Fourth Generation, Family-Owned Firm A.R. Savage & Son to Debut Shipping Services at Port Canaveral
By Port Canaveral // December 10, 2020
A.R. Savage & Son has been operating in the wider Tampa Bay region for 75 years
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – A.R. Savage & Son, a fourth-generation, family-owned firm is expanding geographically to begin operations at Port Canaveral on Florida’s east coast after 75 years operating in the wider Tampa Bay region.
The new Port Canaveral service gives the legacy shipping agent the opportunity to serve ships and cargoes on both sides of Central Florida, one of the fastest-growing regions in the country.
“We are thrilled to welcome Arthur Savage and his team as a new partner at our Port and looking forward to sharing in their continued business success,” said Port CEO Capt. John Murray.
“A.R. Savage & Sons is a top-notch organization, and one of only a few ASBA-certified ship agents in the United States.”
In commenting on their expansion plan, Savage said Port Canaveral is vital for cargoes crucial to the economy of central Florida, and the company is proud to play a part in supporting industry and jobs in this state.
He expects to handle shipments in Port Canaveral on a regular basis and is exploring new ways to serve customers with operations there.
“Throughout our 75 years serving the shipping industry in Florida, we have always focused on our customers’ needs wherever they are, and we are proud to open this new chapter on Florida’s east coast,” said Arthur Savage, President and owner of the company.
“Port Canaveral is a wonderful port and a major asset to shipping and logistics in Florida. We have long hoped to operate in Port Canaveral, one of the state’s premier seaports, and we are thrilled to begin.”
A.R. Savage & Son has served shipping and logistics companies for more than 75 years in Florida with ship agency services and ocean freight forwarding.
They are bonded and insured to work with ship owners, ship managers, and charterers who are cargo shippers and receivers in the shipment of products on ocean-going vessels.
The company is particularly experienced in all types of dry and liquid bulk and break-bulk cargoes and can serve customers in other ports through the Association of Shipbrokers and Agents (ASBA) and Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents (FONASBA) networks.
Known in the industry for its deep knowledge and detailed planning, A.R. Savage & Son understands the many facets of ports, as well as the cargoes and vessels loading and discharging.
The company’s highly trained team ensures that cargo is loaded and unloaded in a timely manner, compliant with all national and international regulations. This minimizes delays while speeding turnaround at the lowest possible cost.