Port Canaveral Foreign Trade Zone #136 operator American Cruise-Aid Logistics increased its footprint at the central Florida facility.

Second warehouse added

American Cruise-Aid Logistics opened a new 9,500-square-foot warehouse building located adjacent to its current 15,000-square-foot facility on Atlantis Road in Cape Canaveral. The full-service freight forwarding and transportation company recently received approval for its expansion from US Customs and Border Protection and the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners.

15-year presence

Port CEO and Director Capt. John Murray congratulated the company for being a successful and integral part of the Foreign Trade Zone for more than 15 years.

American Cruise-Aid Logistics is an international and domestic freight forwarder that handles logistics, supply chain management and special projects for customers that include many of the world’s largest cruise lines, their suppliers and contractors.

Jay Hood, director of business development, said the additional space will enable American Cruise-Aid Logistics to store more general cargo imported from overseas until that cargo is entered into US commerce or re-exported. 

Record cruise year derailed

‘This year was set to be one of the biggest years in the cruise industry until the pandemic,’ Hood said. ‘We are optimistic we will get through this. We are on board and believe that our industry is going to bounce back stronger than ever.’

Established in 1987, Port Canaveral’s Foreign Trade Zone #136 offers free-trade cost discounts, duty-free storage and jet fuel for international flights. It was developed to encourage international trade by US companies and to preserve American jobs.