A.R. Savage & Son Debuts Shipping Services Operations at Port Canaveral

12/9/2020
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Port Canaveral, Fla. – December 7, 2020 – 
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.
 
About A.R. Savage & Son 
As the oldest ship agency, ocean freight forwarding, and maritime advisory services company on Florida’s west coast, A.R. Savage & Son provides superior services, quality, and value to ships that call on Port Tampa Bay, Port Manatee, the Port of St. Petersburg and Port Canaveral. Based in Tampa, the family-owned-and-operated business has provided professional services to the domestic and international maritime trade community for four generations. Its experienced team provides ship agency, cargo, advisory, and consular services to ship owners and charterers, as well as the cargo interests themselves. For more information, visit http://www.arsavage.com/.
 
About Port Canaveral 
Led by the elected five-member Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners and Port Director and CEO, Captain John Murray, Port Canaveral is one of the world's most dynamic and exciting ports. A world-class gateway for cruises, cargo, recreation and logistics, as well as a gateway to new frontiers in space, Port Canaveral has hosted nearly 5 million revenue cruise passengers through its state-of-the-art terminals and 6 million tons of cargo annually, including bulk, break-bulk, project, and containerized. The Port is strategically located to service all Florida markets, as well as the Southeastern United States. In addition to world class cruise facilities and diverse cargo operations, Port Canaveral offers more recreational opportunities than all other Florida deep-water seaports combined. For more information, visit www.PortCanaveral.com
 
Media Contact for A.R. Savage & Son
Solomon Howard
Tel: (727) 420-1115
showard@tuckerhall.com
 
Media Contact for Port Canaveral
Steve Linden
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Tel: (321) 394-3244 | Cell: (321) 576-3282
slinden@portcanaveral.com