Ocean Star International, Inc. Responds to Tragedy in Japan and Offers Support
Ocean Star International, Inc., an international shipping company, provides a response to the tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, reassuring continued shipping service to Japan’s available ports. OSI will offer assistance to Japan if needed, and monitor the situation with regard to its customers’ commerce.
Jay Morales, Vice President of OSI, had this to say: “We have stayed in contact with the steamship lines in regards to any disruptions that may affect our customers. Shipping companies expect to use other terminals not disrupted by the disaster. Right now, the only thing that appears safe to say is that the ports in the Northern part of the country have been most affected by the quake and tsunami. We will do everything possible in offering assistance and keep an open ear and eye on any developments that may occur or disrupt our customers’ commerce as well.”
Below are comments from 3 of the larger steamship lines:
A.P. Moller-Maersk (A Danish shipping and oil group) said on Thursday; its vessels would not enter or pass through an offshore area close to an overheating nuclear plant in Japan.
"We have defined an exclusion zone -- off shore from the Fukushima nuclear power plant -- where vessels are not to enter or transit. As long as it is considered safe, Maersk vessels will continue to call Japan."
He added that the exclusion zone was a minimum of 30 km. "We are monitoring the situation and it might change," said Maersk group press officer, Michael Christian Storgaard.
MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) said, “We accept bookings to/from Japan as we have been doing. All of the MSC ports listed are working normally, Yokohama, Omaezaki, Nagoya, Yokkaichi, Kobe, Osaka, Hakata. Exception: Below outports cannot be accepted due to Tsunami strike; Sendai (Miyagi), Hachinohe, Ofunato, Hitachinaka, Kashima,” said MSC JAPAN K.K.
Evergreen Group announced today; The Group Chairman Dr. Yung-fa Chang has instructed that the Group's resources, including but not limited to, the marine and aviation business be used to assist the rescue work for the unspeakable tragedy of earthquake and Tsunami that occurred in Japan on March 11. As an international transportation group, Evergreen has branch offices worldwide. "We will make every effort to provide any necessary assistance to Japan's Governmental offices or related international rescue organizations," said a company spokesperson.
With over thirty years of experience, Ocean Star International, Inc. is a leader in the specialty freight forwarding and logistics industry. OSI’s goal is to provide a stress-free experience for customers moving or shipping personal household goods or commercial goods internationally, and handles auto and vehicle shipping, in addition to container shipping, box and package shipping, cargo shipping, freight shipping and express shipping.
OSI is a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), fully bonded and licensed and accredited by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and offers a large array of economical solutions to its customers in need of relocation services. Shipping services include ocean maritime shipping and air transportation to every location in the world, utilizing a network of worldwide agents to coordinate relocations. OSI also offers import/export trading, and their services cover destinations to: Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Baltimore, UK, Puerto Rico, Singapore, China, Thailand, Australia, India, Europe, Germany, France, Mumbai, Chennai, Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo, Israel, and Hong Kong.
In addition to delivery door to door, door to port, port to port, or port to door, as the customer requires, OSI also offers packing, loading, warehouse, and storage options. Along with their packing services, OSI offers palletizing and shrink wrapping for safety and security of cargo. For customers shipping cars overseas or requiring classic car shipping, OSI provides vehicle shipping quotes, customs clearance, export declarations, title validation, and marine insurance.
Located at 10880 Wiles Road, Coral Springs, FL, Broward County, near Miami Dade County, Ocean Star International also serves Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, FL. They have consolidation points in the US and around the world including: Miami, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Baltimore, MD, Norfolk, VA, Wilmington, NC, Charleston, NC, Savannah, GA, New Orleans, LA, Houston, TX, Corpus Christi, TX, Wilmington, DE, Boston, MA, and Portland, ME.
OSI is a member of IAM (International Association of Movers), AMSA (American Moving and Storage), IATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association), NCBFAA (National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Of America), NDTA (National Defense Transportation Association), and a certified MBE with the SFMSDC (South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council), a division of the NMSDC (National Minority Supplier Development Council) as well as the Chamber of Commerce.
Visit their website at www.osiInternationalShipping.com.