Coral Springs, FL, August 27, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Ocean Star International, Inc., (OSI), an international shipping company, is keeping careful watch on Hurricane Irene as she quickly approaches the eastern coast of the United States. This storm is continuing to gain power and speed as it travels through the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Numerous ports in the Caribbean as well as the US have taken precautionary measures and have closed pending the storm’s passing. Airports in hurricane affected areas have been shut down as well. OSI is watching Hurricane Irene as she develops and is in constant contact with it’s offices in the areas currently being effected by these storms.
At this time, Hurricane Irene is moving North-North West at a speed of 13 miles per hour with wind speeds of 115 miles per hour. The current track of the storm has it located just off the east coast of Florida and projected to travel up the east coast through the next 5 days with wind speeds topping out at 125 miles per hour by Friday morning.
Hurricane advisories have been issued for coastal areas and freight and other vessels in the area are advised to keep an eye on the track of the storm through such means as The National Weather Service or the web site http://www.weather.com. Josh Morales, CEO of Ocean Star International stated, “We are in constant contact with our vessels traveling in the area and will do everything within our power to keep our personnel and our cargo safe during the storm.”
Airports in the area have also been affected by Hurricane Irene. Airports in the Bahamas have been closed and those in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area are beginning to divert and even cancel flights at this moment. Many area airports are preparing for wind and rain delays as well. “OSI is aware of the worsening weather off the east coast and is also taking precautionary measures to ensure that our customer’s goods are safe and secure during the hurricane. Our team of professionals is expertly trained to make sound decisions in situations like these. I have the utmost confidence in their ability to stay safe and makes sure their cargo arrives intact.” –Josh Morales, CEO, Ocean Star International.
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), RIM (Registered International Mover) certified member 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 osishipping.com