Shipping lanes have existed for centuries; routes for vessels to transport goods from one country to another. Kingston Harbour in Jamaica is the seventh largest natural harbour in the world and it sees hundreds of ships come and go every year. A number of those ships belong to Seaboard Marine, the only shipping line to service the Jamaica-to-Grand Cayman trade lane.
Seaboard Marine has been in business for more than 25 years, providing a regular shipping service between the United States and the Caribbean Basin, Central and South America. It has been running between Jamaica and Grand Cayman since 1995 when it purchased the Kirk Line company, transporting international and Jamaican products on its direct weekly route from Kingston. The 24-hour transit time means fast delivery and therefore happy, satisfied customers; Seaboard’s No. 1 priority.
Jamaica is a major transhipment port in the Caribbean, meaning that goods can be ordered from such faraway lands as Europe and the Far East and shipped through Jamaica, straight to Grand Cayman. Seaboard Marine essentially allows the Cayman Islands access to international ports through this very important shipping lane.
Many car importers, for example, rely on Seaboard to bring in vehicles from exporters in Japan and Korea via Jamaica. Seaboard’s connecting carrier agreements enables it to provide services well beyond its own shipping routes, offering a seamless transition from one ship to the next. Bringing goods through Kingston avoids the hassles of US Customs and the large port is well equipped to deal with traffic of a significant magnitude quickly and efficiently.
Not only can cargo be brought to Cayman from Kingston, it can also be sent over. Companies and private individuals can ship all manner of items, including household goods, direct to Jamaica. It is a cost-efficient and practical way for Jamaicans to send things back home with one of the most reliable transports on the seas.
Seaboard has built strong relationships with clients over the years thanks to its professional service record combined with a local touch. Seaboard is your neighbourhood shipping company, connecting the Caribbean to the world.
Seaboard Marine has been in business for more than 25 years, providing a regular shipping service between the United States and the Caribbean Basin, Central and South America.