SeaLand To Establish Corporate Headquarters In Miramar …

Posted: March 17, 2017 at 7:44 am

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In January of 2014, Maersk Line, the worlds leading ocean transportation company and a unit of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, announced the formation of a regional, containerized shipping company SeaLand dedicated to the intra-Americas market.

With a structure similar to Maersks other successful regional carriers, including intra-Asia carrier MCC Transport and intra-Europe carrier Seago Line, SeaLand will feature knowledgeable, local sales and support personnel positioned in North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean, to meet the unique needs of customers throughout the region. This agile framework will provide greater flexibility and a higher-level of customer-focused service to these local markets. Maersk Lines existing Intra-Americas service network will be the foundation for SeaLands ocean products.

Craig Mygatt, SeaLands CEO said, We are excited to base our headquarters in Miramar, Florida. The SeaLand headquarters will act as the main hub for our business which spans throughout North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. This location is ideal for our operation and will serve us well as we focus on delivering world-class shipping service for all of our customers throughout this vital region of the world. We believe Florida offers great opportunities for our team and their families. We thank Governor Scott, Secretary Swoope, the State of Florida, Enterprise Florida, and our local partners for their outstanding support on this project.

Governor Rick Scott said, The opening of SeaLands headquarters in Miramar is great news for area families, and the 65 new jobs that will be created will help more families live the American Dream here in Florida. Since December 2010, we have created 651,300 private-sector jobs and we will continue working to create an opportunity economy where every Floridian who wants a job can get one.

SeaLands decision to locate in Florida validates the states success in maintaining a business climate that supports not only Floridas extensive logistics industry, but our headquarters sector as well, said Gray Swoope, President/CEO of Enterprise Florida. Floridas resources, including a strong workforce, expansive infrastructure and strategic partnerships, have created one of the top business climates in the country. Were excited to see SeaLand take advantage of Floridas assets and I congratulate them on this establishment.

This project was made possible through the close partnerships of Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and Broward County. CareerSource Florida provides performance-based partial reimbursement grants to qualifying new or expanding businesses for customized employee training through the Quick Response Training program.

Florida is a global trade hub and businesses that specialize in logistics, like SeaLand, thrive here, said Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. This administration is focused on diversifying our economy and building our trade, transportation, and logistics industries so we can bring more jobs to our state for Florida families. With the creation of 65 new jobs over the next year by SeaLand, we are continuing to grow our opportunity economy.

CareerSource Florida strongly supports the growth of Floridas target industries through training grants that facilitate high-skill, high-wage jobs, said CareerSource Florida President/CEO Chris Hart IV. With the location of SeaLands new headquarters here, our beautiful state further strengthens its growing international reputation as the global hub for trade and logistics operations.

We are proud to welcome SeaLand to our city and commend the company for partnering with us as we work to sustain a strong economic base for our community, said Miramar Mayor Lori C. Moseley.

SeaLand is yet another example that Broward Means Business. The company has a long distinguished reputation in the marine industry, which is a prime targeted business and we thank them for bringing jobs and a considerable investment to Broward County, said Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief. Broward County continues its widespread effort to bring new companies to our area and we are pleased to welcome SeaLand to Miramar.

The Alliance is excited that SeaLand has located in Miramar. The companys rich history and bright future in marine and logistics is a perfect match and strong addition to two of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Countys targeted industries. We wish the company continued success, said Alliance CEO Bob Swindell.

SeaLands 13,000 square foot headquarters in Miramar at MetLifes Huntington Centre is a highly significant leasing deal in terms of economic impact, said Taylor & Mathis Director of Leasing, Donna Korn. The company will be an outstanding asset to Broward County. Korn, along with Jennifer Gemma, brokered the lease transaction on behalf of landlord MetLife.

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