Galleon Shipping Expands— Adding 9 Multipurpose Ships

G a l l e o n S h i p p i n g Corporation has announced a major expansion of its liner service with the recent sailing from the Philippines to Los Angeles, Calif., of the M/S Galleon Topaz, the first of nine multipurpose ships newly acquired by the Philippineflag carrier. Three ships following the Topaz sailing from Manila are the M/S Galleon Amethyst, M/S Galleon Sapphire, and M/S Galleon Onyx. Five new vessels are scheduled for delivery beginning August 1980.

Presently, the Galleon fleet consists of five conventional ships.

The acquisition of these vessels represents a major capital investment for Galleon Shipping of over $150 million. This expansion is designed to provide a more efficient monthly service which will be increased in the fall of 1980. The major focus of this expansion is the introduction of a container service. In addition, the new Galleon vessels will provide space for breakbulk, unitize cargo, rolling stocks, and heavy lifts.

Galleon Shipping Corporation, a Philippine- flag carrier, provides a regular service between the Philippines and major Atlantic, U.S. Gulf and California ports. It is a subsidiary of Construction Development Corporation of the Philippines (CDCP).

Transpacific Transportation Co. represents Galleon Shipping in the U.S. West Coast, with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif. Trans Asia Marine Corporation is the general agent for the Eastern United States and Eastern Canada.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 47,  Feb 1980

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