In 1960, the Babun brothers— Jose, Teofilo, and Abraham—fled Cuba’s communism and settled with their families in Miami leaving their successful lumber and cement businesses behind them, three years later, equipped with a single break-bulk ship the Babuns launched a liner service on the Miami River.
Today, After decades of dedicated and intense work, Antillean Marine Shipping Corporation is the largest shipping line operating out of the Miami River. With facilities and operations in three countries, we pride ourselves with offering a one-of-a-kind personalized service to our customers. In addition to making a difference for our customers, throughout the years, Antillean has been influential in shaping public policy for the improvement of the Miami River to the satisfaction of businesses and residents alike. Antillean is proud to be a family-owned business; come ship with us today, we'll treat you like family.
SARA C. BABUN, President and CEO
Sara is eldest daughter of Jose Babun-Selman, the youngest of the founding brothers. Sara begun her journey at Antillean when she was just a teenager as an assistant traffic coordinator for Haiti. Throughout the years, she has worked in virtually every department of the company, which provided her with vasts amounts of hands-on experience. In 1993, after her aunt Adela Babun stepped down as president of the company, Sara was appointed President and CEO and has been leading the company ever since.