International Shipholding Corp. [[image:]]
Ticker ISH
11 North Water Street, Suite 18290
Mobile, AL 36602



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Founded in 1978, International Shipholding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a fleet of U.S. and foreign flag vessels that provide international and domestic maritime transportation services to commercial and governmental customers. As of February 29, 2008, the company owned and operated 27 ocean-going vessels and related shoreside handling facilities.


  • Time Charter Contracts - enables charterer to obtain the right for a specified time period to direct the movements and utilization of the vessel in exchange for payment. Included are three RO/RO vessels to the United States Navy's military sealift command; ten pure car/truck carriers; a conveyor-equipped self-unloading coal carrier; two multi-purpose vessels; a tanker; and three container vessels.
  • Contracts of Affreightment - offers contracts to provide space on its vessels for the carriage of specified goods or a specified quantity of goods on single voyage or series of voyages.
  • Rail-Ferry Service - operates special purpose vessels that carry loaded rail cars through the Carribean between the U.S. and Mexico.
  • Other - provides ship charter brokerage and agency services.

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