Connecting Puerto Rico & The Caribbean

Saltchuk in Florida, Puerto Rico & The Caribbean 

A family of transportation companies

The Saltchuk family of companies is proud to include some of the country’s most respected names in cargo transportation and distribution. Our companies provide essential services by land, sea, and air.

With 28 ports of call in The Bahamas and Caribbean, twice weekly sailings from Jacksonville to Puerto Rico, and scheduled and on-demand air cargo throughout the islands, Saltchuk companies deliver everything from fresh food to construction supplies needed for life and business in the islands.

We’re proud of our family of companies’ economic impact in the region where our companies employ more than 1,900.

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Saltchuk companies serving Puerto Rico & The Caribbean


Specializing in FCL, LCL and airfreight consolidations, Caribtrans has been moving cargo from across the US throughout the Caribbean since 1985.

Deluxe Freight LLC

Deluxe Freight has been offering exclusive freight forwarding solutions to the Cayman Islands since 1996 and has built a reputation for providing white-glove service.

Seven Seas Insurance 

Seven Seas Insurance Company has been writing “All Risk” marine cargo coverage with zero deductible since 1967. The company holds an A (Excellent) rating from AM Best and is known for its fast claim service. Seven Seas customers rest easy knowing their claims will be paid by a reliable company.

Shoreside Logistics

Shoreside Logistics offers a broad range of logistics services to support the aviation and maritime industries moving cargo throughout the nation’s Southeast region. Shoreside offers drayage, trucking, intermodal, cross-docking, consolidation, and customs brokerage services in the Ports of Jacksonville and Palm Beach, Florida.


StratAir provides special cargo, ground handling, warehousing services, and a mix of scheduled and charter services to key import and export destinations through North America, the Caribbean, and South America.


From humble beginnings in 1985 as a two-tug-and-barge operation to introducing the world’s first LNG-powered containerships, TOTE’s commitment to the people of Puerto Rico has never wavered.

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico connects the U.S. and Puerto Rico with its two new LNG-powered Marlin Class vessels, the first of their kind worldwide. The Isla Bella and Perla Del Caribe sail twice a week between Jacksonville and San Juan, providing reliable shipments of everything from groceries to construction supplies and raw materials for Puerto Rico’s manufacturing industry. In addition to their positive environmental impact, the new vessels can carry about double what the previous ships transported and bring nearly 40 percent of all cargo to Puerto Rico.

To name the new LNG-powered vessels, TOTE Maritime partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico in a contest. The two winning names were selected from hundreds of entries. Each winner received a university scholarship.

TOTE Services

Since 1975, TOTE Services has provided full technical management and partial management/ crewing services for nearly one hundred vessels of various sizes and configurations.

Tropical Shipping

From Canada to South Florida, Tropical Shipping operates state-of-the-art facilities in select seaside ports to meet your freight-shipping needs to and from The Caribbean and The Bahamas. Offering fixed-day sailings, complete FCL, LCL, consolidation services, national pickup, and more since 1965.

VI Cargo

VI Cargo has provided weekly freight forwarding from Miami to St Croix since 1993.


Giving Back to Our Communities

The Saltchuk family of companies and their employees proudly support communities in Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Florida by giving time, money, and services to organizations and causes that matter to them. Some of our proudest accomplishments include an ongoing partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico and working together to promote programs dedicated to youth development and post-secondary education across the region.

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Our People Make All the Difference

People of Saltchuk was created in 2014 to highlight the hard-working people dedicated to making Saltchuk companies the best in their industries. We think the transportation industry is fascinating, and we hope you find the stories here interesting, inspiring, and enlightening as you learn about the companies and people that make up the Saltchuk family. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or subscribe to the newsletter to read the latest stories!

Link to People of Saltchuk Caribbean articles


Environmental Leadership

Saltchuk is committed to operating in a way that minimizes negative impacts on the environment. Our goal is to be an industry leader and innovator in our stewardship of the environment.

Saltchuk is proud of our companies’ investments in clean technology and alternative fuels that have set new standards in reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality in the transportation industry.

Code of Ethics

We want Saltchuk companies to be the kind of place where we would all be proud for our children to work. We expect all our companies’ employees to always be honest and ethical in their company’s business performance and to meet the highest standards of business behavior. A shared Code of Ethical Business Conduct helps guide our organization.

Career Opportunities

Search for opportunities across the Saltchuk family of companies on the Saltchuk Job Board!

New jobs are posted every day from Hawaii to Alaska, the Pacific Northwest to the Caribbean!

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