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On March 30, SSA Marine signed a Joint Venture agreement with SPRSM to operate and expand the container terminal in Santa Marta, Colombia.


Ground was broken for the construction of a two-berth container terminal at Cai Mep in Southern Vietnam.  SSA Marine and its partners have received approval of their investment license to construct and operate a three berth container terminal at Quang Ninh Port in the north of Vietnam.  Operations are scheduled to begin in 2012.

SSA Marine and China Shipping signed a joint venture agreement in August 2008 to operate Terminal 30 in the Port of Seattle.  China Shipping’s expanded Seattle Container Service will start calling at the newly refurbished terminal in May 2009.

SSA Marine’s CEO, Jon Hemingway, was inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame on May 14 at the United Nations in New York City.

On April 22, representatives from SSA Containers, the Port of Tacoma, the Puyallup Tribal Council and Marine View Ventures signed four historic agreements that will result in marine terminal development along the Blair Waterway in Tacoma.

Maersk Shipping Line announced that MIT would become its Caribbean hub.


SSA Marine and the Puyallup Tribe announced a long-term agreement to develop and operate a privately funded container terminal on the East Blair Waterway. The terminal will be the largest private investment in the City of Tacoma in recent years. The container terminal will have two vessel berths.


MIT inaugurated a new administration building, new berths and container yards within the expansion program of the Port of Manzanillo, Republic of Panama.


Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners committed to a significant equity investment in the company, positioning Carrix to capitalize on the substantial growth opportunity in the global port operations industry. 

SSA Marine was presented the Environmental Excellence Award for Air Quality by the Association of Washington Business (AWB).  The award was in recognition of the leadership and voluntary commitments to improving air quality at SSA Marine’s Terminal 18 in the Port of Seattle.


SSA Marine purchased the remaining 50 percent of Western Stevedoring Company, Ltd., serving the metropolitan Vancouver, Canada area, from General Steamship International, Ltd.  

Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, approved the establishment of a joint venture between Saigon Port and SSA Marine to develop and operate SP-SSA International Container Terminal (SSIT) at Cai Mep, in the Bga Ria-Vung Tau Province.  SSIT will support container traffic in the greater Ho Chi Minh City area were container traffic is currently 3 million TEU's per year and growing at an average rate of 20% per year.  

Vinalines, Quang Ninh Port and SSA Marine signed a Joint Venture Agreement to establish a company to develop and operate container terminals at Cai Lan Port in Quang Ninh Province.   

SSA Marine and Vinalines also signed an Agreement in Principle to develop and operate logistics throughout Vietnam.  The common goal is to provide world class container handling services throughout Vietnam.  


The Port of Sacramento awards terminal operations to SSA Marine to operate the port terminal in West Sacramento through 2016.  

SSA Marine was awarded the Toyota Logistics Service award for 'Distinction in Quality Service and Performance.'

SSA Marine expands operations into the Port of Eureka in Northern California to handle 16,000 tons of export pulp per month.  

SSA Terminals purchases 4 new super post-panamax cranes for use at Terminal 18 in Seattle.       

SSA Marine purchased 50 percent of Western Stevedoring Company Ltd., the premier conventional cargo stevedore and terminal operator on Canada's Vancouver Island and in the metropolitan Vancouver area.

Terminal 25 in Seattle, WA was re-opened after a substantial improvement project.  Matson Navigation Co. will be the sole tenant at the the 30 acre facility.  

Manzanillo International Terminal in Panama celebrated its 10 year anniversary and announced its plan to double its capacity.  The paved container yard will be expanded to 370 acres, 400 meters of RoRo and Breakbulk berths and six new Post-Panamax cranes will be added.  

SSA Marine negotiated a joint venture agreement  with Saigon Port to design, construct and operate a 1.35 million TEU container terminal at Cai Mep in Vietnam.  


Port Service Distribution, LLC, a joint venture with Baldwin Transfer Co., was formed to provide warehousing, trucking and other logistical support services in Mobile, AL.  

SecureTrans Partnership will provide security services to various terminals and facilities in California.  The joint venture with Alan Jefferies, LLC was created in July.

SSA Marine completes USAID contract in Umm Qsar, Iraq.  The operations team was onsite at the port from April 2003 to June 2004.

Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) in Panama was named 'Best Container Terminal in the Caribbean'  by the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA).  

SSA Marine is named the number one Marine Terminal Operator by Marine Digest's Readers Poll, as voted on by Shipping Lines.

Howard Terminal in Oakland, CA is re-opened to accommodate growing container volumes.  SSA Terminals signed a 25 year lease with the Port of Oakland.  Matson Navigation Co. will be the sole customer on the 50 acre facility. 

SSA Marine and COSCO mark a 25-year business relationship.  Since entering into US trade, SSA Marine has handled every COSCO container in every port on the West Coast totalling 7.7 million.  

SSA Holdings International - Vietnam was incorporated.


A five year contract with the Port of Stockton to handle the stevedoring and terminal operations for the port was awarded to SSA Marine.

SSA was awarded a US$4.8 million contract by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to assess the rebuilding of Iraq's terminals at the Port of Umm Qasr and to assist in the movement of humanitarian cargo by providing the operational management of the port for one year. An additional two years of management services may be added by USAID exercising an option.

DRS purchased the fixed assets from Christina Service Company, expanding its operating base in Wilmington, Delaware.

SSA Mexico Holdings, S.A. de C.V., a newly formed subsidiary of FSC, acquired the interest in TMM Puertos y Terminals ("TMMPyT") from Transportacion Maritima Mexicana ("TMM"). TMMPyT is now a 100% owned subsidiary of FSC. TMMPyT includes port operations in Manzanillo, Veracruz, Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico.

In further development of appropriate corporate brand recognition, FSC was renamed Carrix, Inc.; Stevedoring Services of America, Inc. was renamed SSA Marine, Inc.; SSA Pacific Terminals, Inc. was renamed SSA Containers, Inc.; SSA Atlantic Terminals, Inc. was renamed SSA Atlantic, Inc.; SSA Gulf Terminals, Inc. was renamed SSA Gulf, Inc.; SSA/Cooper LLC was renamed SSA Cooper, LLC.


SSA combined the majority of its Atlantic operations with Cooper T. Smith's operations into a newly formed entity,        SSA Cooper, LLC.

SSAT substantially completed the expansion of Terminal 18 located in Seattle. The expanded facility encompasses approximately 200 acres and is now the largest port facility in the Pacific Northwest. The lease term covers 30 years along with a 10-year renewal option.

PMS signed a new 20-year lease with the Port of Long Beach for its existing facility, which will be expanded from the previously existing 110 acres to 217 acres. The expansion is scheduled to be completed in 2003.


SSA Terminals (Long Beach), LLC was formed as a Limited Liability Company jointly owned by SSAT and Terminals Investment Limited, an affiliate of the Mediterranean Shipping Company, to operate the 170-acre Long Beach container terminal facility at Pier A. Operations commenced in December 2002.

SSA formed the joint venture Pacific Maritime Services, LLC ("PMS") with China Ocean Shipping Company, to operate a major container facility in the Port of Long Beach. SSA manages the facility day to day, and operations commenced July 1, 2001.


SSA reorganizes its domestic operations into SSA Atlantic Terminals, SSA Gulf Terminals and SSA Pacific Terminals to gain operating and administrative efficiencies.

SSA, with two partners, formed Cruise Terminals of America to manage and operate cruise line terminals in Seattle, Washington.

Rail Management Services (RMS) is awarded the BNSF ramp contract at Corwith, the largest rail facility owned by the BNSF.

TMMPyT is awarded a 20-year concession to develop, market and operate a cruise terminal in Progresso, Mexico.

SSA signs a 99-year lease with Jasper County to develop and operate a 1,776-acre, 12,000-foot river front site in South Carolina.

SSA signs a 90-year lease with Texas City to develop and operate a port in Southeast Texas.

SSAT signs a lease with the Port of Oakland for a new container facility. When completed, the new 150-acre terminal will be the largest in the Port of Oakland.

TMM Puertos & Terminales, the partnership between SSA and TMM, acquire port operations in Veracruz, Acalpulco and Cozumel, Mexico. The partnership is also awarded a concession to develop, market and operate a cruise terminal in Progreso, Mexico.

1999 In July, Matson and SSA signed an agreement appointing SSA Terminals (SSAT) subsidiary as the manager of terminal and stevedore operations at Matson Terminals Inc. facilities on the West Coast. SSA and CSAV (the largest Chilean steamship company) are awarded the right to develop and operate the two major Chilean ports of San Vicente and San Antonio.

SSA and SSAT enter into a 30-year operating lease with the Port of Seattle that will result in the expansion of T-18's acreage from 100 to 200 acres, making it the largest terminal in the Pacific Northwest. Expansion is to be completed in the 2nd quarter of 2002.

1997 SSA's affiliate, Rail Terminal Services, acquired the stock of Union Pacific Motor Freight from the Union Pacific railroad, enabling it to assume 18 different rail ramps across the country for the Union Pacific under a 10-year contract.

SSA forms a joint venture, International Seaports Pty, to pursue the development of port and port based infrastructure in India and other Asian countries.

1996 SSA begins consulting and business development in Indonesia.

SSA Vietnam acquires a 31% interest in Lotus Joint Venture Company, Ltd., a Vietnamese company organized to develop & operate a container terminal and warehousing operation in Saigon.

1995 SSA expands into the U.S. Gulf region by acquiring Ryan-Walsh, Inc.

SSA forms a joint venture with Transportación Maritíma Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. to market and operate a container terminal in Manzanillo, Mexico.

1994 SSA forms a joint venture with Motores Internacionales S.A. to develop, manage, market and operate Manzanillo International Terminal S.A., a container transshipment facility in Colon, Panama.
1993 SSA acquires New Zealand Stevedoring Company Limited, the largest stevedoring company in New Zealand.

SSA and Greystones Cargo Systems (Propriety) Limited form a joint venture to handle cargo throughout Southern Africa.

1992 SSA continues expansion in the South Atlantic through the acquisition of Southeast Atlantic Cargo Operators, Inc. (SEACO).

SSA begins operations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey through partnership with International Terminal Operating Company, Inc.

A five-year contract is awarded by the State Railway of Thailand to construct, operate and manage a rail ramp facility in Bangkok.

1991 Homeport Insurance Company is created to provide USL&H workmen's compensation coverage for SSA and its affiliates.
1990 SSA forms a joint venture between Pacific International Terminals and Westshore Terminals, Ltd. of Vancouver, B.C., Canada to review breakbulk projects on the West Coast.

SSA joined with Westshore to develop a site at Cherry Point located north of Bellingham, Washington to become Gateway Terminals, a facility to support bulk cargoes for the region.

1989 SSA expands service into the South Atlantic region through the acquisition of Carolina Stevedoring and becomes the largest stevedore and terminal operator in Southern California by acquiring the Overseas Terminal Company.
1987 SSA and Intermodal Management Services, Inc. establish Pacific Rail Services (PRS) to manage rail ramp operations. PRS and its affiliates currently operate over 60 ramp facilities for 10 railroads.
1984 Seattle Stevedore is officially named Stevedoring Services of America (SSA).
1982-83 Seattle Stevedore expands services to all Oregon and California ports by acquiring Brady Hamilton and Crescent Wharf and Warehouse.
1980 Seattle Stevedore acquires 100% interest in Seattle Crescent Container Services of the Japan 6 lines, Terminal 37, Seattle.
1975 Seattle Stevedore forms Sea Star Stevedoring company in Anchorage, Alaska.
1960-63 Seattle Stevedore acquires Everett, Twin Harbor and Olympia Stevedoring Companies and establishes facilities at Ports of Tacoma and Port Angeles.
1954 Seattle Stevedore Company is acquired from American Hawaiian Steamship Company.
1952 Operations expand to Alaska with the investment in Southeast Stevedoring.
1949 Fred R. Smith forms Bellingham Stevedoring Company, the beginning of cargo handling operations for what would become SSA Marine.