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It is with regret that we have to announce the death from cancer of Andy McLauchlan at the age of 51 years.

Obituary: Andrew (Andy) McLauchlan

Andy had a varied and interesting career ranging from at one time being one of the most powerful men in Washington State as chief of staff of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, to almost being elected to State Senator in 1990.

However, it was as executive vice-president of SSA Marine that Andy will best be remembered by his many friends throughout the global ports and maritime industry. Amongst other achievements, Andy was among those responsible for establishing Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) in Panama in the early 1990s. MIT has since become arguably the region’s premier container transhipment facility.

Despite his high level-position in the SSA Marine hierarchy, Andy was never too busy or felt himself too important to spare time to talk and to help anyone, either within or from outside the company. Those who were fortunate enough to meet Andy always came away feeling that they had been talking to a trusted friend, even if they had only met him ten minutes previously.

He will be remembered as a man of stature, and the world will be a lesser place without him. At this awful time, our hearts go out to his family, of whom he was always so very proud. He left his mark on the world, and he will be missed!