What We Do

National Shipping is the only carrier serving Puerto Rico from Houston, Texas. We provide fortnightly service with US Flag, Jones Act endorsed, National Glory. She is a fully cellular container ship crewed with 19 USA citizens.

The MV National Glory (570 teu container ship), sails every other Wednesday night from Jacintoport in Houston, arriving the following Wednesday morning in San Juan with cargo availability the same day.

National Shipping is proud to advise that since our maiden voyage on May 29, 2013, we have provided a dependable and reliable service. Since the closure of Horizon Lines in December of 2014, we are the only carrier to offer a Houston gateway for the Puerto Rico trade. Houston serves cargoes originating and destined to points west of the Mississippi and caters to heavy, dense cargoes that are not cost effective to move via Jacksonville. In addition, we offer carriage of out of gauge cargoes up to 200 tons per piece and intermodal West Coast service to and from Puerto Rico.

The National Glory

The National Glory is a 570 teu U.S. Flag container ship with Jones Act trading rights dedicated to the Houston/Puerto Rico trade. She’s capable to carry oversize, out-of-gauge and project cargo, has 96 reefer plugs for temperature control products and perishables and is slow speed diesel capable of burning 0.1% Sulfur for lowest environmental impact and compliant with IMO2020 regulations.

  • Built in 1988 and rebuilt in 2007
  • Fully cellular, gearless, container vessel
  • Wide variety of new container availability: D20’ / D40’HC / D45’HC / Reefer / 40’ Flat Racks for OOG
  • IMO Number: 8302246

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