Jumbo America, Inc.—New Heavy-Lift Co. Formed

Norton, Lilly & Co., Inc., general agents for Jumbo Shipping Co., S.A., Geneva, has announced the formation of a new company named Jumbo America, Inc., which will be headquartered in Houston, Texas. This new company, solely owned by Jumbo Shipping Co., S.A., will devote itself to serving shippers in the U.S. Gulf area, and will be represented nationwide by the 24 offices of Norton, Lilly & Co.

Jumbo is one of the largest carriers of heavy-lift project cargoes in the world, and now manages a fleet of 11 modern vessels.

These vessels are capable of lifting pieces which weigh from 60 metric tons to 700 metric tons, and are also especially fitted to handle large dimensional deck cargo up to 95 by 8.4 meters.

Per Haugaard will head the new office in Houston. Mr. Haugaard comes to Jumbo America with experience in the heavy-lift project field gained through his association with J.S. Connor, Inc.

of Baltimore, Md.

The address of the new office is: Jumbo America, Inc., 1121 Walker Street, Suite 508, Houston, Texas 77002, telephone (713) 225-0444.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 52,  Mar 1980

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