Sea Star Line Boosts 53’ Container Fleet By 25%;Positions Company for Growth and Addresses Industry Shortage
03/22/2011

Sea Star Line, LLC, A leading shipping agents has placed an order for 100 brand-new 53-foot cargo containers to serve customers at its Jacksonville and Philadelphia ports.

Online PR News – 22-March-2011 – – JACKSONVILLE, FL. (March 22, 2011) — Sea Star Line, LLC, has placed an order for 100 brand-new 53-foot cargo containers to serve customers at its Jacksonville and Philadelphia ports. The containers will be available for immediate use in the third quarter of 2011 — just in time to accommodate the pre-holiday shipping season.

The investment increases Sea Star Line’s existing 53-foot container fleet by 25 percent, making it the youngest 53-foot fleet serving the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Many companies prefer the 53-foot containers because they can accommodate a variety of goods for customers located in the Caribbean. In the past there have not been enough of the containers available. These containers can be rolled on and off Sea Star Line’s ships or be stacked. This new equipment will be used in Sea Star’s Caribbean and Puerto Rico services.

“While this new equipment is clearly a sizeable investment for Sea Star Line, we see it as an extension of our ongoing mission to provide our customers with the cleanest and most modern containers in the industry,” said Steve Hastings, President of Sea Star Line. “It not only underscores Sea Star Line’s financial stability, it demonstrates our commitment to the Caribbean and Puerto Rican trade lanes.”
Features of the new state-of-the-art containers include flooring made of reinforced, urethane-coated, apitong hardwood — the strongest flooring available in the marine trade — as well as side panels constructed of the highest quality Corten steel, and doors equipped with anti-theft locking hardware for increased security.

The new containers are expected to be in service later this year to serve the shipping line’s customers throughout Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

About Sea Star Line, LLC

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Sea Star Line offers integrated transportation services to and from the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Tortola. With simultaneous roll-on, roll-off and lift-on, lift-off capabilities, Sea Star vessels are the most versatile and efficient in the trade. Company operations are certified to ISO 9001, ISO 1400, and Green Office standards. Sea Star Line was named the QMS Company of the Year and honored with the Logistics Management Quest for Quality Award in the Ocean Carrier segment in 2010 and 2011. For more information, visit www.SeaStarLine.com.