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Past, Present and Future

History & Experience

Liberty Maritime Corporation was founded in 1988 by Philip J. Shapiro, who continues to serve as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Liberty has established a worldwide reputation as a high quality and reliable dry bulk vessel and liner service operator. Our outstanding track record has been developed through years of on-time and efficient cargo delivery. Over the past 25 years, Liberty has distinguished itself as an exceptional carrier of United States origin overseas food aid shipments for various U.S. government agencies including the United States Departments of Agriculture, State and Defense. In addition, Liberty’s fleet has played an integral role in carrying cargo for many multi-national commercial grain houses and remains the largest U.S. flag food aid carrier for the United Nations’ World Food Program.

The entire Liberty Maritime U.S. flag operated fleet are VISA (Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement) participants. The three PCTC Ro/Ro vessels operated by Liberty Global Logistics LLC, an affiliate company, also meet U.S. Maritime Security Program requirements. Liberty is recognized by various governments, commercial shippers and other groups and agencies as a preferred transporter of tracked and wheeled military equipment such as: tanks, helicopters, Humvees, MRAPs and M-ATVs. Additionally, the vessels are used to transport commercial vehicles, heavy equipment and project type cargoes.

Liberty Maritime is committed to evolving with the development of global trade as well as changing demand and trading patterns. We strive to be the most efficient, cost effective and reliable ocean transportation company.

Shipping Experience:

  • Bulk Carriers
  • Ro/Ros
  • PCTCs
  • Container Ships
  • Tankers
  • Tween Deckers
  • Bagged and bulk liner service
  • Logistics & Prepositioning
  • Military and Ammunition Transportation