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  Great American Lines, Inc. (GALI)

5 Becker Farm Road, Roseland, NJ 07068, Phone: 973-740-0740, Fax: 973-740-0449, Email: gali@galinj.com


About Us:

GALI, a leader in facilitating Two-Way Trade, has a proven performance record providing ocean transportation of both automotive and refrigerated cargoes for two-way trading on the same vessel.

Since it was established in 1978, Great American Lines has provided both foreign and domestic shippers with highly efficient, reliable ships for moving their goods to their respective overseas markets.

Our management team maintains standards of attention to the needs of our customers and concern for the safety of their cargoes that are unequalled in the industry.

Our network of executive representatives makes it possible to put a man on the scene anywhere in the world in a very short time who can take immediate action on behalf of the company and our customers.

This website presents some background of Great American Lines and its qualifications as a carrier and facilitator of Two-Way Trade.


The GALI Management Team (Some of the outstanding professionals in the shipping world):

Great American Lines, a U.S. corporation, was formed in 1978 as a result of the forethought of two businessmen determined to promote trade between Japan and the United States.  With a vehicle carriage contract and experience handling refrigerated cargoes, Great American Lines has successfully provided service to a major Japanese car manufacturing company and the leading fresh produce communities in the U.S. and Japan on our first vessel (M/V Sunbelt Dixie) from 1978 to 2002 and thereafter on our second vessel (M/V Sunbelt Spirit).  In February 1988, the "Sunbelt Dixie" was hailed as the symbol of two-way trade with Japan by a distinguished forum of international leaders of trade and industry who attended an International Two-Way Trade Conference in Tampa, Florida.

In more than 30 years of service, Great American Lines' vessels have carried hundreds of thousands of Toyota and Lexus vehicles from Japan to the U.S., several million cartons of citrus from Florida to Japan, and other cargoes as opportunities allowed.  Considered by citrus shippers as symbolic of the citrus movement to Japan, GALI's first vessel, the "Sunbelt Dixie" recorded significant achievements as a leader amongst vehicle carriers (PCC's) in all measured categories.  And the "Sunbelt Spirit" is continuing in that tradition. 

In short, the achievements of the company have exceeded the objectives of the creators of GALI.  Since their formation in 1978 GALI has demonstrated financial and service successes representative of what can be accomplished in meaningful Two-Way Trade.


Last Reviewed: October 17, 2014