Seaboard Marine’s agent in Barbados, Eric Hassell and Son, is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this month. Seaboard joins the business community in Barbados in congratulating the firm for this wonderful achievement.

Eric Hassell and Son Ltd was founded by Captain Eric Hassell in 1969, when on discontinuing captaincy of schooners and motor vessels, he relocated from the sea and ships, to the land, as the first managing director, shortly thereafter to be joined by one of his sons, Gregory. Over the years, additional employees were hired and more family members joined the team. With the advent of containerized shipping, the family-owned firm moved seamlessly into providing agency services to container vessels and is today one of the most respected shipping and stevedoring companies in the southern Caribbean.

Stephen Bell, Seaboard’s VP-Caribbean Services, said, “The success of Eric Hassell is largely due to the outstanding devotion and dedication of their staff. All of their employees, starting with Erica Luke, the managing director who is a grand-daughter of the founder, are entirely committed to customer service. It is that shared commitment which has allowed Seaboard Marine and Eric Hassell to forge a strong partnership. As we expand our vessel services to and from Barbados to neighboring countries, we know that our customers value and appreciate the loyal support and service they receive from Eric Hassell. We look forward to growing together in the future.”

Please contact Eric Hassell and Son, Ltd. for any shipping requirements to Barbados at 246-436-6102.