NACA ALIGNS WITH AUSTRALIAN FREIGHT SERVICES
'''The NACA Group, a corporation formed by non-vessel-operating common carriers Direct Container Line, Brennan International and Conterm Consolidation Services, said Monday it has aligned itself with Australian Freight Services.
''''AFS, formed in 1980, is Australia's largest neutral ocean consolidator, moving more than 30,000 TEUs a year. AFS has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbaine, Adelaide, Fremantle, Auckland, Wellington, Noumea, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
''''Stephen Rieson has been named chief operating officer of the new AFS and will become a member of the senior NACA management in Australia. He will be based in AFS's new head office in Sydney.
'''''The new AFS will act as a separate operating company, except in the USA where it will be an operational unit of Brennan International Transportation,' said Owen G. Glenn, chairman and chief executive officer of NACA. 'It will have its own sales and customer service staff in the USA. The new AFS will offer an extended range of import and export services, but it will concentrate on its service strengths in the Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands trade lanes.'
''''NACA has also recently acquired neutral air-freight consolidator UAC.
''''The NACA group was originally founded as a shippers association by the neutral ocean freight NVOCCs. The companies created the corporation earlier this summer.