Waterman Steamship

waterman Waterman Steamship, originally founded in 1919, is a deep sea ocean carrier operating U.S. flag vessels in liner service and time charter contracts. Common carrier liner service utilizes Pure Car/Truck Carrier vessels which accommodate Roll-On Roll-Off units, break-bulk cargo and Shipper Owned Containers. Cargo up to about 150 tons weight and 20 foot height can be stowed under-deck.

A United States flag shipping company since its founding in 1919, Waterman Steamship Corporation is a principal subsidiary of International Shipholding Corporation.


NORTH AMERICA / ASIA & PACIFIC: Direct service between US West Coast ports, Guam, Korea and Japan, including Okinawa. Other Far East and Pacific destinations including the Northern Mariana Islands served via transshipment or inducement.

USA / MID EAST: Direct service from US Atlantic & Gulf ports to Red Sea and Persian Gulf ports. East Africa, Indian Sub-Continent and Mediterranean ports served via transshipment or inducement.


Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC): WATU

Domestic noncontiguous trade of the United States:

Tariff STB WATU 030 is posted at Waterman’s principal office for public inspection.

Foreign commerce of the United States:

Federal Maritime Commission Organization Number: 000088

Bill of lading sample : WATU Bill Of Lading Sample.pdf

Bill of lading Tariff No. 010 : BillOfLadingTariff010.pdf ***

Commodity Tariff No. 020 with local & intermodal rules & rates : Commodity Tariff 020.xlsx ***

(*** Some files are password protected, please contact us for access.)


For accounting, employment, purchasing & vessel management:

Waterman Steamship Corporation
Summit Office Complex
29000 Highway 98
Building C Suite 201
Daphne, Alabama 36526
phone : (1) 251-243-9120
fax: (1) 251-243-9121

For customer service, schedule information & cargo booking:

Waterman Steamship Corporation
165 Broadway, One Liberty Plaza 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10006
phone: (1) 212-747-8550
email: wscny@intship.com


Freight rate and schedule inquiries may be sent via e-mail to Waterman’s New York office.

Ship board employment contracts are in place with maritime unions.