McLean Named Man Of The Century; Lowman Earns Humanitarian Award

Monday, July 12, 1999
The Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey sponsored a tribute to Malcolm P. McLean, founder of Container Shipping and George F. Lowman, chairman and chief executive officer, Farrell Lines at the International Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on the evening of May 12, 1999. Held in the Delegates Dining Room of the United Nations, the gala event honored McLean, who is the founder of Container Shipping as Man of the Century and Lowman, who received the Hall of Fame's premiere Humanitarian Award. Described by Forbes Magazine as "one of the few men who changed the world," McLean founded the trucking company that bears his name in 1934 - which later became one of the largest trucking firms in the U.S. After divesting his company to establish McLean Industries, he introduced what would later become an innovation for the 20th Century - container shipping through Sea-Land Service. Using his own means, McLean established this concept which eventually set Sea-Land up for rank as the world's largest shipping company. Sea Land was later sold to R.J. Reynolds in 1969. McLean continued his presence in the maritime industry almost 30 years later when, in 1992, he formed the foundation for Trailer Bridge - the first company to construct vessels specifically for 53 ft. (16.1 m) containers. The only individual, (according to New York Exchange Officials), to have found five public companies -- three of which are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, McLean has garnered an impressive list of awards and citations throughout his career. Namely, the American Legion Merchant Marine Award, presented to McLean in 1958 at the White House by then-President Dwight Eisenhower, as well as an appointment in 1970 by former President Richard Nixon to serve on the Commission on International Trade and Investment Policy.

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Royston Appoints New US Distributor

Diesel power engineering specialist Royston has appoint a new U.S.-based distributor, citing growing interest in its advanced Enginei marine fuel management and monitoring systems.

SSI Hires Holder for US Sales

SSI has hired CAD/CAM specialist Robert Holder as part of its sales force in the U.S. market.    According to SSI, the hiring is intended to meet the expanding

MacGregor Wins Orders for Pusnes Deck Machinery

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, announced it has secured orders for a series of Pusnes deck machinery packages for several shipowners. The Pusnes equipment has been


U.S. Ups Philippines Aid as South China Sea Turmoil Builds

The United States has raised its military aid to the Philippines this year to $79 million, the U.S. ambassador said on Wednesday, as tension rises in the region

BWM Convention Doesn't Resolve U.S. Issues - ICS

ICS notes that the IMO Secretary General has announced that the Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force worldwide from 24 November 2016, following

Maritime Cook Islands Expands Network to India

Maritime Cook Islands (“MCI”), the leading ship registry, has recently established its presence in India with the appointment of two deputy registrars (“DR”),

Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0944 sec (11 req/sec)