International Shipholding Corporation and its subsidiaries are engaged in waterborne cargo transportation, which includes Jones Act Trade, Pure Car/Truck Carrier Services, Roll On/Roll Off, Breakbulk/Bulk Carrier Services, Domestic Coastwide Services, Container Vessels, Multipurpose Vessels, and Rail Ferry Transportation. We are water transportation specialists providing unique solutions for a diversified customer base with emphasis on medium and long-term contracts and charters. Subsidiaries operate 51 vessels and include Central Gulf Lines, Inc.; Waterman Steamship Corporation; United Ocean Services, LLC.; LCI Shipholdings, Inc.; CG Railway, Inc.; LMS Shipmanagement, Inc.; and East Gulf Shipholding, Inc. International Shipholding Corporation maintains offices in Mobile, Alabama; New York, New York; Tampa, Florida; Shanghai, China as well as a network of agencies in major cities worldwide. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ISH).
Niels M. Johnsen
Chairman of the Board/CEO
Niels M. Johnsen is a native of New Jersey and a 1967 graduate of Tulane University. After service in the U.S. Army, he joined International Shipholding Corporation in 1970. He has served on the company’s board of directors since 1988 and assumed his current position in 2007. He also serves as chairman of International Shipholding’s principal subsidiaries Central Gulf Lines, Inc., and Waterman Steamship Corporation.
Erik L. Johnsen
Erik L. Johnsen is a native of New Orleans and a 1979 graduate of Trinity University. He joined International Shipholding Corporation the same year, and he has served in various operations and management positions since that time. In 1994, he was appointed to the International Shipholding board of directors. In 1996, he assumed the position of president of LMS Shipmanagment, Inc., and the following year he was appointed president of Central Gulf Lines and LCI Shipholdings. Additionally, in 1997 he was named executive vice president of Waterman Steamship Corporation. He was elected president of CG Railway, Inc., at its founding in 2002 and was elevated to president of International Shipholding in 2007.
Manuel G. Estrada
Vice President/ CFO
Manuel G. Estrada is a native of Cienfuegos, Cuba and a 1977 graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans. He joined International Shipholding Corporation in 1978 and he received his certified professional accountant designation in 1986. He assumed his current position in 2005.
Peter M. Johnston
Executive Vice President
Peter M. Johnston is a 1977 graduate of SUNY Maritime College and a veteran of many years in the offshore industry. He joined International Shipholding Corporation in 1991 as director of operations and assumed his current position in 2009.