CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Long known as a popular place for cruises, Port Canaveral is sailing into the cargo business.
The port in the heart of Florida's Space Coast is opening its first container terminal Friday. It will welcome its first container shipment during a ceremony with local officials.
GT USA has invested $100 million in the terminal, which is located on 20 acres. The company has signed a 35-year lease with the Canaveral Port Authority.
The items that will be shipped through the port include auto parts, appliances, animal feed, manufacturing materials and refrigerated food.