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.
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.
Malcom P. McLean - Man Of The Century
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
"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.
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.
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.
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.