At Aqua Gulf we are dedicated to carrying your cargo with top-notch efficiency and flexibility: anything, anytime to anywhere.
We strive to meet and exced your needs with our broad portfolio of services.
Aqua Gulf offers trucking, ocean transportation, consolidation, customs and logistics support.
Through our combination of services we can handle everything from domestic transportation to global logistics with ease.
Carrying your cargo also means providing skilled, seasoned expertise.
We pride ourselves on our transportation heritage and 45 years of increased logistics services.
Our expertise is expressed through our professional team, our collection of assets, our global network of partners and customers, and our online Customer Service Portal.
With our customers' loyalty, Aqua Gulf is the #1 third party logistics provider in the Puerto Rican trade.
To serve our customers best, Aqua Gulf is continually innovating.
Today's logistics landscape requires efficiency — of time, cost, and environmental impact.
That is why Aqua Gulf continues to invest in technology, training our team, and maintaining our global partnerships.
DeerField Beach Headquarters
OTI / NVO
1301 West Newport Center Drive
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Robert Browne founded Aqua Gulf in 1966.
The company originated as a New York-based transportation company with a single truck that Browne drove himself.
Throughout the following four decades, Browne proved to be an industry pioneer by creating the continued growth, innovation and expansion that Aqua Gulf and its customers enjoy today.
Joseph Browne President of Aqua Gulf Xpress & Aqua Gulf LTL
Joseph Browne, President of Aqua Gulf Xpress and Aqua Gulf LTL has been a key part of the Aqua Gulf team for over 35 years, since he was only 14 years old. Browne has had the opportunity to work in each division of the company, developing a deep understanding of the operations, sales and inner-workings of Aqua Gulf and the logistics industry at large. Under Browne’s leadership, Aqua Gulf Xpress provides an unmatched level of door-to-door service while continuing to grow within both the trucking and the LTL industries.
Sergio Sandrin President of Aqua Gulf Transport
Sergio Sandrin, President of Aqua Gulf Transport, joined the company in 1999. Since that time, he has contributed greatly to Aqua Gulf’s innovation – including building Aqua Gulf’s industry-leading information technology platform and Customer Service Portal. Sandrin, whose family owned several transportation companies, grew up in the industry. He brings more than 20 years of experience in transportation and IT to his leadership role at Aqua Gulf. Sandrin studied at Northeastern University, graduating with a BS in Transportation and Logistics Management.
Mickey Kay Vice President of Aqua Gulf Transport
Mickey Kay, Vice President, joined the Aqua Gulf team 20 years ago. For two decades he has been instrumental in driving the company’s sales and marketing efforts. Before joining Aqua Gulf, Kay held various sales management roles with ocean carriers focusing on the Caribbean, European and Mid-East transit lanes. An industry veteran of 40 years, he brings a wealth of expertise to the Aqua Gulf team. Kay holds a BS in economics from West Virginia Wesleyan.
Joy Skilton Vice President Sales
Joy Skilton, Vice President Sales, joined the Aqua Gulf team 17 years ago. Since then she has filled a fundamental role in building lasting relationships with many of our best customers. Over the years, Skilton has taken on increased responsibility and today provides leadership to Aqua Gulf’s Puerto Rican sales team and determines the pricing strategy for the company. Prior to Aqua Gulf, Skilton worked in both operations and services for several ocean carriers.
Scott W. Fernandez Vice President Business Development
Scott Fernandez joined Aqua Gulf after 25 years on the Ocean Carrier side of the business. Scott was most recently Chief Commercial Officer at Trailer Bridge, and held various senior leadership positions in Sales, Process Improvement, and Coastwise Shipping with Horizon Lines. Scott began his career in 1982 sailing as a USCG Licensed Deck Officer with Sun Oil Company. He joined Sea-Land Service, Inc. in 1987 and advanced into several leadership positions in both Operations and Sales. Scott will focus on expanding the Aqua-Gulf business model into new markets and partnering with customers in support of their supply chains. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation from the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler and a Master of Business Administration from Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University.
Mark Davey Senior Sales Leader
Mark Davey, Senior Sales Leader, joined Aqua Gulf in 1993. He plays a critical role in developing key accounts and driving Aqua Gulf’s growing logistics business. Davey manages the Northeastern Sales team and is the leader for many of AquaGulf’s largest national accounts. Prior to AquaGulf, Davey worked for several differnent ocean carriers. He graduated from King’s College with degrees in Business Administration and Marketing.
Joseph Janer Vice President of Customer Care
Joseph Janer, Vice President of Customer Care, has been with Aqua Gulf for 16 years. He joined the company with over 22 years experience in the industry, and has helped build Aqua Gulf’s presence in the Puerto Rican trade. Janer’s experience includes Sales Management roles at Navieras NPR, Inc and at AquaGulf. He has managed sales in both the United States and Puerto Rico. Janer studied Political Science and International Studies at Texas State University and remains based in Texas today.
Luis Velez Vice President and General Manager for Puerto Rico
Luis Velez, Vice President and General Manager for Puerto Rico, has been with Aqua Gulf for 15 years. Velez started in the business when he was 22 years old, working for Sea Barge in the Port of Jacksonville. He became familiar, very quickly, with transportation and logistics since his father, who worked for Navieras for many years, is a veteran in the trade. Luis started in customer service for Aqua Gulf in Boca Raton, FL and has worked in several positions for the company, including Collections and Sales in Puerto Rico. Luis started up the Logistics branch for Aqua Gulf Xpress, which has been an invaluable addition to the company and a fantastic addition to the trade.
Aqua Gulf is founded by Bob Browne
Aqua Gulf, a Staten Island-based trucking company, was founded by Bob Browne.
Initially, Aqua Gulf only served the waterfront areas of the Northeastern United States with a single white cab-over tractor driven by Bob himself.
Aqua Gulf becomes the largest warehouse facility on the east coast & adds shipping
Aqua Gulf became the largest bonded warehouse facility on the east coast.
Also, through "Worldwide Transportation, Inc.", Aqua Gulf began shipping and consolidating LTLs internationally.
Aqua Gulf also began working with food distribution for the Pueblo Foods grocery chain in New York City.
Aqua Gulf Key Cargo Marine is formed
Key Cargo Marine was formed to structure and standardize warehousing operations in Newark, NJ, Elmira, NY, Pennsauken, NJ and Jacksonville, FL.
Headquarters move to Deerfield Beach, FL
Aqua Gulf relocated its main headquarters to South FL, at which time facilities were improved in San Juan, Jacksonville, and NJ.
Aqua Gulf continues to innovate
Aqua Gulf's innovations of guaranteed intermodal "flat rates" and computerized cargo reports are recognized by customers.
Aqua Gulf Xpress open new terminals
Aqua Gulf opens new terminals in Newark, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ to better serve our customers.
Aqua Gulf starts dedicated logistics service
Aqua Gulf starts dedicated logistics service to help our customers smooth out the supply chain. From inbound raw materials to finished product to delivery to store shelves Aqua Gulf keeps it moving.
Aqua Gulf expands: Brooklyn, Bayonne and a new warehouse
Aqua Gulf's trucking operation expands. New terminals were opened in Brooklyn, NY and Bayonne, NJ.
Additionally, Aqua Gulf's first warehousing operation began out of Bayonne.
New terminals are added
In 1987, the Elmira, New York terminal was created to service clients in Western NY and Northern PA.
Also, a terminal was opened in Pennsauken, NJ in order to service MD, VA, Philadelphia, and Southern PA.
Aqua Gulf Xpress dramatically expands and innovates
Aqua Gulf Xpress, the company's trucking operation, expanded its scopre of operations in FL and Southern NJ.
Company wide safety programs, driver training, improved radio dispatch systems, and preventative maintenance led to various industry awards and customer recognition.
Services grow to include reefer full load & LTL, international & customs brokerage
In-house service capabilities grew to include refrigerated cold storage in the Caribbean, air-freight services, international freight forwarding, and customs brokerage.
Also, refrigerated service to LTLs and full loads were increased dramatically to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Aqua Gulf Xpress relocates to a new Headquarters
Aqua Gulf relocates to a new world-wide headquarters at 1301 West Newport Center Drive in Deerfield Beach, FL.
Aqua Gulf launches TOTaL.live
Aqua Gulf launches TOTaL.live, built from the ground up to allow tracking and tracing of cargo, for our customers.
Aqua Gulf celebrates 45 years in business
In 2011, Aqua Gulf celebrated 45 years in business.