November 21, 2020, was proclaimed as Dennis Shipping International Day by Jamaican-American Commissioner Melissa Dunn and the City of Lauderhill Commission.
The popular Caribbean shipping company was hailed for their contributions to the Jamaican community and philanthropic efforts.
The proclamation also coincided with the company’s 10th anniversary in South Florida. Dennis Shipping was founded in 1988 in Brooklyn, New York.
Over the 30 plus years of operation, the company has been one of the premier shipping companies in South Florida and has contributed to the diaspora in other significant ways.
The founder, Jamaican-American Dennis Hawthorne spoke about some of the philanthropic efforts of the company.
“For the less fortunate in Jamaica and abroad, Dennis Shipping has done our part to help,” he said.
“We have set up a scholarship fund with the University of the West Indies and for the past 15 years, we have funded two UWI students for the entire year. Not just in Jamaica but in other Caribbean countries.”
We send our congratulations to Dennis Shipping and wish them many more years of success!