New Firm To Buy Five Vessels For Service Great Lakes To Europe

Great Lakes Atlantic Steamship Co., Suite 893, 1028 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, has filed an application with the Maritime Administration for an operatingdifferential subsidy contract for a proposed new U.S.-flag service. Following is the text of a news release issued by MarAd's Great Lakes Region Office: The U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has received an application for ope r a t i n g - d i f f e r e n t i a l subsidy (ODS) from Great Lakes-Atlantic Steamship Co. (GLAS) for a new U.S.-flag service proposed for Trade Area I Great Lakes-UK/ Continent.

Great Lakes Atlantic Steamship Co., incorporated in Michigan, July 20, 1978, intends to operate five vessels between Great Lakes ports of Chicago, Detroit, and Montreal and Grangemouth, UK, Rotterdam and Bremerhaven. The liner service is scheduled to offer weekly service with minimum of 48 sailings beginning April 1979. The applicant intends to purchase five C-4 type vessels either fully or partially containerized. The GLAS service expects to compete successfully for a substantial share of the containerized cargo now moving on the Canadian land bridge. Alternate service during the winter months will be offered from Albany, N.Y.

Officers of the company are John P. Fitzpatrick, chairman of the board, director and president; Joseph D. Donahue, vice president; James T. Reilly, secretary and treasurer, and Richard N. Sharood, trustee.

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