International Shipholding Corporation is a Mobile, Alabama-based company that is engaged in waterborne cargo transportation. The company has several subsidiaries that continue to offer its products and services to a wide range of consumers in need of water transportation services. The business is heralded as a water transportation specialist that has roots going back to the 1940s.
The offerings of the company are categorized under 5 reporting segments, namely Dry Bulk, PCTC, Jones Act, Rail Ferry and Specialty. These divisions are represented by several subsidiaries, who are also registered as leaders in the arena they thrive in. These companies include LCI Shipholdings, Inc., United Ocean Services, LLC., Central Gulf Lines, Inc., East Gulf Shipholding, Inc.; Waterman Steamship Corporation and International Shipholding Corporation. In total, these companies have 54 vessels that are operational. The offerings of these businesses are categorized as chartered, medium and long-term contracts.
The first vessel owned by the company was purchased in the 1940s with Central Gulf as its first venture. The ship was the SS Horatio Allen, which was a war-built liberty vessel and was eventually named SS Green Wave. International Shipholding Corporation continues to uphold the highest level of safety and security in all their transactions. More than the service they provide to their business partners, the company has underscored the welfare of their crew and associates as their top priority. The company continues to employ the service of several associates, who have committed strong dedication to the success of their business partners.
In addition to the company’s headquarters in Alabama, the company also maintains offices in New York and in Tampa, Florida. Additionally, they have offices in China and in Singapore. International Shipholding Corporation continues to market its common stocks on the New York Stock Exchange. Its shares are traded using the symbol ISH. The company is listed as a component of the Wilshire 5000 Index.