MOST industry players rightly associate Fednav with the city of Montreal, but few probably realise the company´s founders were Hungarian.

The road from Hungary to Montreal was not a straight one for the Pathy family. They lived for many years in Egypt when Laurence Pathy´s grandfather was the Hungarian consul in Alexandria.

Later his sons, Ernest, George and Ladislas, went their separate ways: Ernest to Toronto, and George and Ladislas (Laurence Pathy´s father) to the US.

In 1944, the three brothers formed Montreal-based Federal Commerce & Navigation to offer trading and shipping services in the area.