About Norton Lilly
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John Norton books his first cargo of kerosene aboard
a small sailing ship bound for South America.
Norton & Co. is formed.
Captains Frank Strachan and George P. Walker
founded Strachan Shipping Agency.
Joseph T. Lilley becomes a full partner in Norton & Company;
The company is renamed Norton Lilly & Company.
H.F.Kerr and A.E.Clegg form Kerr Steamship
Norton Lilly receives a personally written letter from
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson thanking the company for providing
agency services to the goverment at no charge during World War I.
Kerr Steamship Incorporates.
Kerr Steamship incorporates.
Norton Lilly Celebrates its 150 Year Anniversary.
A strategic alliance between Norton Lilly and Kerr Steamship begins.
Norton Lilly CEO , John Griffith is elected
to the International Maritime Hall of Fame.
Norton Lilly International acquires Kerr Steamship
and forms Kerr Norton Marine
Norton Lilly International acquires Theo Davies Marine Agencies in Hawaii.
Theo Davies formed in 1845 was one of Hawaii's "Big Five" companies.
H.W Thurber & J. Schley Rutherford acquire
Strachan Shipping Agency on April 14 1999
and move the headquarters from
Savannah Ga. to Mobile Al.
Norton Lilly International is acquired
by Strachan Shipping Agency.
Norton Lilly International launches expansion
into the Middle East; specifically
Umm Qaser, Baghdad and Basra.
Kerr Norton Strachan Agency CEO, H.W.Thurber,III
is elected to the International Maritime Hall of Fame.
Waldron International Shipping and
Norton Lilly International Hawaii form an alliance.
Norton Lilly International acquires the Rio Group
and renamed the company Norton Lilly Cargo Services.
Kerr Norton Strachan Agency
becomes a stakeholder in S5 Agency World.
Agency network established covering
Caribbean ports, Central, South America.
Norton Lilly International launches offices in Puerto Rico and Mexico
Norton Lilly International launches office in Barbados and Trinidad.
Norton Lilly International opens office in Guam.
Agri Port Services is formed along with a major grain
company to handle grain exports.
Norton Lilly/Reford/Montship form a joint venture in
Canada to handle Canadian business.
Norton Lilly opens offices in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
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