September 22 - NYK will begin a monthly service from Port Canaveral to Central and South America, expanding market reach into the region for automobile and heavy equipment businesses.

The first vessel to be deployed in the new service will be Neptune Leader V 65.

"With the relatively short trucking distance between Port Canaveral and the numerous automobile and heavy equipment auctions located in Central Florida, the NYK service will provide area businesses with cost-effective options and positions us competitively with other Florida seaports," said Alberto Cabrera, Port Canaveral's senior director of cargo business development.

Ambassador Services will act as the vessel agent, while terminal operator Ceres will provide stevedoring services for NYK.