'Project Pelican' could bring 500 jobs to Port Canaveral



WFTV obtained information about "Project Pelican" in Brevard County Monday.

The international company behind the code name is Gulftainer USA.

The announcement could mean about 500 well-paying jobs just to start, and Gulftainer USA said they will be filled with employees from Brevard County or the central Florida region.

The cargo management operation will be a new venture for Gulftainer USA in the states. It is based in the United Arab Emirates.

Now, the company has a 35-year agreement with Port Canaveral and plans to make a $100-million investment in infrastructure and equipment.

The managing director for Gulftainer said he sees a thriving business at Port Canaveral.

Port CEO John Walsh calls the move a game changer for the port, which is already one of the busiest cruise ports in the world.