast and
, responsible for the company's maritime satellite services sales efforts within the shipping, fishing and offshore markets located on the West Coast. Mr. Taricco, who is based in Seattle, will also manage West Coast sales/service of SeaPhoneSM, a new telephone system designed especially for
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