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A leader in the maritime community

As the oldest ship agency, ocean freight forwarding and maritime advisory services company on Florida’s west coast, A.R. Savage & Son provides superior services, quality and value to those ships that call on Port Tampa Bay, Port Manatee and the Port of St. Petersburg. Based in Tampa, Florida, our family-owned-and-operated business has provided professional services to the domestic and international maritime trade community for three generations.

Our experienced team provides ship agency services, cargo services, advisory services and consular services to ship owners and charterers, as well as the cargo interests themselves. We pride ourselves on having a staff of well-trained professionals that can offer clear direction and world-class service and provide our clients with the best services available.

Our Differentiators

At A.R. Savage & Son, our overriding business philosophy has always been to promote our port and community first and foremost. Our port must be efficient and competitive to attract cargoes and ships. Only then do we have the opportunity to provide the utmost quality and service to our customers. What sets us apart from our competitors is:

Our History: A.R. Savage & Son has been providing exceptional service for more than 70 years. Our team has a deep knowledge and unparalleled understanding of the industries and terminals of Tampa Bay’s ports.

Our Value: With strong industry partnerships internationally, licensed and trained boarding agents and extensive experience with particular types of cargo that travel in and out of Tampa Bay’s ports, our team offers the highest level of service at a reasonable price.

Our Approach: Our staff of professionals has superior experience and exceptional knowledge in the markets we serve. When we represent a client, they can be assured that they have hired an advocate that will protect and promote their interests for the absolute best results.
Our Mission

The mission of A.R. Savage & Son is to be recognized as a leading supplier of transportation products and services. We will succeed by understanding our customers’ needs and exceeding their expectations through the employment of quality people who are committed to providing reliable, proactive services and who consistently demonstrate expertise in our markets. The success of our mission is dependent on customer satisfaction and loyalty.



Our people are the source of our strength. We believe in teamwork and the limitless possibility of collaborative energy. We support open communication and meaningful cooperation among all our colleagues. We respect individual differences and we value diversity.

Stable, Profitable growth

We embrace stable, profitable growth as necessary to carry out our mission. It is essential to the long-term viability of every company and it is necessary to retain quality people and provide the training and tools required of a leading transportation services provider.


We will provide the highest quality services available by being customer-service focused. A.R. Savage & Son will be a valuable, proactive resource to our customers by being actively involved in, and extremely knowledgeable about, our markets and customer needs.


Our staff will provide our customers the most reliable services available. We will be known as innovators in our markets that continually improve our capabilities to meet the changing needs of our customers.


A.R. Savage & Son and our employees will conduct themselves with the utmost integrity by being honest and engaging only in ethical business practices and by being respectful of our customers, vendors and the communities we serve.


As a company and as individuals, we accept full responsibility for our performance and acknowledge our accountability for the ultimate outcome of all that we do.


A.R. Savage & Son will support our customers in the markets and communities we serve by good corporate citizenship through active leadership involvement.


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