Industry veteran Joseph F. Daly, dies at 91

Friday, April 15, 2005
Longtime industry veteran Joseph F. Daly passed away on April 2, 2005. He was 91 years old. Joseph F. Daly began his career in the transportation industry in 1947 when he joined F. W. Hartmann directly out of the armed forces. A veteran of the US Army, Daly enlisted at age 17 and returned from active duty with the rank of Captain after fighting in the Pacific during WWII. Daly later served as President of F. W. Hartmann, a major steamship agent and freight broker that represented Hansa Line, National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, Black Star line, Maritima Andina and others. F.W. Hartmann, together with Norton Lilly, would later form Containership Agency Inc. (CAI), a steamship agency representing Italian Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company. CAI later changed its name to MSC (USA) Inc., whose principal is now the world’s second largest containership operator in the world. “Having served under Mr. Daly for several years, together with Peter W. Hartmann and Rolf D. Hartmann, we developed a great respect for the integrity of this man,” said Nicola Arena, president of MSC (USA) Inc. “He was truly a moral role model and mentor to those of us fortunate enough to have worked with him.” Joseph F. Daly is survived by his wife, Virginia, two children, Michael and Peggy, and several grandchildren.

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