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 The newspaper for the men and women of CP Ships
No 91 December 1979
A merry Christmas
and a happy New Year
to all our readers
CP Trader had a rather
unusual officer aboard
when she left Tilbury
on her regular North
Atlantic container run
Unusual, not because
the officer in question
was a woman — CP
Ships currently has a
female electronics officer and three lady
cadets — but because
Second Officer Rosalind
Brayfield (pictured)
belongs to the . . .
Women's Royal Navy.
And what was even
more unusual was that
Rosalind's trip with CP
Trader marked the first
time that a Wren officer
has travelled on a Merchant ship as part of the
liaison scheme which
currently operates between the two navies.
Up until now, only
male Royal Naval officers had travelled on
liaison trips — which
began back in 1950 and
which aim among other
things to foster a mutual
understanding between
the two services.
NAMES for the four Imco
Class product tankers recently ordered by CP (Bermuda)
have been chosen.
And in line with 14 vessels
already in the fleet, they have
all been named after Canadian forts.
They are Forts Assiniboine,
Gary, Rouge and Toronto.
All four 31,500 cwt vessesls
are being constructed by the
Sanoyasu Dockyard Company of Japan.
The first of the new vessels,
the Fort Assiniboine was
scheduled for launching just
as this edition of Seanews
went to press. CP (Bermuda)
is expecting to take delivery
at the end of May next year.
Also stated for delivery
next year are the Fort Gary
(August) and Fort Rouge
(end of October), while the
Fort Toronto is due to be
handed over to the company
at the end of January 1981.
Getting TUGether and taking a crack at Christmas in this seasonal snapshot are some of our London
staff with the latest line in bulk containers. Left to right: Julie Morris, June Theobold, Terry Bur-
Norman Sayers, Gill Wilmott and Debbie Cooke.
CANADIAN PACIFIC'S shipping operation has continued on its
course of improved performance with a consolidated net income of
C.$18.4 million for the first nine months of 1979.
—Ttee-resuits reflect an  f~ — _-~—
£% available
impressive upturn of
C$30.1 million from the
loss reported for the same
period last year.
CP (Bermuda) reported a
nine month income of
C$14.9 million in contrast to
a loss of C$11.5 in the comparable period a year ago.
Continuation of strong market rates for tankers and large
bulkers throughout the nine-
month period accounted for
this improvement.
And while major uncertainties still surround the
world oil situation, shipping
markets — particularly for
product tankers — are expected to have benefited
from the usual seasonal
stockpiling of oil by the end
of this year. Prospects for dry
bulk vessels are also encouraging.
A further improved result
was reported by Canadian
Pacific Steamships, who
showed a net income of
C$3.6 million for the nine
months — reflecting both
better freight rates and increased container carryings
— despite having incurred a
loss of C$1 million in the
first quarter this year.
Reported nine-month net
income for Canadian Pacific
overall was a record C$368
million, an increase on the
corresponding period of
Of that total, CP Investments contributed
C$235.9 million, CP Rail
C$70 million, CP Air
C$18.5 million and
miscellaneous investments
C$12.6 million.
Of the transportation arm,
only CP Trucks showed a loss
in the latest period (C$1.5
m) and this result reflected
primarily a strike which shut
down CP Express operations
for a total of 40 days in the
third quarter.
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Dinner and Dance being Jjft
&? held on December 18 at if
s4j the Elizabethan Suite,
J J Gresham Street, London,
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*j£ dancing from 8.30 pm toi
5ft midnight — disco and j
T? band alternating.
Tickets are on sale from $
s4J Karen Simester (Fleet Per-j
£| sonnel Dept.), at 50v
fA Finsbury Square from 3i
tL pm to 4 pm daily. \
CP TRANSPORT (London) will commence its 1980
trucking operation with a new look fleet as a result of its
continuing vehicle replacement programme.
heavyweight container loads
of up to 22 tons.
The most recent of the new
additions — five more
M.A.N, units — had arrived
shortly before this issue of
Seanews was distributed.
Commented Colin Edwards, general manager, CP
Transport: "The addition of
three new types of tractor
supplementing our existing
Atkinson units — should
enable us to offer a more versatile range of service to the
"All of the new vehicles
meet EEC standards and offer up-rated weight/power
ratio and excellent all round
operational efficiency.''
The programme, which
aimed at bringing a more
diverse haulage capability to
the company's operation in
the South East, has seen the
introduction of three different truck types into the
First of the new units to arrive were six M.A.N. 16/280s
last year.
March of this year saw the
arrival of the first of five
Scania Ills. The second arrived just recently and three
more are due by the end of
this year.
In July the company took
delivery of its first Volvo F7
with a second arriving two
months later. These tractors
are being used specifically for
new MD
chairman and managing
director of Canadian Pacific
Steamships Ltd., has
announced the appointment
of Mr D.R. Newbery as
managing director, Container
Services Division.
Mr Newbery will have
overall executive responsibility for that division and reporting to him will be: Mr D.P.
Peadon, as general manager,
operations and systems services; Mr R.A.R. Vartan,
general manager marketing
and sales; Mr W.J. Ryan,
now designated general
manager, North America; Mr
J.F. Davies, regional
manager UK; Mr J. Van der
Hoop, regional manager
Taking care of finance
Mike Lamb
LONDON — Canadian
Pacific Steamships has
announced the appointment
of Mike W. Lamb (46) as
financial controller. He joins
Canadian Pacific from
Reuters, for whom he spent
seven years as financial
manager with a responsibility
for long-range planning and
the improvement of management information systems.
Prior to joining Reuters,
Mr Lamb was management
consultant with chartered accountants Tansley Witt and Co.
Born in Cornwall, Mr
Lamb was formerly with
Fraser and Neave Ltd in
Singapore where he spent 10
years holding various
accounting positions before
being appointed development
Married with two
daughters, Mr Lamb is a Fellow of the Institute of Cost
and Management Accountants and the Institute of
Management Services. He is
also a Member of the Society
for Long Range Planning.
JUDGING by the response
we've received in the
past, Seanews offers have
been going down very well
with all its readers. So,
we've put together a real
bumper package —
repeating popular lines
previously featured and
introducing new ones.
We are now able to offer
"T" and sweatshirts featuring the two flags denoting
"€" and "P" and the
message "proceeding to
your assistance" — which
under the International
Code of Signals is precisely
what "CP" stands for.
Also available are the
recently produced second
series of CP  Ships mugs
PLEASE SEND ME (enter in squares the quantity
□ CP Proceeding/CP story sweatshirt(s)
□ CP Proceeding/CP story T-shirt(s)
D CP Ships Sportstar tracksuits(s)
(delete where not applicable)
D Set(s) of mugs
I enclose cheque/postal order for
(make payable to: CP Ships)
NAME    . .
which feature CP Ships past
and present with impressions    of    the    Minto
(1898-1954) and the CP
Trader. Made of the highest
quality   Staffordshire  pot
tery, the mugs are in complete sets of six.
Two old favourites which
have again become
available are CP Ships
Sportstar tracksuits and the
"T" sweatshirts bearing the
"Canadian Pacific Story."
The offer is open until
March 31,1980, and prices (including VAT, postage and
packaging in the UK) are:
CP Proceeding Sweatshirts
£4.45 (small) £4.50 (med) £4.55
(large) T-shirts £2.20 (small)
£2.25 (medium/large)
CP Story Sweatshirts £4.99
(all sizes) T-shirts £2.60 (small)
£2.65 (medium/large).
«     I
«       -y
Mugs £4.25 (set of six)
Tracksuits £10.20 (all sizes)
To order any of these
bargains, fill in the coupon and
send with your cheque or postal
order to: Ros Schwarz;
Seanews offers, Dept of PR &
Advertising, Canadian Pacific
Ltd., 50 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DD.
For some time now, CP Ships has been running a campaign aimed at bringing more
employee attention to the need for energy conservation. In this specially prepared
article for Seanews, Cyril Hughes, manager, technical services, outlines the company's policies regarding fuel conservation and the support needed from seagoing
staff to implement them.
IN THE foreseeable future, the availability and quality of fuel oil as supplied to merchant ships will deteriorate, and we look to our seastaff to help implement our
policies to combat this serious threat to both efficiency and economic operation.
Until quite recently, the
price of bunkers as a percentage of total operating costs
played a comparatively minor
role, and many shipowners
specified fuel-thirsty steam
and gas turbines to ease the
maintenance burden without
regard to the annual fuel bill
Most readers will be aware
of our continued support for
the slow speed direct drive
diesel, for even the: higher
powers required in our sphere
of operation and the decision
to adhere to this policy will
enhance the success of our
energy conservation campaign.
For current newbuildings
we have specified highly
efficient slower turning constant pressure turbocharged
main engines capable of
burning the poorest quality
fuel envisaged in the near
future. Ad4itionalIy, we hope
to use a shipboard blended
mixture of diesel and heavy
oil in the generators.
On existing vessels, we are
investigating various
measures to conserve energy
and these fall into two main
basic groups.
The first concerns improving engine efficiency. Conversion to constant pressure
turbocharging is possible for
some recent engines and is
one of several possibilities,
albeit the cost is high.
Another possibility is the
reduction of frictional resistance of the underwater hull
— and a self-polishing paint
is presently under evaluation.
Tests are presently being
carried out on a novel underwater air lubrication system
and preliminary results show
On a lesser scale buf equally important is the use of exhaust gas economisers,
especially those supplying
steam for turboalternators.
Combined boiler/incinerators make a contribution especially if slow steaming when the economiser output is reduced.
To combat the worsening
fuel quality, our philosophy
of retaining double stage
purification will pay
dividends as specific gravities
of the fuel increases and the
clarifier function, without
reliance on a water seal,
comes into its own.
The inport steam consumption on our tankers has
been cause for concern. So
much so that we have
specified electric hydraulic
deck machinery on our
newbuildings in a serious
move to reduce fuel consumption, especially during
the lengthy anchor periods
when   in   certain   instances,
SEASTAFF: A. Graveson,
third officer. K. Lee, third
officer. M. Lloyd, purser. G.
MacCourt, electronics officer. R. Robson, electronics
officer. D. Dixon, purser. C.
Graham, electrician. F.
Malyn, purser. D. Hatcher,
purser. S. Mortlock, third officer. K. Wharton, electronics officer. S. Harrison,
electronics officer.
SEASTAFF: D. Flint, to second officer. J. Lennon, to
third engineer. J. Lettice, to
fourth engineer. B. Clague,
to fourth engineer. K.
McStea, to fourth engineer.
S. Doyle, to fourth engineer.
J. Danagher, to third
engineer. M. Heffer, to second officer. B. Nicholls, to
third officer. J. Cartwright,
to third officer. S. Nelson, to
third officer. M. Kneen, to
third officer. P. Jolley, to
third officer. K. Ward, to
chief officer. S. Doyle, to
third officer.
HARRINGTON — to third
officer Mark Harrington and
his wife Lynn, daughter,
VICTORIA ANN, weighing
steam has been maintained
on deck.
In order to minimise the
steaming distance between ports,
we are evaluating satellite
navigational systems so that the
Navigating Officer can make a
significant contribution to
energy conservation.
Still under review — but
perhaps more for the future — is
the progress made on such controversial issues as nuclear propulsion. At the other end of the
scale, the return to sail is not to
be dismissed lightly.
I have, in a few words, outlined what we at head office are
contributing to the energy conservation programme. What can
shipstaff do as their contribution
with the limited means at their
Safety considerations are paramount, but systems in use unnecessarily, represent an energy
drain. Even a humble cabin light
left switched on at today's inflated diesel oil costs will set us
back some $50 per year. A boiler
steaming simply to maintain
steam on deck without actually
using the deck machinery could
easily cost $1,800 per day.
In between these two extremes,
a lot of scope exists for
judiciously curtailing unnecessary use of systems, and our
joint efforts will I feel sure, leave
us better placed to face the
Finally what is not realised by
many people is that every leak
represents a fuel, hence energy,
loss. As most leaks are discern-
able by even the most cursory of
inspections there is really no
excuse for allowing them to continue. In the final analysis money
is being poured down the drain
.each time there exists an
unrepaired leak.
In the news recently were these three cadets, who were
the first Bermudians to join Canadian Pacific's shipping
fleet just over a year ago.
The three, Edward Lawrence, Lome Bean and Leonard
de Silva (pictured in that order from left) are currently studying at South Shields in the northern UK.
But shortly before returning to their shore-based
studies, the three cadets were interviewed by a Bermu-
dian newspaper on their arrival back in Bermuda following
their initial sea period.
All three expressed a great deal of enthusiasm for their
sea-going life especially Lome who had never left Bermuda prior to serving on the Port Vancouver and Prt
"When you come back to the island, you look at Bermuda differently — and it appears somewhat confined,"
he told the Royal Gazette.
Leonard and Edward served their initial seatime
together on the Fort Nelson and the I.D. Sinclair.
Captain Dick Jeans (right) is pictured paying tribute at the Merchant Navy Memorial, Tower Hill, London, during the Remembrance Day Service on November 11. During two world wars, 19
Canadian Pacific vessels were sunk by enemy action. A total of
1,001 lives were lost and this included 403 Canadian Pacific
sir Robin
PLA vice-
SIR Robin Gillett has been
elected vice-chairman of the
port of London Authority.
Sir Robin joined the PLA
board in January of this year
and is chairman of the PLA's
Comprehensive Shipping
He is perhaps better known
to those associated with CP
Ships for his 17 years' service
as a deck officer with this
company — joining us in
1943 and gaining his Master's
certificate in 1951
As an Alderman of the
City of London, he was Lord
Mayor during the Queen's
Jubilee Year.
VANCOUVER — Selection
of the wide bodied twin-
engined Boeing 767-200 as
the new generation aircraft
for North American routes
has been announced by CP
Air. A firm order for four
767s and options for another
four represent an expenditure of C$400 million —
and form part of the C$1
billion fleet and facilities expansion programme announced by CP Air July. Certification flights of the B767
are expected in 1981 with
deliveries to CP Air commencing in 1983 when four aircraft will be introduced to
domestic scheduled service.
CANADA — CP Hotels
has committed C$7 million
dollars toward upgrading
facilities at its four most
western hotels in Canada during the next two years. Top of
the list is the Palliser Hotel in
Calgary followed by Banff
Springs, Chateau Lake
Lousie and the Empress in
expanding its domestic con-
tainerisation service by ordering 325 extra-long railflatcars
worth approximately C$18
million and 400 specially
designed containers and 150
highway chassis costing
around C$5 million. The
company embarked on the
first phase of its domestic
containerisation programme
at the beginning of this year
when it placed a series of
orders for C$11 million
worth of specially designed
containers and handling
equipment. Most of this
equipment has been delivered
and is being put into service.
The latest offer will allow the
expansion of domestic containerisation within CP Rail's
intermodal system.
celebrated the 30th anniversary of its service between
Canada and the Orient
recently. In recognition of the
event, passengers flying the
North Pacific route on the
day in question were
presented with a souvenir
portfolio of reproductions of
artwork depicting some of
CP Air's aircraft from its early days to the present. The
portfolio also carried a commemorative message in
English, French, Japanese
and Chinese.
Designed, typeset and printed for CP Ships, 50 Finsbury Square, London EC2, by AB Consultants Ltd, 20 St Anne's Court, London W1.


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