Seaboard Marine

Seaboard Marine

Seaboard Marine is an ocean transportation company that offers regular services between the United States and the Caribbean Basin, Central and South America. Incorporated in 1983, the Miami, Florida-based ocean carrier is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seaboard Corporation, a global agribusiness and transportation company. Seaboard Corporation employs more than 23,000 individuals and recorded 2013 revenues of $6.67 billion — up 7.7 percent year-over-year. The company recorded net income of $205.2 million, down 27.3 percent from the previous year’s net income of $282.3 million.

Seaboard Marine operates a fleet of more than 30 vessels serving over 35 ports in 25 countries. The company also owns 55,000 dry, reefer, and specialized containers. The ocean carrier offers weekly services to Chile, Perú, Ecuador, Venezuela, Trinidad, Colombia and all of Central America from Houston, as well as Haiti, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic from Brooklyn, and Central America weekly from New Orleans.

Seaboard was the 22nd-ranked container carrier in U.S containerized import trade in 2013, with volume of 164,425 TEUs, up 5.0 percent year-over-year, giving it market share of 0.9 percent. It was No. 17 in U.S. containerized export trade in 2013, with volume of 301,339 TEUs, up 3.1 percent year-over-year and market share of 2.4 percent. For more carrier rankings see the JOC’s Top 40 Container Carriers special topic.