Howel Williams Dies

Picture from The ACTA Connection
July 1978

So sad to have to tell you that Howel died last week (27th December). 

It was all very peaceful and really a relief to all of us. 

His funeral was on the 4th January down here in West Wales.  

Yours Nina Williams


Howel Williams joined ACT from  Port Line in September 1967 and was one of the original four Marketing people under Roy Davis who were tasked with the market survey of the Australian export trade, travelling throughout the UK explaining to shippers the new container service concept and how it would operate.

Before the service went live, Howel was given the responsibility of opening and managing the sales office in Bristol and was subsequently appointed Sales Manager for the Southern Region based in Basildon. Howel then moved to ACTA Marketing at Head Office where he assisted Roy Davis and the marketing team in Fenchurch Street.  Following this he was again on the move, this time taking over as Midlands Sales Manager in Birmingham where he remained until ACT was taken over by P&O in 1991.

Howel was liked and respected for his kindness and knowledge by everyone throughout the ACT family and became a good friend to all of us.  Our condolences go to his wife Nina and his 3 children.

Ray French


One comment to Howel Williams Dies

  • John Skuse  says:

    The sad news of the death of Howel Williams came as a complete surprise to me when I logged on to the website this morning. I worked closely with Howel in Basildon over the allocation of bookings per vessel. He was always loathe to upset any shipper which I guess was the name of the game in our rivalry with OCL. Earlier in my career with ACTA I had worked with Howel in the Sales/Marketing team.

    John Skuse

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