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Canaveral Cargo Terminal: A niche trade gateway for US southern markets and beyond

Canaveral Cargo Terminal is well-positioned to be the USA’s niche trade hub of choice for the southern regional markets of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama, with a total population of some 50 million people. Ideally located on the East Coast of the country, the terminal offers end-to-end supply chain and dynamic logistics capabilities for the region, providing both importers and exporters with highly efficient, unrivalled productive and competitive trade solutions.

Florida has been at the forefront of the booming demand of trade and shipping post-Covid, proving a strong performance of handling 4.3 million TEU and 10.7 million cruise passengers in 2022 by the state’s seaports. This performance has positioned Florida to answer supply chain demands by encouraging shippers to change shipping lanes and call on the state’s uncongested ports such as Canaveral, which will make it gain even a larger market share over the next years. Therefore, Gulftainer recently expanded its terminal footprint from 20 acres to 30 acres to cater to this growing demand and plans to develop this additional land by introducing a multi-purpose facility that offers other new services, such as dry, chilled and hard frozen storage facilities for both importers and exporters.

Aiming to establish Canaveral as an alternate maritime shipping hub in the region, Gulftainer has chosen Canaveral Cargo Terminal (CCT) as a base for its international operations in ports and terminals in the region. The terminal consists of two berths, two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, natural deep water, plenty of land and a highly skilled workforce – and its operations activity covers containers, lumber, project cargo, dry bulk, pure car carrier (PCC) and space maritime.

With Canaveral’s excellent road connectivity, CCT is a congestion-free facility that offers customers a great opportunity to seamlessly ship cargoes with an efficient management of supply chain and delivery of goods.

Staying true to its vision, Gulftainer is creating a niche in offering end-to-end supply chain and logistics solutions for customers in the region, paving the way for resilient trade connections through its integrated regional and international gateways.

Gulftainer will also continue to expand its footprint across the USA with potential new investment opportunities to the South and the West Coast, and introduce new services such as manufactured goods, high-end timber products, bulk commodities, seafood, fruit, citrus, meat, dairy products, project cargo, new and used cars, military and heavy equipment.

Looking ahead, Gulftainer is building a fully integrated digital ecosystem in its ports and terminals that will also play a key role in optimising our customers’ shipping and logistics requirements.

Canaveral Corporate Video 2017 



Draft(m)43 Ft (13.1m)

Area(ha)20 acres (8.1ha)

Quay Length(m)2,000 Ft (609m)

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Turning Basin width ( Turning Circle) 1,700 Ft (512m)
Maximum Draft at berth / Port Restrictions 43 Ft (13.1m)
Distance Pilot to berth 7 Nautical miles (45 minutes transit)
Total Quay Length 2,000 Ft (609m)
Number of berths 2
Surface of Container Yard stacking area (acres) 20 acres + 20 ( with additional expansion available)
Total Number of Cranes 2 Post Panamax

The terminal provides a full range of services which include:

  • Uncongested access to I-95, SR528 and US 1 with links to I-4 and Florida Turnpike
  • Direct Link to the nearby Intermodal railheads
  • Logistics services, including inland transportation
  • Warehouse, including Less than Container Load handling
  • Reefer 128 plugs with expansion available up to 378
  • Custom Clearance
  • EDI capabilities
  • Chassis / Gensets
  • Foreign Free Trade Zone (FTZ) 136

Terminal Brochure

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Operating Hours

The Terminal operates normal working hours Monday through Friday 8:00am to Noon and 1:00pm to 5:00pm, with overtime applicable as required.

Expected time and date of arrival of your vessel to be advised to Terminal Manager and Harbormaster in advance and to be confirmed 72, 48 and 24 hours prior to arrival with draft and any special berthing requirements.

Contact Us

Commercial Manager
Joe Cruise
Mob: +1 321 704 2062
Email: jcruise.usa@gulftainer.com
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Press Releases

GT USA Announces New Container Service ConnectingPort Canaveral to Central America and Europe - Read Here
GT USA CEO Peter Richards wins International Maritime Club Excellence Award 2015 in recognition of his outstanding career achievements in shipping and marine fields which have earned him national and international prominence in the maritime sector.   -  Read here
GT USA Ready to go to work, opens for business at Port Canaveral  -  Read here
GT USA announces first hire for U.S. operations in role of senior executive administrator - Read here
GT USA hires Commercial Manager for new U.S. headquarters at Port Canaveral - Read here

Media Coverage


SelectUSA Investment Summit

SelectUSA Investment Summit Wraps Up in Washington - Global Trade Magazine 
Gulftainer CEO Peter Richards Promotes Port Canaveral At SelectUSA Investment Summit In Washington DC - Space Coast Daily  
Terminal operator GT USA sees more opportunity for success through investment in United States - American Journal of Transportation 
Terminal operator GT USA sees more opportunity for success through investment in United States - Bunker Ports
Terminal operator GT USA sees more opportunity for success through investment in United States - Hellenic Shipping
GT USA New Container Service Connecting Port Canaveral to Central America and Europe
Summer 2015 Magazine Port Canaveral
Summer 2015 Port Magazine - GT USA Opens For business - A New Cargo Era
Summer 2015 Port Magazine - 2015 State of the Port
Canaveral Launch Coverage
Canaveral Launch -  Media Coverage
GT USA Opens for Business June 12
Supply Chain - Gulftainer's GT USA - launch set for Canaveral terminal
American Journal of Transportation  - GT USA opens for business on June 12th
Global Trade - GT USA Opens New Dedicated Container Terminal
Space Coast Daily - GT USA’s New Port Cargo Terminal Opens For Business On June 12
Hellenic Shipping News - Canaveral Cargo Terminal Set to Begin Operations
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Canaveral Cargo Terminal (CCT)
9180 Grouper Road
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Tel: +1 321 985 3400
Fax: +1 321 985 3454

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Contact Information

Contact Desks Email / Phone
Joe Cruise -Commercial Manager jcruise@gulftainer.com / Cell: +1 321 704 2062
Luke Richards -Operations Manager lrichards.usa@gulftainer.com / Cell: +1 321 704 1237
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