Service Announcements

IMO Fuel Surcharge Reduction June 1st 2020
IMO Fuel Surcharge Reduction June 1st 2020

National Shipping Fuel Index: IMO2020

Trade Notification: Due to the erratic fuel market between March and May, the cost difference between high sulfur and low sulfur fuels has narrowed. In view of the decrease in the spread, National Shipping will reduce our IMO2020 charge.

Effective June 1st 2020, voyage 181, per the general contract terms of your current service contract, the IMO fuel surcharge will be reduced from $115 per container to $45 per container. We will review this charge every 90 days.

We appreciate your continued support.

If you have any questions please contact our customer service group at 855.332.6200.

About National Shipping

National Shipping is the only carrier serving Puerto Rico from Houston, Texas. We provide fortnightly service with US Flag, Jones Act endorsed, National Glory. The MV National Glory (570 teu container ship), sails every other Wednesday night from the port of  Houston, arriving the following Wednesday morning in San Juan with cargo availability the same day.

National Shipping on COVID-19
National Shipping on COVID-19

April 1, 2020 – National Shipping of America, LLC (NSA) continues to watch closely the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential effects on the global supply chain, and, in particular, between the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico. We are first and foremost taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our personnel and their families and make certain that our service to you, remains our top priority.

All National Shipping terminals and cargo operations in Houston and San Juan remain open and operational. We are sensitive to the challenges our customers face and are working tirelessly to provide safe and reliable transportation services to/from Puerto Rico.

Please let us know if we can help to alleviate any stress or pressure you and your supply chain may be experiencing moving your critical cargo between San Juan and Houston.

Best Regards,
National Shipping of America, LLC