Crowley Named President Of Newly Organized States Africa Line
States Africa Line has announced the appointment of veteran steamship industry executive James T. Crowley as president of the recently formed ocean cargo carrier that provides liner services between U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports and South and East Africa.
According to the New Jerseybased ship line, Mr. Crowley will direct the operations of three highly efficient, multi-purpose cargo vessels that the company is using to link New York, Baltimore, Hampton Roads, Savannah, New Orleans, Houston, and other U.S. ports with ports in South Africa and elsewhere on the East Coast of Africa.
Mr. Crowley previously served over long periods as a key executive with vessel operators in U.S. foreign commerce, including that as senior vice president with Moore McCormack Line. Also, for several, he held a top position with the Maritime Administration, heading the U.S. effort to promote American-flag shipping.
According to the new president, States Africa Lines' current service plans call for monthly sailings of company ships that are specially designed for moving cargo liner trade and bulk shipments.