US-UAE Set Up Port Partnership

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In a bid to strengthen the trade relationship between the US and United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Canaveral Port Authority has signed a Joint Declaration of Collaboration and Cooperation with the Sharjah Port Authority.

The partnership aims to create new cargo opportunities, exchange knowledge, develop economic resources, and ease logistics cooperation.

Peter Richards, Managing Director of Gulftainer USA and Managing Director of Gulftainer, said: “We will continue to strive to strengthen the bond that exists with a view to contributing even further to the economy of both port areas.”

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In other news, Middle Eastern terminal operator Gulftainer has announced a new ‘Blue Stream Service’ (BSS), which is a weekly container cargo service operated by StreamLines, that aims to connect Port Canaveral with Europe, France, the West Indies and Central America, and is anticipated to commence on January 31, 2016.

The BSS objective will be focused on a refrigerated and dry container service with an emphasis on fresh produce and perishable cargo.

MD of Gulftainer and CEO of Gulftainer USA Peter Richards said: “We are excited about the opportunity to provide our signature world-class service to StreamLines and to be its US port of call.

“The new BSS can showcase Port Canaveral as an ideal gateway, opening markets in Central America to Central Florida, and providing our local exporters the most efficient route to Europe.

“This will undoubtedly lead to even more growth in coming months for Canaveral Cargo Terminal, building Port Canaveral’s reputation as a key cargo destination along the Southeastern Seaboard.”

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Canaveral Cargo Terminal It intends to be a premier cargo port for the Eastern Seaboard, increasing capacity, building new facilities, and improving the channel to the East Coast port serving Central Florida.

Pablo Gonzalez, General Manager at StreamLines N.V., said: “At StreamLines, we are extremely proud of this new venture, which is very much in line with the strategic view of the company and of the whole of Seatrade Group.

“The company is going through an intensive investment program, which includes the building of several container ships, and for this reason, the new Blue Stream Service becomes a stepping stone into the future of the company.”

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