Port Canaveral Foreign Trade Zone Expands With Addition at Melbourne Orlando International Airport

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Melbourne Orlando International Airport is now FTZ Operator for receipt, storage and distribution of jet fuel

Port Canaveral’s Foreign Trade Zone #136 has expanded once again with the addition of Melbourne Orlando International Airport as an FTZ Operator for the receipt, storage, and distribution of jet fuel for international flights operating from the airport. Above, British airline TUI Airways, which recently began transatlantic flight service to MLB originating from various cities throughout the United Kingdom is projecting to fly in 135,000 tourists annually with its weekly service. (MLB image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Port Canaveral’s Foreign Trade Zone #136 has expanded once again with the addition of Melbourne Orlando International Airport as an FTZ Operator for the receipt, storage, and distribution of jet fuel for international flights operating from the airport.

Deliveries of jet fuel to MLB, solely intended for use on international flights are anticipated will average two to three truckloads per week.

“Our Foreign Trade Zone is a growing resource for area companies to build on their business now and into the future,” said Port CEO Capt. John Murray.

“This FTZ operating agreement with the airport helps support business development and job creation, contributing to the overall economic success of the Central Florida region.”

The airport joins a growing list of Port Canaveral FTZ #136 operators including Seaport Canaveral Corp., LLC, Airbus OneWeb Satellites, American Cruise Aid Logistics, and Raider Outboards.

“The expansion of FTZ #136 is a significant development for MLB, enabling us to streamline our operations in support of our growing international air service offerings,” said Melbourne Orlando International Airport spokesperson Keely Leggett. (Port Canaveral image)

“The expansion of FTZ #136 is a significant development for MLB, enabling us to streamline our operations in support of our growing international air service offerings,” said Melbourne Orlando International Airport spokesperson Keely Leggett.

“Moreover, the FTZ is a valuable economic tool that we can offer to attract and retain world-class tenants here at the airport.”

British airline TUI Airways, which recently began transatlantic flight service to MLB originating from various cities throughout the United Kingdom is projecting to fly in 135,000 tourists annually with its weekly service.

Additionally, TUI’s British cruise line Marella Cruises is expected to debut sailings from Port Canaveral in summer 2023, offering cruises to New York, New Orleans, Charleston, SC, Key West, and the Caribbean, increasing the number of foreign travelers to the Space Coast region.

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