Freight Forwarding

Liner agency

In the early nineties Ovet Shipping became active as liner agent for Jamaica Producers (JP). Jamaica Producers was founded in 1924 and is still active today. The company started as a cooperation of banana growers. JP chartered reefer vessels long term in order to ship the bananas to the UK and the European mainland. As the reefers were empty on their way back to Jamaica, it was up to Ovet Shipping to book the return cargo and arrange trucking and custom formalities. Initially mostly general cargo like potato’s, unions and project cargo like cars, building equipment and even a spare mast for the ABN Amro I, a sailing vessel competing in the Volvo Ocean Race. At a later stage more and more containers were shipped eastbound. Shipping containers made it possible for customers to ship both FCL (Full Container Load) and LCL (Less than Container Load). In the 2000’s Ovet Shipping could arrange shipping to ten different destinations in the Caribbean: St. John’s, Bridgetown, Rosia, Saint Georges, Kingston, Little Bay, Basseterre, Castries, Kingstown and Port of Spain.

Through these liner activities, Ovet Shipping became an experienced player in the freight forwarding market. 

Freight forwarding today

Today, Ovet Shipping is still active in freight forwarding. It is still possible to book containers to the Caribbean, but Ovet Shipping can arrange shipment of project cargo and containers to every destination in the world. Even more, through her network, Ovet Shipping can arrange transportation of whichever cargo required by the customer (may it be containers, project cargo or even bulk cargo), from door to door, including trucking, the chartering of vessels or booking slots at container- or ro-ro (roll on/roll off) vessels and custom formalities. Even transportation by train is no problem.

The most important goal is to arrange the transport as fast and inexpensive as possible.

Ovet Shipping only uses partners for logistic services after careful selection, in order to ensure the same high standard of quality as provided by Ovet Shipping.

For a quotation or more information please contact our office or send an email.

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