Global Shipping, spearheaded by former Dominican Prime Minister, Oliver James Seraphin, has launched a new shipping service to provide a quality, safe and reliable service for the inter-Caribbean trade market.
This service was launched in the British Virgin Islands on March 22nd (2016) and will be operating out of the U.S./British Virgin Islands with trade routes to Dominica, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, and St. Martin, Antigua and the Dominican Republic. Other trade ports would be added to the schedule in the near future.
The MV American liberty is the first of two vessels from Global Shipping to begin plying the route between the Caribbean islands, focusing on a trade route and schedules that are either absent or inadequately serviced at this time. MV ‘Sea Rambler’ is the second vessel operating out of St. Thomas, USVI. The vessels are fully air conditioned and equipped with refrigerated storage units.
There is a great demand for shipping between the islands of the Caribbean. Several governments, such as the government of Dominica, have expressed such a need.
Given the important role shipping plays in connecting Caribbean trade, the government of Dominica has allocated funds in its national budget to encourage entrepreneurial activity in the inter-regional shipping sector.
“This initiative provides the motivation and confidence that the Caribbean farming and business communities need to increase production through the availability of boats to transport goods that are produced and source products needed for production” said Seraphin, President of Global Shipping.
The M.V. American Liberty is expected to arrive in Dominica on April 17th and 18th to collect cargo for the British and US Virgin Islands.
The launch of Global Shipping is expected to increase and improve the trade traffic and movement of goods such as building materials, farming supplies, agricultural produce, beverages and other products available for trade between the Caribbean islands.
Seraphin says customers of this shipping service can expect competitive rates and a schedule conducive to demands and supply; as the final link in the chain for export that is much needed in the Caribbean trade sector.