International Shipping Company, Ocean Star International, Inc., Receives Minority Business Enterprise Certification

OSI, Ocean Star International, Inc. has officially been certified as a small minority business. This will enhance their ability to deliver shipping services to government agencies and other businesses that support minority enterprises.

Coral Springs, FL, May 22, 2011 --( On Wednesday May 18th, 2011 Ocean Start International, an international shipping company located in Coral Springs, Florida, was officially certified as a minority business through the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council, a division of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. As a certified MBE, Minority Business Enterprise, Ocean Star International expects to enhance their ability to deliver international shipping services to US government and other corporations that support minority enterprises.

Since 1972, the goal of NMSDC has been to provide the direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses. NMSDC has thousands of corporate members and more than 15,000 certified minority-owned businesses in its network.

“Leveraging the connections and contacts from this wonderful organization will allow Ocean Star International to supply international shipping services to an expanded network of government and Fortune 500 companies as well as many other corporations throughout the country,” said Josh Morales, CEO of Ocean Star International.

Sharing the common mission to increase and expand business opportunities and business growth for minority business enterprises brings Ocean Star International and the National Minority Supplier Development Council in perfect alignment and will create opportunities for both OSI and the NMSDC corporate members. “We have joined an elite organization and we are looking forward to doing our part. We will have to work hard to earn trust and show from the ground up why Ocean Star is a great choice for international shipping. We know this is a terrific opportunity, but that it is just the first step for us. The next step will be to earn the trust and relationships and prove to the many corporations that we are truly the leader in worldwide shipping.”

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.

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