SOURCE: USAC International Shipping Company

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January 27, 2011 11:00 ET

International Boat Shipping Services -- Industry Outlook for 2011 by USAC International

LONG BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - January 27, 2011) - As an international transportation company with specialization in worldwide boat shipping, USAC International has a unique perspective on the industry. Andy Yarotsky, the president, provides the following interview about the current situation in boat shipping business.

As some of our readers may not be familiar with marine boat transportation, could you explain what your company does?

Our primary focus as a marine logistics company is providing customized shipping solutions for overseas transportation of boats, yachts, sailboats and other cargoes.

Can anyone provide international boat shipping services, or are there special licensing requirements?

Absolutely -- there are strict license requirements and regulations as to who can provide shipping services. As you can imagine, we are fully licensed and bonded by Federal Maritime Commission and authorized to conduct business as an Ocean Transportation Intermediary.

What were the industry trends in 2010 and what is the outlook for 2011?

We saw a steady decline in demand for shipping new boats throughout 2009 and beginning of 2010. However during the last few months of 2010 there was a slight increase in requests for shipping new stock. We hope this trend will continue in 2011. Used boat market remained active throughout the year; we anticipate increasing demand in this sector throughout 2011.

What, in your opinion, sets you apart from other boat shipping companies?

Over the years of providing international boat transportation services we've developed a unique system of shipping methods for boats of various sizes. Depending on destination country and port, boat's location, nearest port of departure, boat's size, transit time requirements and customer's budget, we can offer multiple shipping solutions for each client. Working directly with steamship lines and boat transporters allows us to negotiate wholesale rates and deliver these savings directly to our customers. We begin shipping process by evaluating the customer's situation and providing a no-cost, no obligation shipping quote. We have a personalized approach to every shipment -- our clients are treated more like business partners, be it a yacht manufacturer, boat dealer or eBay buyer. Our expertise and extensive knowledge of the industry gives our customers peace of mind and assurance that their cargo is in reliable hands.

Backgrounder: USAC International Shipping is a licensed Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier specializing in overseas transportation of vehicles, boats, RVs and oversized cargoes.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Andy Yarotsky, President