Through a purchase agreement with the United States Maritime Commission in 1940, Moore-McCormack Lines acquired the Pacific Republics Line
service. The Company launched the operation with seven ships.
Ships in this service cover ports on the Pacific Coast of the United States and Canada from Vancouver to Los Angeles. In transiting the Panama
Canal, they call at Panama and the Canal Zone, then serve Northern Columbia and Venezuela before paralleling the route of the American Republics Line to Barbados, Trinidad, Brasil, Uruguay and Argentina. The ships usually return
via the Straits of Magellan with a stop en route at Callao, Peru.
The Pacific Republics Line Service had been in operation only a short period when it was interrupted by World War II. The first of eleven
Mooremack ships lost through enemy action was the Collamer, a Pacific Republics cargo liner.
Re-established after the War, this service was stepped up in 1957 when Mooremack acquired the Pacific-Argentine-Brazil Line and its four modern
cargo ships. This enabled Pacific Republics to increase its schedule from monthly to bi-weekly sailings.
Thus, Mooremack‘s ships are aiding Pacific Coast manufacturers, producers and growers to compete in markets throughout South America.
Shippers get Much Moore with Moore-McCormack: reliability, modern equipment, speed, expeditious handling and the benefits of local port
knowledge and experience. Mooremack‘s sales, traffic and trade development services are at your command.
Reprinted from "A profile of maritime
New York 4,
(Booklet courtesy of Karin Cleary)