More than 125 people participated on May 30 in the annual Puget Sound Ports Council luncheon in which the head of union-contracted Alaska Tanker Company was named the council’s Maritime Person of the Year.
Anil Mathur, who serves as president and CEO of the U.S-flag operation, saluted all those who work for the company to make it a success. He spoke about how important it is to have good and solid labor/management relations. Mathur also spoke of how proud he is that Alaska Tanker is a safe workplace as well as safe for the environment.
PMC President Vince O’Halloran noted that among those in attendance were representatives from the local shipping industry; from federal, state and local government offices; and from the labor community including Washington State Labor Council President Jeff Johnson and Puget Sound Metal Trades Council Secretary-Treasurer Harry Thompson.
Held at the Catholic Seaman’s Club in Seattle, O’Halloran added, “We were very happy with the way it went. It was a pretty good success.”