Senior OOCL executive Allan dies
Courtenay Allan, director of the transatlantic trade at OOCL (Europe) Ltd., died last Friday following injuries sustained on board the “OOCL Montreal” in the port of Le Havre.
Well-known in shipping circles, Allan has worked for the liner shipping industry since 1967, when he first became involved in the North Atlantic trade. He was regarded as one of the most experienced liner executives in the transatlantic trade, covering both U.S. and Canadian services.
Early in his career, Allan worked for the Europe/Canada operator Manchester Liners, which was subsequently acquired by the Tung group. He was also involved from the very early days of the north Europe/Montreal “St. Lawrence Coordinated Service” vessel-sharing agreement of OOCL and partners.
Allan has also been active in the workings of the transatlantic conferences, and represented OOCL’s interests in dealings with government regulators.