Stevedoring Companies Cited For Reducing Accidents On Piers
Seventeen stevedoring and marine terminal companies were honored in New York City for safety efforts over the past two years that helped reduce the frequency of accidents among some 11,000 waterfront workers in the bistate Port of New York and New Jersey. They were cited at a special awards luncheon sponsored by the New York Shipping Association, the management group that represents port employers in collective bargaining with union longshoremen, and helps coordinate safety programs run by the individual companies.
The event attracted upward of 210 leaders of marine industry management, longshore labor, the Federal Government and the City of New York, among others.
NYSA president James J. Dickman noted that the gathering at the Downtown Athletic Club was the largest w a t e r f r o n t safety function ever held in the port. "This is a fitting climax to the efforts of both labor and management to make marine facilities in the New York-New Jersey Harbor as safe as possible. The success of these efforts is a testament to our commitment to advance the safety and health of the longshoremen and others who work on the piers," he said. Included among the guests were Vice Adm. Robert I. Price, Coast Guard Commander of the Atlantic Area and the Third District; Anthony Gliedman, Commissioner of New York City's Department of Ports and Terminals; Nicholas A. Di Archangel, Area Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the U.S. Department of Labor, and Capt. S. Fraser Sammis, General Chairman of the Marine Section of the National Safety Council.
Also participating were Thomas W. Gleason, president of the International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO; Anthony M.
Scotto, an ILA vice president and head of the union's Local 1814 in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the presidents of many of the port stevedoring companies and union locals.
The three types of awards and the winning organizations are listed in alphabetical order as follows: Trophies — United Terminals, Inc., Bayonne, N.J.; Universal Maritime Service Corp., New York, N.Y.
Plaques — Howland Hook Marine Terminal Corp., Staten Island, N.Y.; Maher Terminals, Inc., Jersey City, N.J.
Citations — Hamilton Marine Contracting Co. Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.; Frank J. Holleran, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.; International Terminal Operating Co. Inc., New York, N.Y.; Lee & Palmer, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.; Maersk Container Service Co. Inc., New York, N.Y.; Maher Terminals, Inc., Jersey City, N.J.; R. Martorella & Co. Inc., New York, N.Y.; John W. McGrath Corp., New York, N.Y.; Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc., New York, N.Y.; Northeast Marine Terminal Co. Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.; Pittston Stevedoring Corp., New York, N.Y.; Prolerized Schiabo-Neu Co., New York, N.Y.; Quin Marine Services, Inc., New York, N.Y.; Universal Maritime Service Corp., New York, N.Y., and Weeks Stevedoring Co. Inc., Cranford, N.J.
The companies are among some 135 ship industry employers represented by New York Shipping Association in collective bargaining and contract administration with ILA in the New York and New Jersey seaport. In addition to stevedores and marine terminal operators, they include ocean carriers who transport passengers and cargoes by vessel through the harbor.