Sea Star Line

23 Feb 2016
Frank Peake, the former president of Sea Star Line, will ask the Supreme Court to overturn his antitrust conspiracy conviction and five-year sentence for price-fixing in the Jones Act domestic trade between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico.
19 Oct 2015
Frank Peake, former president and chief operating officer of Sea Star Line, has lost his appeal of his conviction and five-year prison sentence for participating in a price-fixing conspiracy in the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico market.
31 Aug 2015
TOTE launched the second of two liquefied natural gas-powered container ships that the company’s Sea Star Line subsidiary will operate between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico.
20 Jul 2015
Efforts to repeal the Jones Act in the U.S. are part of a global campaign to weaken cabotage laws and undercut labor, said the president of a union representing U.S. seafarers.
30 Apr 2015
UPS Freight is adding liquefied natural gas-powered tractors to its less-than-truckload fleet, cutting emissions and, hopefully, long-term term fuel costs. Shippers still want trucking partners to help them reach sustainability goals.
24 Apr 2015
A former employee of U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico carriers Sea Star Line and Trailer Bridge has been charged with defrauding the companies of $2.1 million by submitting phony invoices for container and equipment decals and inspection and transportation of containers and equipment.
20 Apr 2015
The first container ship designed to run on natural gas has been launched at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego for operation by Sea Star Line in the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico trade.
07 Apr 2015
Sea Star Line has added a third container-carrying barge to handle increased demand following the departure of Horizon Lines from the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico trade.
TOTE Marlin-class container ship, powered by LNG
30 Mar 2015
TOTE Inc. has scheduled an April 18 launching for its first container ship built to operate on liquefied natural gas fuel. The new ship will be operated by Sea Star Line between Jacksonville, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
20 Jan 2015
A bipartisan group of 32 U.S. House members are pushing back against a recently filed amendment to repeal requirements that domestic waterborne cargo be shipped in U.S.-flag ships owned, built and operated by Americans.
19 Jan 2015
Sea Star Line will expand its U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico service on Jan. 29 by launching a weekly container-on-barge service in addition to the carrier’s roll-on, roll-off ships.
07 Jan 2015
Jones Act container line TOTE has contracted with two companies to supply liquefied natural gas for the two LNG-powered ships the company is building for the Puerto Rico trade.
15 Dec 2014
Sea Star Line, said it plans early next year to add a weekly container barge service to the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico service it now operates with two self-propelled roll-on, roll-off ships.
Artist's rendering of one of TOTE's planned LNG-fueled container ships
13 Dec 2013
Sea Star Line President Peter Keller will become executive vice president of the ocean carrier’s parent company, TOTE, Inc., effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Bars of a cell
09 Dec 2013
Former Sea Star Line President Frank Peake was sentenced to five years in prison and fined $25,000 for a his conviction in an antitrust conspiracy case that has produced guilty pleas by five other carrier executives and three carriers in the Puerto Rico trade.
26 Aug 2013
Former Sea Star Line President Frank Peake, convicted of price-fixing in the Puerto Rico domestic trade, has challenged sentencing guidelines he said would give him the longest prison term of anyone ever convicted of an antitrust violation.
24 Jul 2013
Sea Star Line has finalized its new lease agreement with the Jacksonville Port Authority, where it has been a tenant for the past 23 years.
28 Jun 2013
Sea Star Line has taken delivery of 150 new 40-foot refrigerated containers in the second year of a five-year equipment replacement plan.
20 May 2013
Sea Star Line LLC has named Tim Nolan executive vice president, reporting to company President Peter Keller. He will be based in Jacksonville, Fla.
06 May 2013
John V. Keenan, former chief operating officer at Horizon Lines, has been advised by the Justice Department that he has been cleared of antitrust violations in the Jones Act domestic shipping market.
08 Apr 2013
Sea Star Line has promoted Chris Willman to director of national field sales.
30 Jan 2013
Frank Peake, former president of Sea Star Line, was convicted of antitrust conspiracy for his role in price-fixing by carriers in the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico trade between late 2005 and early 2008.
25 Jan 2013
A federal judge refused to declare a mistrial in the antitrust conspiracy trial of former Sea Star Line CEO Frank Peake, accused of involvement in price-fixing by carriers betwee
24 Jan 2013
The antitrust conspiracy trial of former Sea Star Lines CEO Frank Peake, accused of involvement in price-fixing by carrie
20 Apr 2012
Sea Star Line, Crowley Liner Services and their parent companies have been hit with a second civil antitrust lawsuit by shippers that opted out of a class action settlement for carrier price-fixing in
16 Apr 2012
More than three dozen customers of Sea Star Line and Crowley Liner services have filed a triple-damage antitrust lawsuit against the carriers, their parent companies and a former company official.
08 Feb 2012
The new president of Sea Star Line says “structural changes will be essential” so the Jones Act carrier can reinvest in coming years.
29 Nov 2011
Horizon Lines has agreed to pay $13.75 million to settle claims by all remaining significant shippers who opted out of an antitrust class action settlement over price-fixing in the U.S.
18 Nov 2011
Sea Star Line will plead guilty and pay a $14.2 million criminal fine and the carrier’s former president, Frank Peake, was indicted on a charge of conspiring to fix prices in the U.S.
08 Nov 2011
Steve Hastings has resigned as president of Sea Star Line, the third-largest carrier in the U.S.
13 Jul 2011
Sea Star Line on July 22 will suspend its weekly service connecting Philadelphia; Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico, because of a lack of business.
25 Apr 2011
Sea Star Line and Crowley Maritime will proceed with their parts of a settlement in which they and Horizon Lines agreed to pay shippers a total of $52.25 million to settle allegations of price-fixing
12 Apr 2011
Horizon Lines says most of its customers are sticking with the financially ailing container line despite an accountant's note that cited doubt about the company's status as a going concern.
06 Apr 2011
Three U.S.
17 Mar 2011
Sea Star Line ordered 100 new 53-foot cargo containers for use at its Jacksonville and Philadelphia ports.