Port’s Rosado, Poston Recognized For Public Service

By  //  July 25, 2013

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U.S. Coast Guard Public Service Award

Connie Rosado (middle), Assistant Director of Grants, and Patricia Poston (right), Port Senior Finance Director, were presented with a United States Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award recently for their excellence in managing Canaveral’s Port Security Grant Program. (Port Canaveral Facebook image)

Connie Rosado (middle), Assistant Director of Grants, and Patricia Poston (right), Port Senior Finance Director, were presented with a United States Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award  for their excellence in managing Canaveral’s Port Security Grant Program. (Port Canaveral Facebook image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The Canaveral Port Authority was established in 1953 by the State Legislature and consists of the Board of Commissioners and the Executive Management Team.

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Connie Rosado

The Board sets policies such as fiscal, regulatory, and operations, while the executives are responsible for administrative and operational duties.

Port Canaveral is a cruise, cargo and naval port in Brevard County, Florida, United States. It is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world with nearly 2.8 million multi-day cruise passengers passing through during 2010.

As a deep water cargo port, it has a high volume of traffic. Over 3,000,000 short tons of bulk cargo moves through each year. Common cargo includes cement, petroleum and aggregate.

HIGH VOLUME OF TRAFFIC

The port has conveyors and hoppers for loading products directly into trucks, and facilities for bulk cargo containers. The channel is about 44 feet deep.

As a deep water cargo port, it has a high volume of traffic. Over 3,000,000 short tons of bulk cargo moves through each year. Common cargo includes cement, petroleum and aggregate.

There is 750,000 square feet of covered freight storage capacity. It handled 4,000,000 short tons of cargo in 2004.

The port exports fresh citrus; bulk frozen citrus juice stored in one of the largest freezer warehouses in the state; cement and building materials. The port receives lumber, salt for water softening, automobiles, and steel sheet and plate.

It transships items for land, sea, air and space. Port Canaveral’s Foreign Trade Zone is among the largest general purpose FTZs in the nation – over 5 square miles.

The port boosts Brevard’s economy by 1/2 billion dollars annually. All overseen by the dedicated service of people like Connie Rosado and Assistant Director of Grants, and Patricia Poston.


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