A Brief History…

Mr. Jeff Berthelot started his maritime career in 1977 and through support of his customers and fellow colleagues, Mr. Berthelot opened the doors of Nord-Sud Shipping in 1995. Through his expertise and dedication, Nord-Sud Shipping has enjoyed steady growth and success throughout the years. In 2000, Nord-Sud Shipping relocated its corporate headquarters to the historical Rheine House in Lutcher, Louisiana and is located at mile 147.5 of the Mississippi River near Grandview Anchorage. To this day, Nord-Sud Shipping remains the only vessel agency in St. James Parish. Since the company’s inception, Nord-Sud Shipping has grown from a two-man operation to over 20 employees and four offices.

In 2006, Nord-Sud Shipping became certified ASBA members through the approval of other very reputable and well established agent and broker companies in the U.S. Through various internal and external audits and required insurances, Nord-Sud Shipping has never failed to meet the credentials required by ASBA to remain a certified member. Also, every manager and agent at Nord-Sud Shipping is required to undergo and pass Agent Certification tests administered by ASBA.


Nord-Sud Out and About…

  • ASBA Cargo Conference – Since 2007, we have been a proud sponsor and attendee of the annual ASBA Cargo Conference in Miami Beach, Florida.
  • Breakbulk Americas – We have been an attendee and proud sponsor of multiple Breakbulk Conferences in North America and Europe since 2003. We also began exhibiting at the Breakbulk Americas Conference in 2007.
  • CMA Shipping – We have been members of the Connecticut Maritime Association since 2005 and made our first appearance at the CMA Conference in 2007 and have been making our annual trip to Stamford ever since.
  • International Workboat Show – We have been attending the IWS since 2003 in New Orleans.
  • Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport Conference – We attended our first ever MVTTC Conference in New Orleans in 2012 and the conference has been a part of our annual schedule ever since!
  • Offshore Technology Conference – Since we are involved in the offshore sector, we are regular attendees of the OTC Conference in Houston since 2004.


Associations & Memberships


Association of Ship Brokers & Agents
Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce
Connecticut Maritime Association
International Transportation Intermediaries Club
Louisiana Maritime Association
Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport Council
Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce
TRACE International
West Gulf Maritime Association