Ponce Port is now a cost saving place to bring your shipping business

Blue Water Maritime has been bringing vessels into the Port of Ponce for many years now. Recently we loaded the M/V "Seattle" with a consignment of military cargo for Kuwait. We loaded this vessel right before Ponce Port's new management company Portek took over so we have experience with the old problems the port had before and we are working with Portek during the transition.

 You can see one of the two twelve man gangs of union workers who were hired directly from a local stevedoring company by the vessel's owners.

You can see one of the two twelve man gangs of union workers who were hired directly from a local stevedoring company by the vessel's owners.

Blue Water Maritime always strives to use local suppliers and either put our clients (the vessel owners) directly in touch with the ship service companies or pass through the paid invoices with absolutely no surcharge or percentages added on. When you hire Blue Water Maritime as your ship's agent all your port costs will be transparent. Now that Portek is managing the Port of Ponce stevedoring costs will be handled directly with their management company also in a transparent manner. Bids will be based on tonnage loaded or containers moved and loading will be efficient and on a 24 hour basis.

 The M/V "Seattle" has her deck cargo lashed down on top of the hatches after they were also filled with Army Corp of Engineers equipment.

The M/V "Seattle" has her deck cargo lashed down on top of the hatches after they were also filled with Army Corp of Engineers equipment.

Blue Water Maritime specialises in vessel movements that are unusual and unique and we turn them into routine movements.

 Our military cargo transiting the Suez canal on the way to Kuwait.

Our military cargo transiting the Suez canal on the way to Kuwait.

The Port of Ponce is ideal for many classes of ships. We also loaded supply vessels and barges with stern ramps there. The dock between pier position two and three is low enough at the bulwark for the ramps of small supply vessels.

 The U.S. flag tug "Elsbeth II" stopped in Ponce port for bunkering. She was towing a large barge which the open water entry of Ponce port made the manuevering very easy.

The U.S. flag tug "Elsbeth II" stopped in Ponce port for bunkering. She was towing a large barge which the open water entry of Ponce port made the manuevering very easy.

Now that Portek is managing the Ponce Port Blue Water Maritime can now offer very cost effective efficient services which will be lower in cost than a San Juan visit. One way Portek will accomplish this is by handling all the stevedoring with their equipment and manpower. They are also helping us negotiate better terms for pilotage and tugs. Services are 24 hours a day seven days a week.

In addition Blue Water Maritime has a close relationship with the nearby refinery tank farm and we can supply bunkering of all classes of fuels for very competitive prices. Please call us for a quote.

 

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