Murray Named Executive Director Of St. John Port Development Commission
Ralph B. Murray has been appointed executive director of the Saint John Port Development Commission in New Brunswick, Canada, succeeding Murray McCavour, who has retired. The appointment was announced by Commission chairman Hugh McLellan.
Mr. Murray has spent 34 years in the marine industry in Saint John and, more recently, in Montreal. Before returning to Saint John he was with Manchester Liner Services (Canada) Inc. He joined Furness Withy and Company Ltd. in 1950. Noting the $200 million spent in port development over the past decade, Mr. Murray said, "marketing and promoting Saint John and its facilities is our continuing mission. We're the 'have-it-all' port in Eastern Canada with facilities, labor, and location as well as public and private investment that should be considered by shipowner, exporter, and importer." Mr. McCavour served as executive director of the Commission for the past 18 years, during which time the port took on major building programs in terminals for containers, forestry products, general cargo, potash, and year-round terminal development.