The programme which is titled, “Easy Shipping”, made its debut on WINN FM radio on Tuesday 19th April, 2011, and was organised and sponsored by Hobson Enterprises, which is the leading shipping agency in St. Kitts & Nevis.
The CEO of Hobson Enterprises, Mr. Damion Hobson explained that his company decided to introduce the programme, to assist Kittitians and Nevisians in better understanding the requirements and options, when it comes to shipping their products overseas or when needing to import items from abroad.
Mr. Hobson indicated that given the current financial challenges being faced by both individuals and companies, Hobson Enterprises has decided to do its part in identifying cheaper and more efficient means of shipping cargo into or out of the Federation.
He said that the program is also designed to allow his company to make a direct contact with its customers, to hear their concerns, listen to their shipping preferences and challenges, and to help guide them on issues such as the operations at the customs and port facilities.
The Hobson Enterprises CEO also stated that with the decline in the economy, now is a good time to help the people with information, about how to move their cargo into and out of St. Kitts & Nevis, at the best possible rates, service and the best possible delivery times. He said it is all about providing the best possible shipping solutions for customers.
Hobson Enterprises, said the CEO, is a 22 year old company that was founded by his father, Mr. Alphonso Hobson, (in 1989), and though it initially started as a customs brokerage firm, over the years, it has transformed its operations into a full service trucking, freight forwarder, airline agent and ships agent company.
The company represents a number of principals, such as UPS-the courier service; Crowley Shipping Lines –a full containerized service coming from North America, Trinidad and Puerto Rico; Xpress Freight-a freight consolidator out of Miami; and Imani, which is a local vessel plying the waters between St. Kitts & St. Maarten.
Mr. Hobson told listeners to the programme, that with this combination of services and shipping options, Hobson Enterprises has been able to provide an all inclusive service that takes the customer’s cargo from the point of purchase, to their door step. In other words, said the CEO, “From store to shore”. He said that his company makes shipping easier for its customers by delivering a service that is second to none.
Also joining the CEO for the programme were the company’s legal counsel and Executive Director, Ms. Marissa Hobson and the Senior Accounts Officer, Mr. Chris Hensley.
Easy Shipping will be aired every Tuesday at 8:00am on WINN FM, with the next edition slated for May 3rd, 2011. Members from the public are invited to call the program to discuss any shipping issue that might be of interest to them. Future editions will examine topics such as safety, shipping insurance, how best to manage the process at customs, the port and shipping options.