Lannaman and Morris Shipping to celebrate 45th anniversary

Senior staff reporter

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Jamaica's leading logistics, cargo and cruise agent, Lannaman and Morris Shipping Ltd, will be celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, with a range of activities to commemorate its contributions to the development of shipping in Jamaica.The celebrations kick off on Sunday, May 28, with a thanksgiving service, and will continue throughout the week with a series of events geared towards celebrating the contributions of the staff supported by their families, as well as highlighting the journey of the company from its inception.

Established in 1973, Lannaman and Morris Shipping is regarded as one of the best known and most widely respected shipping agents in Jamaica and the Caribbean. The company represents 70 per cent of all cruise lines visiting Jamaica, and 15 per cent of cargo tonnage entering the island's ports.

Lannaman and Morris Shipping Ltd has also managed the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal on behalf of The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) and the Government for over 40 years. The terminal is ranked in the top 12 cruise terminals in the western hemisphere by Lloyds of London, and is the most profitable and efficient cruise terminal in Jamaica.

Harry Maragh, chairman and chief executive officer of Lannaman and Morris Shipping since 1997, said the company's success is due to its strong customer base and excellent teamwork.

He said from its inception in 1972, it was a force to be reckoned with in the shipping industry, and was unique, in that its founders - Vance Lloyd Lannaman and Ainsley Morris — who were versed in handling cargo and cruise vessels, respectively, created a rare combination that made it a genuine success.

Maragh has been paying tribute to the company's staff and clients whose loyalty has made its success easily sustainable.

“We couldn't have reached this mark without the loyal support of our clients over the years, but more so, this is a marked achievement for the team, our staff members who have dedicated themselves to improving service delivery, upholding our strong values and building the company into one of the best in this part of the world,” Maragh stated.

He said that throughout its years of operation, the company has developed into a highly diversified maritime group, with a wide range of commercial interests, including port and terminal management, logistics and supply chain management, and international transport and management consultancy.

Additionally, the company is currently the appointed agent for a number of internationally known carriers and major tramp-type operations.

Lannaman & Morris Shipping was established by Vance Lannaman and Ainsley Morris in 1972. It was purchased by Harry Maragh in 1997. Since its inception, the company has represented major shipping lines, including Evergreen Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Carnival Cruise Line.

The anniversary activities will conclude on June 3, with a banquet and long-service awards function to honour staff members. An Open House and Customer Appreciation Day is scheduled for May 29 at its Newport West head office.




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