Morton Honored As Propeller Club’s 2016 Maritime Person Of The Year
NEW ORLEANS—Turn Services’ Director Frank Morton, Sr. received the 58th “Maritime Person of the Year” award from the Propeller Club of the United States Port of New Orleans during its 83rd annual Maritime Person of the Year Gala held Friday, October 7, 2016, at the New Orleans Marriott Convention Center. Propeller Club President, Sean Duffy, emceed the event, which honored Morton.
David Fennelly, Chairman of Associated Terminals and Turn Services, introduced Morton.
Turn Services, founded by Morton in 1990, is headquartered in New Orleans and is one of the largest independent fleeting and shifting companies in the U.S. It is a full-service provider for inland marine companies, offering a wide range of top quality services including inspection, cleaning, repair, fleeting, pumping, cover handling, shifting, towing and crew transport, company reps said. Turn Services’ mission statement is to “expeditiously meet their customers’ waterborne transportation needs while continuously striving to be a leader in safety and environmental stewardship.”
Morton was honored to have been chosen among the accomplished past recipients of the prestigious award which recognizes the individual's contributions to the maritime industry of Greater New Orleans, he said. Morton accepted the award on behalf of the men and women of Turn Services, Associated Terminals and throughout the marine towing industry who work day and night to keep commerce moving.
Morton also expressed heartfelt thanks to the Propeller Club for the honor, and to his family and Turn Services and Associated Terminals families and to his colleagues for attending the event.
Also in attendance were U.S. Coast Guard Sector Commander New Orleans, Captain Wayne Arguin, and Gary P. LaGrange, President and CEO for the Port of New Orleans.
The Propeller Club aggressively promotes the maritime industry through many of its programs and partnering with other similar organizations. Its goal is to educate legislators and the public as to the importance and necessity of all waterborne commerce, Club reps said.
Today, the International Propeller Club of the United States is an international business network dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce and global trade. There are more than 80 Ports in maritime locations around the world, including almost 30 in foreign cities.