About Us

A Tradition of Service
Spanning three generations of a shipping TRADITION dedicated to QUALITY SERVICE, Jamaica Fruit and Shipping, and its group of companies, is a vibrant business, open to new investment opportunities and joint venture proposals that could complement its present investment portfolio.
Jamaica Freight & Shipping Co. was established in 1976 when the shipping interests of Jamaica Fruit & Shipping Co. were merged with Sprostons (Jamaica) Limited — the shipping division of the Aluminum Company of Canada (Alcan). Jamaica Freight & Shipping is a full service shipping agency, representing Cosco Shipping Lines, JP Shipping, Miami Freight and Shipping, and Mitsui OSK Lines Limited. Our Logistics management department offers a full service brokerage facility and haulage services. In addition, Jamaica Freight & Shipping is the exclusive port agent for West Indies Alumina Company (WINDALCO) at Port Esquivel, handling all of its’ vessels, and Bound Brook Wharf in Port Antonio. Jamaica Freight also offers Equipment Services, Dry Docking facilities, and an all-inclusive Logistic Center through the following companies:

Kingston Dry Dock​

owns and operates a Dry Docking Facility
A joint venture company between Jamaica Fruit , Zim and Port Authority -offers Logistical Solutions , Free Zone and Bonded Facilities, stripping and stuffing, container sale, repair and conversion, and reefer maintenance.

Seaboard Jamaica

an affiliate company that represents SEABOARD MARINE – a shipping line that offers regular service between the USA and the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Charles Henry Johnston is the present Chairman of Jamaica Fruit & Shipping, and Jamaica Freight & Shipping Co. Ltd following in his Grandfather footsteps, Charles Edward Johnston- founder of Jamaica Fruit and Shipping in 1919 and his Father Ernest Johnston, chairman between 1955 and 1978. He is also Chairman of Jamaica Producers Group and a member of the board of several major companies, including Kingston Wharves, Shipping Association of Jamaica and Jamaica Public Service.