M a r i t i m e Administration Names George Bornkessel To N e w Orleans Post

F.X. McNerney, Director of the Maritime Administration's Central Region, announced that George T. Bornkessel has been named Region Port Development Officer in the Office of Port and Intermodal Development in New Orleans, La.

In his new assignment, Mr.

Bornkessel is responsible for initiating, developing, and conducting programs to promote the development and utilization of ports and port facilities; conducting Region port emergency planning; promoting the National Defense Executive Reserve Program; developing internal plans for continuity of government; and coordinating these activities with other Mar Ad offices, Federal agencies, state and local entities and counterpart activities in commerce transport activities.

The Central Region extends from the Gulf of Mexico to the northern borders of Nebraska, Iowa, and Kentucky (comprising 12 Gulf and central Mississippi River Basin States, plus western Florida).

Until recently, Mr. Bornkessel served as manager, Southern Division of United Brands Company (successor to the United Fruit Company). As manager, Southern Division, Mr. Bornkessel supervised activities of manager of terminal and vessel operations, breakbulk banana stevedoring operations, breakbulk general cargo operations, and ro/ro general cargo stevedoring in various Gulf ports. Previously, he served in various other capacities over a period of 35 years for the United Fruit Company.

He is a graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College, and currently holds a master's license in the merchant marine.

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