Rosalind P. Harvey
Senior Director of Communications & Community Affairs
321-783-7831 ext. 242 or 321-394-3281(after hours)
CANAVERAL CARGO TERMINAL IS EXCLUSIVE U.S. PORT OF CALL
FOR STREAMLINE'S BLUE STREAM WEEKLY LINER SERVICE
PORT CANAVERAL, FL—February 3, 2016 - It was a historical celebration for Port Canaveral on January 31, 2016 with the arrival of the M/V Norderoog's first call launching StreamLine's Blue Stream liner service connecting Canaveral Cargo Terminal to Central America, South America, Europe and the Caribbean. The weekly service to Canaveral Cargo Terminal, which GT USA operates and manages, is the first liner service to use the new facility and the only U.S. port of call on the trade route.
Alberto Cabrera, Port Canaveral's Senior Director of Cargo Business Development, "This service marks a milestone in our history and is a huge win for us as we continue to grow and diversify our cargo operations. This service allows Port Canaveral to offer a cost- and time-saving gateway for shippers importing and exporting refrigerated and dry container products."
GT USA's Canaveral Cargo Terminal, the only dedicated container terminal at Port Canaveral, opened for business in June 2015 with 20 acres, two berths and two gantry cranes to serve large vessels. It begins operations with a twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) cargo capacity of 200,000 TEUs.
"Canaveral Cargo Terminal offers our customers the world-class operational efficiency they need to expand their import and export cargo capabilities from Florida," said GT USA's Canaveral Cargo Terminal General Manager Peter Richards.
The terminal is able to turn around cargo between Port Canaveral and the Orlando area within one to two hours, the fastest transit time when compared to other container terminals in the state. The Blue Stream service will serve Central America to Port Canaveral in just three days and will offer the one of the fastest transit times between Florida and Europe, just 11 days.