by Steve Hagen, Vice President & General Manager – Capes Shipping Agencies, 

This year Capes Shipping Agencies is proud to celebrate 60 years of service to our customers and the maritime community. Capes was founded in 1958 by Captain Rolando Perasso as a full-service ship agency and bulk forwarder based in Norfolk, Virginia with a focus on the Italian coal trade.  Since that time, we have diversified our portfolio of business and now serve a wide range of ports, cargoes, and vessel interests.  In January 2004, Capes was acquired by CV International, Inc., a family-owned and operated global logistics company headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. The Capes’ tradition of quality service, professionalism and integrity started in 1958, and these deep-rooted values remain steadfast today as we continually evolve utilizing the latest technologies to meet the changing needs of our clients.  I am proud to be a part of the Capes Shipping Agencies organization, working with a dedicated team of maritime professionals as we carry forward our long-standing traditions while evolving to meet the challenges of the future.