SOLAS Requirements – Puerto Rico

As of this date, it is our opinion that a ship strictly engaged in the Jones Act trade is not impacted by SOLAS because SOLAS applies only to ships engaged in international trade. This means that a Jones Act ship that also engages in international trade is required to comply with SOLAS. Therefore, since the MV National Glory only calls … Read More

Minority Owned Business Certification

As of May 1, 2016, National Shipping of America has been certified as a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE). National Shipping is owned by Dr. C. C. Chen, a resident of the U.S. Territory of Guam and a naturalized U.S. Citizen. Many corporations and government agencies have programs that support diverse and/or small businesses. The benefits of these programs are different … Read More

Fog Delays and Recovery

As you may or may not be aware, last week in the Port of Houston we sustained a four day delay due to fog conditions that stopped all traffic in transiting the Port of Houston. Typically, the fog season experienced in Houston is between November and April with the higher occurrences being in February/March. National Shipping is capable and committed … Read More