ANERA IS PERMITTED
TO FIX CONTRACT ERRORThe Federal Maritime Commission has granted a request from the Asia North America Eastbound Rate Agreement to correct a clerical error in its service contract.
The conference asked permission to change a provision in the contract to indicate that the contract rates for store door delivery service to Memphis, Tenn., would include delivery charges.
Anera and shipper affidavits asserted it was the original intention to include the delivery charges in the service contract rates.
LIVERPOOL, England - Con-Carriers Ltd., an ocean freight consolidator, has launched regular consolidation services from Liverpool and London to New York, Chicago, Houston and Charleston, S.C.
Con-Carriers, a wholly owned subsidiary of San Francisco-based Harper Group, is located at Concourse House, Lime Street, Liverpool L1 1NY, England. The telephone number is (011-44) 51 709 1200, and the fax number is (011-44) 51 708 7836.
LITTON INDUSTRIES PROFIT
ROSE 6 PERCENT IN QUARTER
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Litton Industries Inc., a manufacturer of ships, automated factory equipment and electronic gear, said its profit rose 6 percent in the latest quarter.
Litton reported it earned $44.7 million, or $1.79 a share, in the third quarter of its fiscal year, up from $42 million, or $1.60 a share, a year earlier.
Sales in the quarter ended April 30 were $1.27 billion, up from $1.2 billion a year earlier.
In the first three quarters of its fiscal year, Litton had a profit of $131.7 million, or $5.19 a share, up from $123.3 million, or $4.67 a share, a year earlier.
Sales in the first nine months were $3.7 billion, up from $3.6 billion a year earlier.
Litton's operations include the Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
NY-NJ PORT AUTHORITY
SUED FOR DISCRIMINATION
NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors Wednesday sued the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey on charges of discriminating against women.
The Manhattan U.S. attorney's office claims the port authority violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by refusing to grant appropriate salary raises to three female employees, physically harassing them and retaliating against them when they complained of the abuses.
The civil suit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, seeks an injunction prohibiting the agency from committing further abuses and ordering it to carry out policies to provide equal employment opportunities.
The suit also seeks an unspecified amount of back pay for the women, who are still employed by the agency.
A spokesman for the port authority would not comment until it reviewed the suit.
E.N. BISSO AND SON
EXPANDS TOW SERVICE
NEW ORLEANS - E.N. Bisso and Son Inc., an established New Orleans provider of towing, heavy-lift and marine contracting services at the Port of New Orleans, has branched out into ocean towing.
The company said the U.S. Coast Guard has agreed to allow three of its most powerful tugs to be used for offshore work, providing assistance in rig towing, salvage and long-distance barge towing. The service will be offered along the Atlantic Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the Mississippi River, said Capt. Ralph Diaz, general manager.