Port Canaveral Scrap Terminal Loads 20,000 Tons of Cargo
By Space Coast Daily // January 8, 2015
loaded aboard the Grikos for export to Turkey
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA — Port Canaveral Scrap Terminal LLC loaded about 20,000 tons of scrap metal on Thursday aboard the Grikos to export to Turkey, where it will be used to create finished steel products.
The Port Canaveral Scrap Terminal is among the leading processors of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals with complete access to international transportation to bring their customers competitive prices for scrap metal.
The terminal operator, currently employing 17 people with $1.8 million invested into the north cargo terminal, expects to export about 130,000 tons of scrap metal annually.
Port Canaveral Scrap Terminal leases four acres with a 100,000-ton minimal annual guarantee.
“This company helps us with diversification of our cargo mix,” said Port Canaveral CEO John Walsh.
“More importantly, it helps our planet since recycling scrap metal reduces greenhouse gas emissions and uses less energy than making metal from virgin ore.”
The U.S. recycles 150 million metric tons of scrap materials annually, including 85 million tons of iron and steel, 5.5 million tons of aluminum, 1.8 million tons of copper, 2 million tons of stainless steel, 1.2 million tons of lead and 420,000 tons of zinc, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
Local stevedore Ambassador Services Inc. handles loading operations for Port Canaveral Scrap Terminal.
ASI has been a full-service marine terminal operator since 1994.
With the 2007 acquisition of additional established terminal operations in Port Canaveral, ASI bring more than 75 years of combined experience and cargo expertise to the table.