October '89/March '90 Liner Rates Announced By Military Sealift Command

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command announced the acceptance of rates offered by 16 U.S.-flag ocean carriers under its container and shipping agreements for the period October 1, 1989 through March 31, 1990.

In the upcoming six-month cycle, the Department of Defense will ship approximately 2.4 million measurement tons representing approximately $200 million in prospective revenue to ocean carriers operating U.S.-flag ships.

For the first time, rates were accepted for the October 1989- March 1990 cycle from Sea Barge Group, Inc. of Miami, Fla., and Pearcy Marine, Inc. of Houston, Texas. These two carriers will provide service from the U.S. East Coast, Gulf Coast and West Coast to Panama. In addition, expanded service will be available from the U.S.

East Coast to Europe with service offered by American Auto Carriers/ Autoship Joint Service of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and Marine Car Carriers, Inc. of Secaucus, N.J.

Rates also were accepted from the following companies with prior contracts with MSC: Afram Lines (USA), Ltd.; American President Lines, Ltd.; American Transport Line, Ltd.; Central Gulf Lines, Inc.; Crowley Caribbean Transport, Inc.; Dock Express Contractors, Inc.; Farrell Lines, Inc.; Lykes Brothers Steamship Co., Inc.; Matson Navigation Company, Inc.; Sea-Land Service, Inc.; Topgallant Group, Inc.; and Waterman Steamship Corporation.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 32,  Oct 1989

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