Ebeling and Magee to Receive USS AOTOS Award

Friday, June 18, 2004
The Ocean Sea Award will be presented to Raymond P. Ebeling, Chairman and President of American Roll-on Roll-off Carriers (ARC), and Robert P. Magee, Chairman and CEO of The American Shipping Group. The maritime industry¹s most prestigious honors will be awarded at a gala industry dinner and dance to be held at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, New York City, on November 5, 2004. John Bowers, Chairman of the USS AOTOS Committee and President of the International Longshoremen¹s Association, AFL-CIO, made the announcements. "These two industry leaders from management we salute this year represent the finest in American spirit," said Mr. Bowers. "Mr. Ebeling¹s career has spanned some of the finest companies in American shipping and Bob Magee has been a career maritime man at sea, on shore and in shipbuilding." Mr. Bowers added: "Our recipients have been selected by those who know them best--international transportation leaders who understand very well the challenges and issues that confront United States shipping and American seafarers and who wish to recognize leadership in this area." Raymond Ebeling and Robert Magee led the field of nominees for the award, solicited by USS from more than 200 maritime management, labor and government officials. All proceeds from the event benefit USS community services abroad for the U.S. merchant marine and those of other free world countries. Both recipients will share the evening with a group of American seafarers who will be honored for specific acts of bravery at sea. Mr. Ebeling has been President and Chairman of ARC, a U.S. flag liner service ocean carrier, since 1990. The carrier operates three American-flag ro-ro ships between the United States and Northern Europe, and two U.S. Flag ro-ro ships between the U.S. and Mediterranean and Black Seas, and carries most of the U.S. military vehicles in those trades. He is also President and Chairman of American Auto Logistics (AAL), a logistics management firm that manages the worldwide movement of military service member¹s vehicles for the Department of Defense. He also has been President of Wallenius Lines Holding Inc. (WLHI) since 1990. WLHI manages the U.S. interests of Wallenius Lines of Stockholm, Sweden, a privately held shipping company that owns one of the world¹s largest roll-on/roll-off shipping fleets. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines, the operating company. Prior to joining the Wallenius Group, he held several executive positions at Sea-Land Service, Inc., where he was Vice President Marketing and Pricing, Atlantic Group. He was also a Vice President for Sea-Train Lines. Mr. Ebeling has served on several advisory commissions to the U.S. Government including appointment by President Bush as Commissioner on the Advisory Commission on Conferences in Ocean Shipping. Ray Ebeling was awarded the National Transportation Award by the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) and the Herb Brand Award by the Maritime Ports Council for "dedication to a strong and viable American Maritime Industry." Mr. Ebeling is a native of Framingham, Mass., and presently resides in New Jersey with his wife Bonnie. He has received degrees in Economics from Bowdoin College and a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle University. Robert Magee¹s professional career has always been associated with the maritime industry. A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, he served as a deck officer before becoming a manager with Sun Shipbuilding, where he was instrumental in establishing a new Sun Shipbuilding subsidiary, Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE). Following a stint as Senior Vice President with Puerto Rico Marine Management, Inc., he returned to TOTE as Vice President and later as Chairman and CEO. The American Shipping Group he now heads is a holding company that comprises the blue water domestic and military support shipping businesses of Saltchuk Resources. These businesses include: Totem Ocean Trailer Express, which owns and operates five ships and 1,500 trailers and serves the mainland/Alaska trade; Sea Star Line L.L.C., which operates between Florida and Puerto Rico with two ro-ro/container vessels and is a partnership with Matson Navigation and Taino Star Investments, and Interocean Ugland Management, a technical ship management and ship crewing company that manages and operates 22 vessels
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