Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

The U.S. Maritime Industry is dedicated to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria and is working around the clock to support the recovery efforts.

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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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FOR PUERTO RICO

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

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

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

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PHOTO GALLERY

SEE HOW THE MARITIME INDUSTRY EMPOWERS PUERTO RICO.

MARITIME TESTIMONIALS

SEE HOW THE MARITIME INDUSTRY IMPACTS THE PEOPLE OF PUERTO RICO.
Jaime Torrez
Jaime Torrez
Chief Mate – Tote Services
Eduardo Pagan
Eduardo Pagan
General Manager – Tote Maritime
Sandra Morales
Sandra Morales
Customer Service – Tote Maritime
Jose Nazario
Jose Nazario
Crowley Liner Services

MARITIME NEWS

THE LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES ABOUT THE MARITIME INDUSTRY IN PUERTO RICO.

MARITIME FAQs

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE U.S.-PUERTO RICAN MARITIME INDUSTRY.

How can we help those in need in Puerto Rico?

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, peace, and economic hardship.

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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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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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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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About Us

We are dedicated to Puerto Rico by providing reliable, on time transportation services of essential goods between the U.S. Mainland and Puerto Rico. U.S- Puerto Rican maritime supports thousands of family-wage jobs and plays a key role in homeland security.