Tuesday, April 13, 2010

American Shipping Group Promotes Two Execs

Saltchuk subsidiary American Shipping Group, the parent of ocean carriers Sea Star Line and Totem Ocean Trailer Express, has announced two executive management promotions.

Frank Peake has been named as vice president of the Federal Way, Wash.-based ASG and Steve Hastings has been named as president of Sea Star Line.

In his new role, Peake – who has served the past six year as Sea Star president – will be charged with strategic planning for the three ASG subsidiaries, including Sea Star, Totem, and Interocean American Shipping.

American Shipping Group Chairman Tim Engle said Peake will also assist in shaping ASG’s strategic vision.

Hastings, a 14-year veteran of Sea Star, has served in a number of key leadership roles at the carrier, most recently serving two years as Vice President, Operations.

The Jacksonville, Fla.-based Sea Star offers Jones Act carrier service between ports in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico.

Totem, also based in Federal Way, Wash., offers Jones Act ro/ro service between the Washington state Port of Tacoma and the Port of Anchorage in Alaska. Totem also offers trucking and rail service throughout the Lower 48 to and from its Tacoma terminal, as well as rail and trucking connecting service throughout Alaska.

Interocean is a technical ship management and ship crewing firm based in Moorestown, New Jersey.