“Gulftainer has made significant progress since signing a 35-year concession deal with Port Canaveral in Florida on June 26, 2014, as it prepares for the terminal’s operations to begin in June 2015,” the UAE company’s April newsletter said.
Official maps put the terminal area at GT USA’s disposal at 46.7 acres, while the surface of the container yard stacking area will be 20 acres with 20 additional acres available for expansion.
Quay length is 2,000 feet, comprising North Cargo Berths 5 and 6. Initial terminal capacity will be 200,000 teu. It will have a turning circle of 1,700 feet and two post-Panamax cranes.
In April, the United States Coast Guard said GT USA would commence operations in June-July starting with 65,000 containers a year and two-three deep-draught ship visits per week.
It said potential growth could mean “175,000 containers a year (and) 4-6 deep-draught ships a week.”
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