Gulftainer USA, the US arm of UAE-based global ports and logistics company Gulftainer, has welcomed StreamLines N.V.’s new Blue Stream service that connects Port Canaveral to Europe, the French West Indies and Central America to its Canaveral Cargo Terminal.
Port Canaveral is the exclusive port of call in the US for the Blue Stream service.
The service is operated by StreamLines, N.V., part of the Seatrade Group, which provides import and export refrigerated and dry container services, with a focus on fresh produce and perishable cargoes.
Calling weekly with five vessels, the service also includes the M.V. Max Winner, M.V. Star Stratos, M.V. Victoria and M.V. Conti Salome.
The new service will connect Central America to Port Canaveral in three days with 11 days of transit between Florida and Europe.
Peter Richards, CEO of Gulftainer USA and Managing Director and CEO of Gulftainer, said: “The new service is a significant development for Port Canaveral, enhancing trade links with Central America, the Caribbean and Europe.
“Today’s vessel call showcases the capabilities of the CCT to offer our customers the world-class operational efficiency they need to expand their import and export cargo capabilities from Florida.”
Pablo Gonzalez, General Manager at StreamLines N.V., said: “Working closely with our US general agents, North American general agents, we are extremely proud to partner with GT USA to bring StreamLines to Port Canaveral.
“Our agents, our team, the vessels and their crews are committed to delivering in Florida our signature first-class customer focus, providing a fast, dedicated, direct service.”
The CCT begins operations with a cargo capacity of 200,000 TEU.