Transportation, Shopping and Visitor Information

For those of us who live life on land, the purchase of a new pair of shoes, a bottle of vitamins, or a birthday gift for a loved one is something that doesn’t require a lot of advanced planning. However, for a seafarer coming into port a few weeks before his wife’s birthday, the task is considerably more complicated with only a few hours to find a store, pick out a present, and send it home in time for the special day.

USS staff members at our centers overseas are experienced in assisting visiting mariners with information about local shopping, the best locations to find a desired item, approximate costs, exchange rates, and whether or not the age old art of bargaining is an acceptable practice. At USS port locations renown for traffic, advice is also available on the shortest route to the shopping area and back to the port.