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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4/13/2004

DiPaolo Named International Carries Sales Manager

Charleston, SC - The South Carolina State Ports Authority has named Victor J. DiPaolo international carrier sales manager, working out of the Port of Charleston's Northeast office in South Plainfield, NJ.

The South Carolina State Ports Authority operates the nation's fourth busiest container port in Charleston, handling cargo valued at $33 billion annually.

A native of Brooklyn, DiPaolo has more than 30 years experience in sales, pricing and marketing with major ocean carriers. He spent more than 17 years with Zim and most recently led northeast regional sales for Hyundai's trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific trade lanes.

DiPaolo is a board member of the Foreign Commerce Club of New York/New Jersey and is a member of the International Commerce Club of New Jersey and WestConn International Trade Association. He received a business administration degree from Kingsborough and attended the World Trade Institute in New York.

DiPaolo replaces Mike Calandra, who recently retired, and reports to Fred Stribling (Stribling was named vice president, marketing and sales in July 2004).

DiPaolo can be reached by phone at 908-757-6669 or via e-mail vdipaolo@scspa.com.