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Port Infrastructure & Development
CONTAINER TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT
With Gulftainer’s proposal, we have an opportunity to develop the overall infrastructure and potential of the port, which can lead to a direct and signi? cant impact on our economy as a whole. We hope to see signi? cant impact to the state’s revenue stream with the planned injection of $580 million investment into the cargo facilities within the city of Wilmington. This massive infrastructure upgrade will have a knock-on e? ect to the logistics sector of the entire East coast. It is also exciting to see that Gulftainer’s proposal included a plan to establish a marine training institute to boost local career aspirations in maritime industry and port operations.
– John Carney, Delaware Governor
With Jacksonville off the table, Gulftainer looked for another weekly rotation linking the port and terminal to Central America way to enter the US port market, while the company grew. By and Europe. The Blue Stream Service, operated by StreamLines, the end of 2013, the company’s portfolio included four UAE part of the SeaTrade Group, agreed to provide refrigerated and operations in Khor Fakkan, Sharjah, Hamriyah and Ruwais, as dry container service to and from GT USA’s Canaveral Cargo well as activities in Iraq at Umm Qasr, Recife in Brazil, Trip- Terminal, with a focus on fresh produce and perishable cargo. oli Port in Lebanon, and a recent acquisition in Saudi Arabia, “We are excited about the opportunity to provide our signa- managing container terminals in Jeddah and Jubail. ture world-class service to StreamLines and to be its U.S. port
Port Canaveral, less than 200 miles south of Jacksonville in of call. The new Blue Stream Service can showcase Port Ca-
Central Florida, had a thriving cruise business, a major submarine naveral as an ideal gateway, opening markets in Central Amer- base and some space-related shipping but, except for bulk cargo ica to Central Florida, and providing our local exporters the including cement and salt, offered little in cargo handling. Unlike most ef