Brought To You

Brought To You

The U.S.-Puerto Rican maritime industry is dedicated to supporting the people of Puerto Rico by providing reliable, on-time service and essential goods.

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By Us

By Us

The maritime industry supports thousands of family-wage jobs. Every job created by the maritime industry creates five more in supporting industries.

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Know The Facts

Know The Facts

The maritime industry provides reliable delivery of goods, family wage jobs, and plays a critical role in the homeland security of the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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WATCH: What We Do

WATCH: What We Do

Learn about the men and women behind the Puerto Rican maritime industry and see how their work empowers economic growth.

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Testimonials


See how the maritime industry impacts the people of Puerto Rico.

Jaime Torrez

Jaime Torrez

Chief Mate – Tote Services

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Eduardo Pagan

Eduardo Pagan

General Manager– Sea Star Line

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Sandra Morales

Sandra Morales

Customer Service Rep – Sea Star Line

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Jose Nazario

Jose Nazario

Crowley Liner Services

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News


The latest news and updates about the maritime industry in Puerto Rico.

Transportation Institute Launches “Dedicated to Puerto Rico,” Debuts New Campaign and First Ad

Transportation Institute Launches “Dedicated to Puerto Rico,” Debuts New Campaign and First Ad

Sharing the story of U.S. Maritime in Puerto Rico and its critical role providing reliable on time transportation service, family-wage jobs, and national security SAN

Transportation Institute Launches “Dedicated to Puerto Rico,” Debuts New Campaign and First Ad September, 2015
Puerto Rico enjoys the lowest shipping rates in the Caribbean

Puerto Rico enjoys the lowest shipping rates in the Caribbean

With more than 60 years of serving the Puerto Rico market with dedicated shipping and logistics services, Crowley Maritime Corp., along with its 300 local

Puerto Rico enjoys the lowest shipping rates in the Caribbean September, 2015
National Security

National Security

By supporting U.S. built, crewed, and owned vessels, the U.S.-Puerto Rican maritime trade ensures the island’s physical and economic security. National security is accomplished by maintaining

National Security September, 2015

FAQs


What you should know about the U.S.-Puerto Rican maritime industry.

Is U.S. - Puerto Rican maritime more reliable?

U.S. carriers offer their Puerto Rican customers direct service with transit times as few as three days. International carriers typically operate in a different fashion. They call on many ports resulting in longer transit times (sometimes weeks) to reach their final destinations. This operating model would negatively impact the timely flow of goods coming to the island as well as local exporters who are used to the fast and reliable service the U.S.-Puerto Rican maritime industry provides.

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Does U.S. - Puerto Rican maritime make puerto rican exports cheaper?

U.S carriers have no choice but to leave Puerto Rico with most of the containers empty, since they cannot stop in other countries to pick up additional cargo. As a result, freight rates for goods shipped from Puerto Rico to the U.S. can cost half as much because the vessels aren’t full. So Puerto Rican exporters benefit.

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Does U.S. - Puerto Rican maritime aid national security?

U.S.-Puerto Rican maritime provides national security benefits to both the U.S. and Puerto Rico by maintaining a robust shipyard with high standards and trained mariners who provide protection and support military operations during times of war and peace.

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How does the U.S. - Puerto Rican maritime keep our food and goods fresh and on time?

With numerous weekly sailings to and from the U.S. mainland, a local business can improve inventory control by buying smaller quantities more often, which decreases warehouse costs, increasing critical cash flow and lowers property taxes, among other savings. The schedule for these sailings is measured in hours, not days, as is the case with most foreign-flagged maritime companies. Few, if any, jurisdictions in the world have that kind of service level.

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