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Reefership Marine Services, Ltd is the exclusive maritime transportation provider for Dole Fresh Fruit Co., and Dole Ocean Cargo Express, the commercial cargo subsidiary of Dole.

Although incorporated in 1999 as Reefership Marine Services Ltd, the technical management staff of RMS have been responsible for Dole’s fleet since 1986. Dole’s fleet of vessels consist of conventional refrigerated pallet and refrigerated container vessels, the largest such dedicated refrigerated containerized fleet in the world.
Operating out of offices in San José, Costa Rica, not coincidentally a country that is one of Dole’s biggest sources of fresh produce, Reefership Marine Services, Ltd’s team of shore-based international professionals is ably supported by dedicated and career oriented seafaring staff from India, Poland, Croatia, Ukraine, Ecuador, Philippines, and other diverse regions of the world.


Practicing an unique lateral system of management aimed at maintaining safe and efficient vessels, and a clean marine environment, RMS is dedicated to supporting Dole’s ( promise of delivering quality fresh produce from production centers to markets on all continents in a timely manner.

Dole vessels fly the Bahamas Flag and are classed by DNV-GL and RINA.