TOTE Puerto Rico Named Area’s Best Employer

Recognized as Top Employer for Fourth Consecutive Year

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, October 5 — TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC (“TOTE Puerto Rico”), a premier carrier in the domestic maritime industry, today announced its representative company’s fourth consecutive, first place ranking in the annual Kincentric and GFR Media “Best Employer” award for small companies.

For 17 years, GFR Media and Kincentric have awarded Best Employer Awards to companies considered to demonstrate excellence in the workplace, foster an agile culture and consistently deliver strong, sustainable business results.

“TOTE Puerto Rico has reliably delivered consumer goods to the island for the past 35 years and we are proud to once again be recognized with this distinguished award,” said TOTE Puerto Rico Vice President and General Manager for Caribbean Services Eduardo Pagan. “Thanks to our dedicated team of colleagues, we will continue to meet the needs of Puerto Rico consumers, businesses and communities for decades to come.” 

TOTE Puerto Rico provides reliable, twice weekly service from Jacksonville, Fla. to San Juan, delivering fresh foods, poultry, pharmaceuticals, construction materials and other essential goods on which consumers rely to support their quality of life and most basic needs. Leveraging the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled containerships – the cleanest and most advanced in the market today – and other innovative maritime capabilities, including industry-leading software and a state-of-the-art terminal operating system, TOTE Puerto Rico has consistently delivered for the island in the most challenging of circumstances.

“TOTE Puerto Rico and its representative company greatly values our employees, who dedicate themselves to serving our customers and the needs of our business,” said Pagan. “Thanks to their efforts, we have been able to maintain the continuity of operations in support of those who depend on us most.”

“Since joining TOTE Puerto Rico 24-years ago as a messenger at the terminal, I have worked my way up through increasing responsibilities and am proud to be a part of the TOTE family,” said TOTE Puerto Rico’s San Juan Terminal Manager Ivan Burgos. “TOTE Puerto Rico’s investments in our colleagues and in the communities in which we live and operate, truly make this organization a great place to work.”

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About TOTE

TOTE is a leading transportation and logistics company, overseeing some of the most trusted companies in the US. TOTE Puerto Rico and TOTE Alaska bring unmatched reliability and service to their respective markets. TOTE Shipholdings serves as TOTE Puerto Rico’s general agent in Puerto Rico and TOTE Services offers crewing and technical services to meet the needs of commercial, privately owned and U.S. Government vessels. TOTE is part of the Saltchuk family of companies. www.toteinc.com.