Port Canaveral’s sole container terminal resumes service following Hurricane Matthew
GT USA’s Canaveral Cargo Terminal (CCT) incurred minimal damage during Hurricane Matthew and is fully operational, the result of advance storm preparation and facility planning by GT USA in partnership with Canaveral Port Authority.
The Canaveral Cargo Terminal resumed full operations, which included working the container cargo vessel M/V MAX WONDER for StreamLines, N.V.’s Blue Stream service. The service ships refrigerated and dry cargo between Port Canaveral, Europe, the French West Indies and Central America.
“Though Hurricane Matthew packed quite a punch in Port Canaveral, the hard work of the Emergency Response Team, Brevard County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Coast Guard, Canaveral Port Authority and GT USA personnel allowed GT USA to open the Canaveral Cargo Terminal and be fully operational less than 24 hours after the storm passed. Our thanks to all parties that assisted. Our thoughts are with all the people affected by Matthew,” said Peter Richards, CEO of GT USA.
The Canaveral Cargo Terminal, developed on 20 acres with two berths and two gantry cranes to serve large vessels, is the only dedicated cargo container terminal at Port Canaveral.
GT USA recently expanded its supply chain capabilities with the addition of more than 40,000 square feet of covered storage now available at the Marlin Street Warehouse at Port Canaveral. The warehouse is fully operational as well.