Port gains another shipping lineA shipping line serving...


August 10, 1993

Port gains another shipping line

A shipping line serving the Commonwealth of Independent States, Turkey, Greece and Lebanon began calling on the port of Baltimore yesterday, Gov. William Donald Schaefer said.

TC The American-Russia-Turkey Ocean Navigation Shipping Lines initiated service to Baltimore with the arrival of the MV Tiksi.

ART is owned by Istanbul, Turkey-based Alyans/Tempo Shipping Group of Companies, which has been active in the former Soviet Union since the fall of communism. The company will provide monthly noncontainerized, or break bulk, and roll-on, roll-off service to Baltimore.

Perdue Farms president named

Robert A. Turley, former president of a North Carolina turkey company, has been named president of Perdue Farms Inc.

Mr. Turley, 54, worked for Perdue briefly in the mid-1980s as manager of broiler production on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia.

A former president of Carolina Turkey of Mount Olive, N.C., he replaces Pelham Lawrence, who died in January.

Unisys plans major reorganization

Unisys Corp., the computer and defense company, announced a major reorganization to highlight its fast-growing workstation and software lines and de-emphasize military work.

The Blue Bell, Pa.-based company also said that Reto Braun, its president and chief operating officer, has resigned. His positions have been eliminated by the reorganization.

The restructuring at Unisys, which has a sales office in Hunt Valley, will not result in layoffs, said Peter Hynes, a Unisys spokesman.

USF&G elects two directors

USF&G Corp. elected Michael J. Birck and Anne Marie Whittemore directors, boosting the board to 14 from 12 members. Mr. Birck is a founder of Tellabs Inc. in Lisle, Ill., and has served as its president and chief executive since 1975. Ms. Whittemore, a partner with Mcguire, Woods, Battle & Boothe of Richmond, is also chairman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Video games for travelers

Bored travelers will soon be able to fill time with the likes of Super Mario Brothers as Nintendo of America Inc. installs its video games and other services on airplane seats, hotel rooms and cruise ships.

Nintendo said it has reached agreements with Northwest Airlines, Sheraton hotels and Holland America Line-Westours Inc.

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