About Caribbean Shipping Services

Caribbean Shipping Services, Inc. is an international ocean transportation intermediary(OTI), specializing in the transportation and warehousing of frozen, chilled and dry commodities. An OTI functions at times as a Ocean Freight Forwarder(OFF) and a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and is licensed through the Federal Motor Carrier (FMC) as and OTI and can provide the popular Third Party Logistics (3PL) service as well. In lay-mans terms, that essentially means we can transport and warehouse about anything to the Caribbean and nearly anywhere in the world. Strategically located in the United States, in the port city of Jacksonville, Florida, Caribbean Shipping Services combines the latest logistic technologies to accommodate any freight need. We want to partner with you to provide a customized shipping service that fits your needs. Learn a little bit more about us in our video below.

Managing over one million pounds of product per day, Caribbean Shipping Services offers inland transportation, ocean transportation and multi-temperature warehousing, all with clear and concise transportation management. Caribbean Shipping Services arranges shipping services for over 6 million pounds of cargo per week and is the largest refrigerated OTI serving the entire Caribbean market. Caribbean Shipping Services is also an international freight forwarding, storage and transportation entity that allows shippers needing to transport and store products to and from all over the world. In addition to Caribbean Shipping Services’s extensive warehousing and shipping capabilities, we have trucking connections with over 50 trucks picking up and delivering product nationwide on a daily basis.

Delivering clients a complete solution for their shipping needs, anywhere, anytime, Caribbean Shipping Services has become the industry leader for global shipping. Caribbean Shipping Services is a seamless “one-stop-shop” for clients around the world.

Caribbean Shipping Services now part of the AFF, Inc. Family of Companies

On May 8th, 2015, AFF, Inc. announced that it acquired Caribbean Shipping Services. Caribbean Shipping Services is now part of the AFF, Inc. family of companies and will be able to offer even better services and reliability in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean markets. AFF, Inc., also known simply as AFF, (www.americanfast.com) is a transportation and logistics company headquartered in Fife, Washington. AFF and its affiliated companies and divisions provide a wide range of ocean freight forwarding, trucking, project logistics and warehousing-distribution services. The core business is ocean freight consolidating and forwarding, specializing in the domestic Jones Act markets of Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico. AFF is an indirect subsidiary of a portfolio company owned by The Jordan Company II, LLC and members of AFF management.

Our Mission as Team Caribbean is to become the primary transportation and warehouse provider for all of our customers by providing reliable service, cementing strong relationships and offering superior technology.


In 1993 Paul Robbins sold his pride and joy – his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He used the $10,000 he received from the sale of the bike to purchase the best computer system the transportation industry had to offer, and, along with his wife, Julie, founded Caribbean Shipping Services, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida. Today, a picture of the motorcycle hangs in Paul’s office to remind Team Caribbean of that humble beginning.

In 1994 Caribbean Cold Storage was founded with the purchase of an 85,000 square foot warehouse located in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. This investment gave Caribbean Cold Storage more than 2.5 million cubic feet of freezer, cooler and dry space to consolidate freight. Today Caribbean Cold Storage has contract warehousing in New Jersey, New Orleans, Miami and San Juan.

More than two decades later, The Robbins are proud of their family owned business. Beginning with services mainly in Puerto Rico, Caribbean Shipping Services has grown to providing complete transportation and logistics management for a variety of products moving to and from almost every point in the world.

Starting in 1999, Caribbean Shipping Services has continued to receive the First Coast 50 Award. Caribbean Shipping Services also boasts the spot as the #1 Fastest Growing Company in the Nation by INC. Magazines in 2000 and the #2 Fastest Growing Company in the Nation in 2001.

On May 8th, 2015, Caribbean Shipping was acquired by AFF, Inc. (Also known as AFF) AFF is an indirect subsidiary of a portfolio company owned by The Jordan Company II, LLC and members of AFF management. AFF is a transportation and logistics company headquartered in Fife, WA.

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Caribbean Shipping, Inc. is your ocean transportation intermediary transporting both dry and temperature sensitive commodities. Read More