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New cargo business lands at Port Canaveral
Yara North America will distribute their flagship calcium-based nitrogen and other premium agricultural products through Canaveral terminal operator Ambassador Services International
Yara North America, a leading crop nutrition solutions provider, has launched an expansion of its southeast U.S. distribution of premium crop nutrition products from Port Canaveral in partnership with Ambassador Services International.
“This is solid cargo business for our Port and a great business win for our partners at Ambassador,” said Port CEO Capt. John Murray. “Our central east coast of Florida location and ASI’s recent expansion at our Port provided Yara with a winning opportunity to more efficiently support crop growers throughout the southeastern United States.”
The expansion to Port Canaveral complements Yara’s existing distribution footprint on the east coast in Wilmington, NC and Savannah, GA. A.R. Savage & Son, LLC of Tampa, FL is the steamship agent for Yara North America at Port Canaveral.
“We have built our business through long-term partnerships with our customers,” said Brian Hubert, President of Ambassador Services International, which was recently acquired by Enstructure LLC. “Yara is a global leader in the fertilizer industry and we look forward to providing best-in-class service to Yara for years to come.”
Ambassador Services International, one of Port Canaveral’s largest terminal operators, will enable Yara to improve storage and handling of bulk materials and bagging in both bulk and 50 lb. bags to deliver the company’s high-quality premium products, such as YaraLiva® TROPICOTE® that meet the crop nutrition needs of all end-users. Additionally, ASI’s convenient ground transportation and loading facilities are expected to keep load time at a minimum.
“We’re committed to providing our customers and end-users with high-quality products as well as efficient, reliable and safe operations related to product handling and distribution. Ambassador’s high-quality, well managed assets at Port Canaveral supports our efforts to improve quality, storage and distribution of premium products.” said Steve Rodgers, VP Supply Chain Yara North America.
Founded in 1905 to solve the emerging famine in Europe, Yara has established a unique position as the industry’s only global crop nutrition company. With an integrated business model and a worldwide presence of around 16,000 employees and operations in over 60 countries, the company offers a proven track record of responsible and reliable returns. In 2019, Yara reported revenues of USD 12.9 billion. More information: www.yara.com
About Ambassador Services International
Ambassador Services International is a marine terminal operator located 50 miles east of Orlando in Port Canaveral, Florida. Ambassador’s unique infrastructure serves as a gateway to Central Florida, operating on 55 acres with 440,000 square feet of warehouse storage, including 280,000 square feet of cold storage, and rail access through Florida East Coast Railway. Ambassador’s services include transloading of conventional bulk cargo, cruise porter services and cold storage warehousing solutions. More information: https://asiterminals.biz/
About Port Canaveral
Led by the elected five-member Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners and Port Director and CEO, Captain John Murray, Port Canaveral is one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting ports. A world-class gateway for cruises, cargo, recreation and logistics, as well as a gateway to new frontiers in space, Port Canaveral has hosted nearly 5 million revenue cruise passengers through its state-of-the-art terminals and 6 million tons of cargo annually, including bulk, break-bulk, project, and containerized. The Port is strategically located to service all Florida markets, as well as the Southeastern United States. In addition to world class cruise facilities and diverse cargo operations, Port Canaveral offers more recreational opportunities than all other Florida deep-water seaports combined. For more information, visit www.PortCanaveral.com