Following a mandatory evacuation by the authorities of all personnel in the barrier islands of Brevard County, including Port Canaveral, the Seaport Canaveral Terminal operations have been safely suspended by the local team.
Terminal operations will remain suspended until the local conditions allow for the safe re-instatement. The terminal is 60 miles from Orlando, on the East Coast of Florida. It is a 'state of the art' storage terminal that delivers an independent supply of petroleum products to the state with the capacity for nearly 3 million bbls of refined products. Its 24 storage tanks offer storage for gasoline, diesel, biofuel and biodiesel, ethanol, jet fuel and fuel oil. The terminal has two jetties, with a maximum draft of 12 m, and direct loading and unloading infrastructure for barges, seagoing vessels, trucks and, separately, a dedicated pipeline for bunkering cruise ships.
Prior to the shutdown, the Seaport Canaveral Terminal team have taken all possible precautionary measures in order to protect the local environment and the terminal from possible damage. The operations team are monitoring the facility locally and are available to react to any unforeseen events.
In a press release, the company has said, "The safety of our staff, their families and the community are our primary concern at this point in time."
The Seaport Canaveral Terminal will resume its operations as soon as the situation allows for it to do so.
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