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Shipping to the Caribbean is a challenging task

Shipping to the Caribbean


Shipping to the Caribbean involves extremely complicated logistics and a rough, wide ocean to cross. Not everyone is up to the task – especially when the task has to be fulfilled reliably and with utmost care for the customer’s wishes. Needless to say, not many shipping companies are able to handle this complex puzzle. Fortunately, long years of experience and clever shipping policy make that Vertraco is ready to be of service, and respond to any wish the client can think of.

Shipping to the Caribbean is best done by veterans

Vertraco Shipping B.V. has been an expert in sea transport for over 35 years. Running from Antwerp, Hull and Gijón to Georgetown, Paramaribo, Point Lisas, Matanzas/Puerto Ordaz and back to Rotterdam, shipping to the Caribbean is its absolute specialisation. This experience is mainly due to the fact that Vertraco is the managing- and commercial agent of the Europe Carribean Line (ECL). This line offers two different services between Northwest Europe and the northern coast of South America, called the Reefer Service and the South Caribbean Service.

"Before you know it, your cargo will be making its way around the globe in the safe hands of veteran sailors."

The Reefer Service

The Reefer Service is unique: it is the only service that ships every type of good quickly, directly, and frequently from Northwest Europe to the countries of Guyana and Suriname. Every 2 weeks a ship departs from the ports of Dover and Vlissingen, heading to the harbours of Paramaribo in Surinam and Georgetown in Guyana. Whether the request concerns a small parcel or a large machine, Vertraco’s extensive network in Guyana and Suriname ensures a safe and swift delivery to every desired location in both countries. The sailing schedule of the Reefer Service can be consulted here.

The South Caribbean Service

The South Caribbean Service has ships sailing every month to a multitude of ports, all of them shipping to the Caribbean. Fixed ports of call are Antwerp (Belgium), Hull (United Kingdom), Gijón (Spain), Georgetown (Guyana), Paramaribo (Surinam), Point Lisas (Trinidad), Matanzas/Puerto Ordaz (Venezuela), and Rotterdam (The Netherlands). This does not mean that destinations outside of these ports cannot be reached. Through cooperation with reliable partners, we ensure delivery to all the Caribbean islands and Central America.


Shipping to the Caribbean for every type of cargo

Vertraco disposes of extensive knowledge of different types of cargo, ranging from break bulk to rolling stock. No matter the size, Vertraco has a suitable logistic solution for you. Their ships and crew are well equipped and trained to transport cargo such as:

  • Rolling stock, whose mobile nature requires special expertise to correctly handle the safety risks;
  • Project cargo, involving objects that are too heavy or large to be transported by ordinary ships;
  • Steel cargo, which is protected below deck against sea water and possible rust;
  • Bulk cargo, whose high volumes benefit from Vertraco’s scrupulous planning and logistics;
  • Pallet transport, which offers an alternative to container shipping. To ensure the safety of the cargo, Vertraco carefully arranges the pallets in the most beneficial fashion possible.

Shipping to the Caribbean with Vertraco

The wide range of services available and their respective quality make that Vertraco is the best choice for shipping to the Caribbean. In case of further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Before you know it, your cargo will be making its way around the globe in the safe hands of veteran sailors.

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