MARITIME BRIEFS

MARITIME BRIEFS

POL TAPS NORTON LILLY

AS GULF, S. ATLANTIC AGENT

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - Polish Ocean Lines will hire Norton Lilly International as its agent in the South Atlantic region as of Dec. 1, abandoning efforts to sell its own services in those areas, sources said Friday.

Norton Lilly, one of the largest U.S. steamship agents, will represent Polish Ocean Lines in Miami and other areas in the South Atlantic and Gulf. Norton Lilly is based in Secaucus, N.J.

"With the expansion of the service we need to improve our efforts and that is the way to do it," said Barry Indig, vice president of sales at Gdynia America Line Inc., Polish Ocean Line's U.S. agent.

MEETING TO FEATURE

SHIPPERS' PERSPECTIVE

NEW YORK - A panel discussion on the shippers' perspective of a Mercer Management study titled "Carrier Image Versus Reality" will be featured at the Dec. 8 meeting of the Association of Steamship Advertising and Promotion.

Jose Rivera, traffic manager of Cobraz Brazilian Coffee Inc., William Maron, president of Maron Shipping Agency Inc., and Steve Shyne of the international traffic division of Pfizer International Inc., will be on the panel.

Peter Finnerty, vice president of public affairs for Sea-Land Service Inc., will be the featured speaker.

The luncheon meeting will be held at the Whitehall Club, 17 Battery Place. For more information, contact Dorothy Rosciszewski, ASAP treasurer, at (212) 435-6610.