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Puerto Rico Steamship Agents


Puerto Rico shipping agents for cruise ships, cargo ships, supply vessels, and yachts both U.S. flag and foreign. Caribbean-wide cargo brokering and vessel finders.

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Puerto Rico Steamship Agents


Puerto Rico shipping agents for cruise ships, cargo ships, supply vessels, and yachts both U.S. flag and foreign. Caribbean-wide cargo brokering and vessel finders.

Blue Water Maritime takes care of arrival pratique for any size or type of vessel.

Dutch military vessel coming into San Juan for crew leave. Blue Water Maritime made all arrangements at considerable cost savings.

Dutch military vessel coming into San Juan for crew leave. Blue Water Maritime made all arrangements at considerable cost savings.

  • File eNOA - the notice of arrival required before the vessel departs the last port.  This also fulfils APIS filing requirement
  • ACE system entry for cargo as well as load plan filing to fulfil import manifest requirements.
  • U.S. Customs bonded notification of vessel arrival as well as immigration and agriculture.
  • Port Authority electronic notices and billing.
  • Pilots and tugs arrangements.
  • Union arrangements (for stevedoring compliance).
  • Line handling
  • Crew changes and chandlery.  
Tall ship used to make Pirate movie in Puerto Rico. Blue Water Maritime assisted.

Tall ship used to make Pirate movie in Puerto Rico. Blue Water Maritime assisted.

Blue Water Maritime began in the small Puerto Rican port of Fajardo in 1988. From the beginnings we specialised in small or unusual ships which needed special services that the larger agencies couldn't provide. We learned about the last-minute needs of the movie industry. We provided for world traveling cruise ships who wanted to make ports-of-call to pristine island waters where no other commercial ship had visited before.  Many of our early clients very small ships known as "goletas" which larger ship's agencies weren't interested in. 

We are available 24 hours a day seven days a week to ship owners, Captains, and vessel charterers around the world. For charter customers our diverse selection of client vessels can meet your needs on a moments notice or we can search for speciality vessels throughout the Caribbean. For ship owners and Captains we can bring you into port and operating faster and more cost effective than any other ship's agency. Think of us as an essential arm of your own company, a partner who wants your maritime needs to be satisfied as profitably and easily as much as you do.

Please don't hesitate to call us for an estimate of complete port costs with a detailed breakdown of services, for crewed vessel charters, or even for any regulatory compliance questions you may have. 

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Cargo Brokers


Move a pallet, a container load, or 1000 tons of bulk cargo to any of the Caribbean ports we regularly service.

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Cargo Brokers


Move a pallet, a container load, or 1000 tons of bulk cargo to any of the Caribbean ports we regularly service.

One of our representatives will find the perfect match between your cargo movement needs and one of our client vessels. We specialise in oversize difficult-to-load cargo as well as dangerous cargo. Not only can our vessels land your cargo in any Caribbean port we can also land it on a beach right in front of your construction project or your hotel. 

We will draft a complete "charter party" contract which covers all the terms of your movement, sets-out the payment plan and allows for last minute changes due to weather or unforeseen changes in your cargo needs. We help to make sure that your costs will be as low as possible and that your cargo movement takes place exactly when you want it to.

Our client vessels are all sizes, with a bow ramp or a stern ramp ready for RORO cargo. We have foreign flag vessels as well as U.S. flag vessels which can move cargo between U.S. ports like Fajardo to Vieques or Culebra Island. 

We negotiate and take care of all port costs. Most Puerto Rico ports are union and we can contract a union crew or make arrangements for the ship to have permission to use her own tackle. Some cargo can be loaded in private non-union terminals and have cost savings.  

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Vessel Charters


Let us help you find the perfect ship for your cargo, movie set, or passenger movement needs.

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Vessel Charters


Let us help you find the perfect ship for your cargo, movie set, or passenger movement needs.

Cars loaded on deck for overnight export to Tortola

Cars loaded on deck for overnight export to Tortola

Blue Water Maritime represents over thirty supply vessels, barges and tugs, landing craft, and passenger ferries in the Caribbean area.  Vessel charters are "time charters" sealed with a charter party contract. The charter can be to move bulk cargo like vehicles or concrete block or it could be to arrange a special delivery to an unusual location. It can be for use as background in a movie set or as a camera platform. Sometimes time charters are made because rapid delivery is very important. 

Please call us about your Caribbean location needs. 

Landing cargo on the beach with a U.S. flag landing craft (one of our many client vessels).

Landing cargo on the beach with a U.S. flag landing craft (one of our many client vessels).

Midnight Coast loading at Guayanilla. Another of our vessels ready charter to the Caribbean ports we regularly serve and to further down island.

Midnight Coast loading at Guayanilla. Another of our vessels ready charter to the Caribbean ports we regularly serve and to further down island.

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Passenger Vessels


We do all agency work for cruise ships visiting the Caribbean.

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Passenger Vessels


We do all agency work for cruise ships visiting the Caribbean.

Blue Water Maritime is not just a shipping agency for cargo vessels. Ever since we cleared the M/V "Black Watch" into San Juan -- a cruise ship with an itinerary of the world's ports -- we have had a great love for our passenger carrying client vessels. 

We have also proven out new ports-of-call for the New Shoreham and the Nantucket Clipper. These small cruise ships are then able to offer tours of the "Spanish Virgin Islands" and they can visit ports that no other cruise line offers.

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Meet the Team


Experienced boarding agents and vessel representatives

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Meet the Team


Experienced boarding agents and vessel representatives

William Humphrey,  founder

Graduated from University of Nevada with BA in Journalism. Worked in Hollywood for a time but his first love was always sailing. Moved to the Caribbean the first chance he had.  In the early days of Blue Water Maritime Bill represented very small Caribbean trading vessels, one of which was even a true "goleta", a sailing schooner. Bill was also the first agent to work with Customs using new edifact database descriptors and the very early days of filing a manifest electronically. Blue Water Maritime presently has very advanced software which generates the XML for Coast Guard eNOA, electronic manifests for British Virgin Islands entry (as well as other ports) and this software also satisfies the latest requirements for advanced electronic entry of manifests and load plans.

 Tel: (787) 378-6190  email: bill@bluewatermaritime.com

Bill also enjoys riding horses.

Kelley Stobie,  operations manager

Kelley was born and raised in England, then moving to Canada in the late 1980's. Attended Algonquin College in Ottawa Ontario studying business. Has spent a lifetime as an equestrian and is Puerto Rico's Barrel Racing champion 3 years running.  Has managed equine facilities in Canada, St. Marten and Puerto Rico.  Her first experiences in the shipping industry was shipping and travelling with horses on our trading vessels down island. Presently she runs her own business Equi Blu Therapies as a certified equine physical therapist with clientele in Puerto Rico, Tortola, St. Thomas and St. Croix.  Kelley has been with Blue Water now for 4 years, she is fluently bi-lingual and she manages all phases from sales, accounting to vessel operations and bunkering.

Tel. (787) 426 - 0845 email: booking@aguaazulmaritimo.com

 

 

 

Ramon Enrique Surillo,  representative

Tel. (787) 548-5202  email: amsprovider@gmail.com

 

Ashley Barks,  boarding agent

Graduated from University of Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico with a BA in Business Administration and a Minor Degree in Psychology. Ashley is fluently bi-lingual and she is Blue Water Maritime's newest hire and has been extensively trained in U.S. Custom's procedures for vessel arrivals.

She also enjoys riding horses.

Tel: (939) 397-6200   Email: ashley.aguaazul@gmail.com