Ocean Star International, Inc., the worldwide leader in international shipping, is aware of the current situation in the South China Sea. China is attempting to lay claim to the waters of the South China Sea. These waters have previously been understood to be international waters and were subject to shipping laws as such. China, in an attempt to gain exclusive control of these waters, has in the past, interrupted vessels from neighboring countries. An article in the Stars and Stripes which was published on June 27, 2011 stated that earlier this month, China had a run-in with a Vietnamese vessel causing significant damage. This past March China also interfered with a vessel from the Philippines near the Spratly Islands. Due to these events, China’s neighboring countries are seeking the assistance of the U.S. government to provide a stronger presence in the area to deter future confrontations with the Chinese.
(“China’s Claim on Sea Leads Neighbors to Strengthen Ties With U.S.”; Stars and Stripes, June 27, 1011. Written by Erik Slavin. http://www.stripes.com/news) Since word of this situation became public, Ocean Star International, Inc. has been closely monitoring the situation.
Jay Morales, Vice President of OSI, had this to say: “We have stayed abreast of the situation in China in the unlikely event that it should cause any disruptions that may affect our customers. We applaud the U.S. government for their support in the South China Sea. Keeping these shipping lines open and in an “international waters” status is vital to the success of the shipping industry. We hope that the Chinese government can come to some agreement with their neighboring countries as to avoid a complete and utter disruption in shipping through this area. As of this moment, OSI has remained unaffected by this situation. Should this change, we will most certainly do everything possible to protect our customer’s goods and see to it that they are delivered in a timely manner.”
Mr. Morales also said, “We are proud of our U.S. Senators Jim Webb, D-VA and James Inhofe, R-OK for their part in a Senate resolution they introduced to condemn China’s actions. In the spirit of free trade there is no place for such events as those that have been initiated by China.”
With over thirty years of experience, Ocean Star International, Inc. is a leader in the specialty freight forwarding and logistics industry. OSI’s goal is to provide a stress-free experience for customers moving or shipping personal household goods or commercial goods internationally, and handles auto and vehicle shipping, in addition to container shipping, box and package shipping, cargo shipping, freight shipping and express shipping.
OSI is a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), fully bonded and licensed and accredited by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and offers a large array of economical solutions to its customers in need of relocation services. Shipping services include ocean maritime shipping and air transportation to every location in the world, utilizing a network of worldwide agents to coordinate relocations. OSI also offers import/export trading, and their services cover destinations to: Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Baltimore, UK, Puerto Rico, Singapore, China, Thailand, Australia, India, Europe, Germany, France, Mumbai, Chennai, Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo, Israel, and Hong Kong.
In addition to delivery door to door, door to port, port to port, or port to door, as the customer requires, OSI also offers packing, loading, warehouse, and storage options. Along with their packing services, OSI offers palletizing and shrink wrapping for safety and security of cargo.
For customers shipping cars overseas or requiring classic car shipping, OSI provides vehicle shipping quotes, customs clearance, export declarations, title validation, and marine insurance.
Located at 10880 Wiles Road, Coral Springs, FL, Broward County, near Miami Dade County, Ocean Star International also serves Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, FL. They have consolidation points in the US and around the world including: Miami, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Baltimore, MD, Norfolk, VA, Wilmington, NC, Charleston, NC, Savannah, GA, New Orleans, LA, Houston, TX, Corpus Christi, TX, Wilmington, DE, Boston, MA, and Portland, ME.
OSI is a member of IAM (International Association of Movers), AMSA (American Moving and Storage), IATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association), NCBFAA (National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Of America), NDTA (National Defense Transportation Association), and a certified MBE with the SFMSDC (South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council), a division of the NMSDC (National Minority Supplier Development Council) as well as the Chamber of Commerce.
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