Dec 2, 2020Yara expands Southeast distribution support with Port Canaveral port
To further support retail partners and growers across Florida, Yara North America will now distribute their flagship calcium-based nitrogen and other Premium Products through Ambassador Services International located at Port Canaveral, Florida. The first Yara vessel was welcomed at Port Canaveral on Nov. 5.
This advancement promotes our commitment to investment in quality partnerships and further positions Yara to better serve key markets including citrus, specialty crops and turf and ornamentals across Florida and other niches of the Southeast region. Ambassador Services International’s climate-controlled storage facilities will ensure premium products, particularly YaraLiva Tropicote, will be stored at the ideal temperature and humidity level to maintain the quality standards Yara is committed to delivering to its customers and growers.
“By ensuring high-quality premium products are readily available in this key market we will be able to better support the growth and return on investment of growers across Florida and the Southeast.” said Federico De Vries, VP U.S. Eastern Sales & Marketing at Yara North America. “YaraLiva Tropicote in particular has proven to be a key product for end-users across a variety of specialty crops, and Ambassador’s high standards of storage and handling will ensure the product maintains the level of quality needed to be effectively and efficiently applied.”
Ambassador will also enable Yara to improve storage and handling of bulk materials and bagging in both bulk and 50 lb. bags to deliver high-quality products that accommodate the crop nutrition needs of all end-users. Additionally, the convenient ground transportation and loading facilities are expected to keep load time at a minimum. Ambassador’s Port Canaveral facility complements Yara’s existing distribution footprint for YaraLiva Tropicote and other Premium Products on the east coast which already includes Wilmington, North Carolina and Savannah, Georgia.
“We’re committed to providing our customers and end-users with high-quality products as well as efficient, reliable and safe operations related to product handling and distribution. Ambassador’s high-quality, well managed assets at Port Canaveral supports our efforts to improve quality, storage and distribution of premium products.” said Steve Rodgers, VP Supply Chain Yara North America.
“We have built our business through long-term partnerships with our customers,” said Brian Hubert, President of Ambassador Services International, which was recently acquired by Enstructure LLC. “Yara is a global leader in the fertilizer industry and we look forward to providing best-in-class service to Yara for years to come.”