Last week, Miami-Dade County officials and the PortMiami team celebrated Seaboard Corporations’ 100 years of serving international commerce and the maritime industry.

A celebration was held at PortMiami where Rebeca Sosa, Chairwoman of the Miami-Dade County Economic Development and Tourism Committee, presented the Seaboard team a proclamation marking October 5, 2018 as Seaboard Corporation Day.

Since its inception in 1918, Seaboard Corporation and its subsidiaries have played vital roles in both regional and national economies. Its outstanding influence on commerce and trade, particularly in the Caribbean and Latin America, is the very reason Miami-Dade County is pleased to have worked with its Miami-based subsidiary, Seaboard Marine, for more than 35 years.

Seaboard Corporation has been tirelessly committed to growing and expanding its business in Miami-Dade County.  Seaboard Marine is PortMiami’s top cargo partner, moving more than 9 million TEUs through the Port since in the last decades. Nearly 30 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America receive cargo from Seaboard Marine vessels loaded at PortMiami. Seaboard Marine services over 4,000 businesses in Miami-Dade County and over 6,000 in the greater South Florida area.

Seaboard Marine Vice President Jose Perez-Jones said, “Through these many years, we have worked collaboratively with PortMiami on numerous projects to improve infrastructure and security while increasing our operational efficiency.  We’re always appreciative to receive recognition for efforts that benefit both our employees and our valued customers. We thank the leadership of Miami-Dade County and PortMiami.”

“We are so proud to recognize our partners at Seaboard,” said Sosa. “We wish the Seaboard team another 100 years of prosperity and success, but most importantly, thank them and their customers for their trust in PortMiami.”