Seaboard Marine employs a fleet of over 8,000 refrigerated containers, both 20′ and 40′, specifically assigned to perishables that are monitored and maintained around the clock. These containers use only ozone-friendly refrigerants. Our procedures focus on time-sensitive issues that relate to your perishable cargo throughout its entire journey. We have created special import departments, at all offices, to expedite the clearance of your freight. These departments handle the various documentation that is required with any type of refrigerated cargo, for both incoming and outgoing movement. This means we are well versed in addressing the variety of issues posed from U.S. Customs (CBP), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We also work closely with importers and customs brokers prior to a vessel’s arrival, so that advanced efforts take place to expedite the clearance process.