Paul Robbins, CEO of Caribbean Shipping Services and Caribbean Cold Storage, spoke to the Jacksonville, Florida chapter of the prestigious Propeller Club regarding the importance of third party logistics to the shipping industry. The Propeller Club of Jacksonville is one of the oldest chapters of the international club that promotes the significance and the necessity of all waterborne commerce. Robbins spoke at the request of Peter Baci, Vice President of Programs.
“Third party logistics companies and non-vessel operating common carriers are very important because they provide value added services that the carriers are not able to offer”, explained Robbins. “The difference between Caribbean Shipping Services and other 3PL’s is that we are an asset based company. We own trucks and operate our own warehouse. Because of this and our unique partnership with the carriers we are able to provide unparalleled services at competitive rates.”
Paul Robbins joins very distinguished company as a speaker at the Propeller Club. Former speakers include Bob Magee, CEO and Chairman of the American Shipping Group, the parent company of Sea Star Line. The original Propeller Club was established in 1922 in New York. The Jacksonville chapter, chartered in 1930, is one of the oldest continually active clubs in the nation and has 240 members. Its officers include President Captain Eric Bryson of the St. John’s Bar Pilots Association and President Elect Victoria Robas of the Jacksonville Port Authority.