MARITIME BRIEFS

MARITIME BRIEFS

NAVIERAS SIGNS DEAL

WITH MEAT DISTRIBUTOR

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Navieras de Puerto Rico, the state-owned carrier, said it signed an agreement to ship all of the products imported into the commonwealth by Packers Provision Co., a large wholesale meat distributor.

The time-volume agreement will cover the range of meat products distributed to supermarkets, hotels and restaurants.

MAINTENANCE CURBS USE

OF ILLINOIS RIVER LOCK

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Starved Rock lock on the Illinois River will be

closed to navigation for 10 hours a day through Saturday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced.

The lock, near Hennepin, Ill., will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while a conduit is installed above the lock.

The corps has instructed that during the closure periods tows should not tie up on the upper guide wall.

EES OPENS OFFICES

IN LONG BEACH, SEATTLE

LONG BEACH, Calif. - EES Shipping (Australia) Ltd. has opened offices in Long Beach, Calif., and Seattle, under the name EES Shipping (USA).

EES Shipping is a cargo consolidator (non-vessel-operating common carrier) established in Sydney, Australia, in 1980. It has six offices in Australia and three in New Zealand.