Seventh Annual International Maritime Hall of Fame Awards

Harbor Safety Committee Recap 2000

Malcom McLean and George F. Lowman receive special honors at the International Maritime Hall of Fame Awards

Harbor Safety Committee Recap 1999

Third Annual High Speed Ferry Conference

Year 2000 Maritime Issues Conference


Maritime Association of the Port of
New York and New Jersey


Malcom McLean, Man of the Century, Founder of Container Shipping, George F. Lowman, Chairman of Farrell Lines, Inc., World Humanitarian,
Were Honored at International Maritime Hall of Fame at UN, May 12

Malcom McLean, Man of the Century, the founder of container shipping, along with six other maritime leaders, was honored at The International Maritime Hall of Fame on May 12, 1999, sponsored by The Maritime Association of the Port of New York/New Jersey. The honors were presented at the United Nations in New York City.

 

Honored at this annual event are individuals and organizations which have benefited the maritime industry with technological advancements, superior quality of service, outstanding foresighted leadership, and unique individual achievements which have been recognized worldwide.

1999 inductees for the International Maritime Hall of Fame were Malcom P. McLean, founder of container shipping; George F. Lowman, Chairman of Farrell Lines, Inc., recipient of the first-ever World Humanitarian Award; Professor Francesco Berlingieri, President, Comité Maritime International in Genoa, Italy; Richard "Skip" Hayward, Vice Chairman, Mashantucket Pequot Nation's Tribal Council and Chairman, Pequot River Shipworks; ADM Robert E. Kramek, President, ABS, Americas; Guy E.C. Clay Maitland, Principal, International Registries, Inc.; and Patricia Martin, Director, Department of the Department of Consular and Maritime Affairs for the Republic of Panama.

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Malcom P. McLean - Man Of The Century

Malcom P. McLean is the Man of the Century. Forbes Magazine described the acclaimed founder of container shipping as "one of the few men who changed the world."

In 1934 Malcom McLean founded McLean Trucking Company which became one of the nation's largest trucking firms. In 1955 the trucking company was divested to establish McLean Industries, Inc.

In 1955 Malcom McLean used his own resources and introduced the concept of container shipping through Sea-Land Service which then became the world's largest shipping company. Sea-Land was sold to R.J. Reynolds in 1969. By 1985, he built U.S. Lines into the world's largest container shipping company. And in 1992, he started Trailer Bridge, Inc., the world's first company to build vessels exclusively for 53 foot containers. Mr. McLean is the sole individual, according to New York Stock Exchange officials, to found five public companies, three of which are listed on the NYSE.

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George Lowman Honored as World Humanitarian

The recipient of the first-ever World Humanitarian Award given at the International Maritime Hall of Fame by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York & New Jersey was George F. Lowman, Chairman of Farrell Lines, Inc.

With utmost and consistent generosity, George Lowman makes vessels and containers available along with expert carriage and delivery of goods when people of the world need food, medical supplies and emergency shelters. Farrell Lines, Inc., chaired by Mr. Lowman, has magnanimously opened its entire fleet to meet the world's humanitarian needs. Led by George Lowman, Farrell Lines is available for emergency relief supplies and is active on Africa's east and west coasts in addition to major runs in the Black, Adriatic, and Mediterranean Seas. For tremendous contributions and deeds, Mr. Lowman is graciously honored by the maritime industry in the area of shipping.

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Other Honored Awardees

ADM Robert E. Kramek, as Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, reorganized the Coast Guard, improved its service to the American public, and enhanced its reputation as Guardian of the Sea. Presently retired from the Coast Guard, he is President of ABS Americas, a division of the American Bureau of Shipping Companies.

Guy E.C. Maitland, as a principal of International Registries, Inc., administers the Liberian and Marshall Islands vessel and corporate registries, and is a managing member of Dunoon, LLC. He co-founded The Admiralty/Finance Forum and was a major role player in the bareboat registration provisions of the 1993 International Convention on Maritime Liens and Mortgages. He is an officer of The Shipping News, Inc., an Internet maritime data and information provider, focusing on ship registration and mortgage law, and vessel finance in general. Additionally, his personal generosity has fostered and perpetuated numerous maritime endeavors.

Richard "Skip" Hayward is Vice Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Nation's Tribal Council and Chairman of the Pequot River Shipworks. He is especially recognized for his leadership in the resurgence of American shipbuilding with new technologies, having introduced high speed ferry service in the northeastern United States. Furthermore, he established a shipbuilding company in New London, Connecticut.

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Professor Francesco Berlingieri, President, Comité Maritime International, Genoa, Italy, developed uniform international law in shipping and international trade through IMO, UNCTD and UNCITRAL. An eminent international maritime lawyer of Europe, he has had a great influence on the shipping and maritime law in many areas.

Patricia Martin, Director of the Department of Consular and Maritime Affairs for the Republic of Panama, directs the New York Representative Office, SEGUMAR, providing safety and technical matters to shipowners registered under the Panamanian flag. Formerly she was a liaison with European shipowners and agencies in Piraeus, Greece. She has approved vessel plans, installation of refrigeration system designs, hydrostatic and electric generator installations.

The International Maritime Hall of Fame made its debut as an annual event in 1993 and will continue to honor great contributors to the maritime industry into the third millennium through the proud sponsorship of The Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey.

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