Rob Sequin | Havana Journal
Implied in the company’s press release, International Port Corp (IPC) has been granted a Carrier Service Provider license from the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the agency in charge of licensing US Cuba trade and travel.
IPC has announced that their first cargo ship will leave for a direct course to Cuba from the Miami River Port at noon Eastern time on July 11, 2012 and arrive in Cuba at 7:00am the next day in Cuba.
This will be the first direct shipment from Miami to Cuba since the Embargo began more than fifty years ago. The company has said that it will offer this as a weekly shipping service from Miami to Cuba.
“Once in port, recipients have the option of picking up their shipments or using a one-week all-points Havana delivery service or a two-week island-wide delivery option supported by CubaPack.”
The press release states that all cargo will be humanitarian aid but makes no mention of what is considered to be humanitarian aid. I mentions that they will be shipping “construction materials, home furniture, domestic electrical and electronic goods and car/machine parts”.
International Port Corp
3032 NW North River Drive
Miami, FL 33142