January 17 - Seaboard Marine is upgrading a number of its services.

From January 26, its weekly Miami - Eastern Caribbean Service which departs from Miami every Thursday, will include a call at Castries, St. Lucia.

Stephen Bell, vice president of Seaboard Marine's Caribbean Division, said: "This direct, weekly service upgrade improves transit times to all ports of call within the rotation."

Additionally, commencing January 27, 2017, Seaboard Marine will offer a second weekly sailing departing Fridays from Miami to Point Lisas, Trinidad.

Since January 15, the shipping line has offered a weekly northbound service from Callao, Peru to Miami, Houston, Philadelphia, New York and Newark, in the USA.

Seaboard Marine provides direct, regular services between the USA and the Caribbean Basin, Central and South America and operates a fleet of over 30 ships serving 35 ports.

It has a specialised equipment fleet that is able to handle oversize construction and agriculture machinery, power plants and heavy equipment.