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February 11, 2021 - We're Hiring!

We're hiring! We are currently accepting applications for candidates with previous experience as well as candidates who are eager to break into the maritime industry.

Among the many aspects of the position, boarding agents coordinate the logistics of arrivals and departures of vessels, board vessels, coordinate vendors and husbandry deliveries, special projects, prepare commercial maritime documents, manage vessel accounts and port funding, work with U.S. Customs & Border Protection and attend industry events.

Your experience will extend beyond daily responsibilities as you interact with international mariners and work with experienced agency professionals while learning something new every day.
We are accepting applications for candidates with previous experience as well as candidates pursuing a new career within our engaging maritime industry.

Click the link for more information and apply today!


Boarding Agent, Baltimore, MD



June 10, 2020 - Capes Shipping Agencies is proud to announce the newest member of our Cargo Forwarding team based in Norfolk, VA.

Rachel UpshawRachel Upshaw – Assistant Manager Cargo Forwarding
Rachel has worked in maritime and supply chain logistics since 2014, holding various support roles and managing cargo movements by rail, truck, and vessel. For the previous three years Rachel has worked as a Freight Forwarder and Import Documentation Specialist for a large maritime logistics firm. Rachel brings broad talent and experience in dry and liquid bulk cargo import and export documentation. She has provided exceptional service and developed relationships with hundreds of shippers while handling thousands of vessels and cargos throughout the US East and Gulf Coasts. Rachel is a member of the Hampton Roads Coal Association, Maryland Coal Association, and the Propeller Club of Norfolk.
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science in Business (Human Resource Management) from Robert Morris University and a Master of Arts (Industrial Labor Relations) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


November 8, 2019 - Capes Shipping Agencies - ASBA Certified Agent

In October, Capes Shipping Agencies, a division of CV International, Inc., was inducted by vote and by certification into ASBA (the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents) as “ASBA and FONASBA Certified and Quality Standard Agents”.

The ASBA is an independent membership trade association, established in 1934 that brings together member Ship Brokers, Agents and Affiliates with offices in the United States and Canada. The ASBAassociation advances and fosters the ideals and standards of professional conduct and practices and is a medium through which members with common interests can communicate.

ASBA Agent Member Certification provides industry best practices and minimum standards for agency providers. As an ASBA Agent Member, Capes Shipping Agencies meets the criteria for the Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers & Agents' Quality Standard.

Capes is proud of every boarding agent in our company for passing the ASBA Agents Exam without fail.

For more information, please contact Pete Hansen, Director of Operations, Capes Shipping Agencies, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


August 16, 2019 - Capes Shipping is hiring: Do you want to work on the waterfront? An opportunity to break into the industry with Capes Shipping Agencies

At Capes Shipping Agencies, you will belong to a company with a 60 year legacy of superior service and a team of passionate maritime professionals working together to provide top notch service to our global maritime partners. Our headquarters in Norfolk, VA is offering a unique opportunity to candidates eager to learn about the maritime industry, and who seek excitement, challenge and growth.

Among the many aspects of the position, boarding agents will board and coordinate arrivals and departures of commercial vessels, coordinate vendors and husbandry services, prepare maritime trade documents, manage vessel and customer accounts, engage with United States Department of Homeland Security and oversee vessel loading and discharging operations.

Your experience will extend beyond daily responsibilities as you engage in international commerce. You will work with experienced maritime professionals who are engaged and invested in your success as a boarding agent.

We are seeking candidates with previous experience as well as those wishing to break into the maritime industry.



May, 2018 - Capes Shipping Agencies celebrates our 60 year anniversary at the Hampton Roads Coal Association Spring Reception. We are grateful for all the support from the maritime community.

July, 2013 - Capes Shipping Agencies announces Baltimore location

December, 2012 - Capes Shipping Agencies announces expansion into the Gulf and PNW; joint venture with Gulf veteran Southport Agencies