Letter from our President

Eduardo Pagan

 The Puerto Rico Shipping Association (PRSA) was founded in 1970 under the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. A member-based organization represented by USA domestic & international liners, stevedoring & terminal operators, shipping agents, tug & barge operators, and other industry service associated organizations. Accounting for approximately 30 organizations.
The association works closely with USA Federal and Puerto Rico Government agencies and the island private sector to promote the growth and wellbeing of the community. It also represents its membership in forums and entities of relevant nature to the island social and economic evolution.
The PRSA promotes initiatives to advance the interests of its members, and the aim towards world class safety, technology, standards and practices in everything we do. The programs and initiatives towards the development of our industry professionals had played a pivotal role in the evolution of our business sector. All the above to serve the purpose of remaining a robust and competitive industry.
Recognizing the island significant dependency on imports and exports, we take very seriously our role to our customers and society.
As we approach our 50thanniversary, we are humble and proud of the contribution of our organization to the people of Puerto Rico and the dynamic role as advocates for our industry.

About Us

Puerto Rico Shipping Association
The Puerto Rico Shipping Association was founded in 1970. Following its inception, the association has grown to comprise a group of 32 companies dedicated to numerous sectors of the maritime business. Its tasks have expanded to include the representation of its membership in various socio-economic forums, as well as acting as a clearing house for numerous maritime-related initiatives.

The Puerto Rico Shipping Association mission is to represent the interests of its members in maximizing the efficiency, cost competitiveness, safety and quality of marine cargo operations in the ports of Puerto Rico.


To be the premier professional service organization in the maritime industry, supporting secure, growing ports across Puerto Rico, with a professional and economic labor force, efficiently moving cargo in sustainable harbors flourishing with natural resources.  


The Puerto Rico Shipping Association (PRSA) is a non-profit organization established in 1970, to facilitate the development and growth of the marine industry in Puerto Rico.