FECR and PortMiami meet with Panama Canal officials

FECR and PortMiami meet with Panama Canal officials

Jun 4, 2015

Jim Hertwig, FECR’s President & CEO and Juan M. Kuryla, Director and CEO of PortMiami, recently met with Panama Canal officials and toured the construction site for the canal expansion, which is scheduled to be completed in April 2016. Also in attendence were Phil Noury, FECR’s Vice President of International Sales and Eric Olafson, Manager, Intergovernmental Affairs/Cargo Development for PortMiami.

“We are pleased to see continued progress on this important initiative, which will offer new opportunities for shippers. FECR and PortMiami have made infrastructure improvements and are well positioned to serve customers once the expansion is complete,” said Mr. Hertwig.

“Our goal is to facilitate the process of cargo shipments for fast and efficient delivery to our customers,” said Juan M. Kuryla, PortMiami Director and CEO. “Through our partnership with FECR, we are expanding access for shipments coming into and out of the port to reach their final destinations seamlessly and with greater reliability.”

PortMiami has resumed on-dock rail service, added super post Panamax cranes and expects to complete its -50/52 foot dredge in 2015. The on-dock capabilities at PortMiami help facilitate the seamless and efficient transfer of cargo from ship to rail.

About Florida East Coast Railway

The Florida East Coast Railway (“FECR”) is a 351-mile freight rail system located along the east coast of Florida. It is the exclusive rail provider for PortMiami, Port Everglades, and Port of Palm Beach. FECR connects to the national railway system in Jacksonville, Florida, to move cargo originating or terminating there. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, FECR provides end-to-end intermodal and carload solutions to customers who demand cost-effective and premium quality. For more information, visit www.fecrwy.com.

FECR Media Contact: Debra Phillips; 904-538-6110; Debra.Phillips@fecrwy.com

About PortMiami

PortMiami is among America’s busiest ports and recognized across the globe with the dual distinction of being the Cruise Capital of the World and the Cargo Gateway of the Americas. Port Miami contributes more than $27 billion annually to the South Florida economy and helps generate 207,000 direct, indirect, and induced jobs. For more information please visit www.portmiami.biz.