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The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) welcomes transportation business development executive Alberto Cabrera as Director, Cruise and Cargo Development.
Cabrera is responsible for developing relationships with cruise lines and positioning JAXPORT to capture new cruise business—including overnight and port-of-call opportunities—at the port’s North Jacksonville cruise terminal. In addition, he oversees fresh and frozen cargoes and trade between North Florida and the Caribbean and Latin America.
Cabrera has more than three decades of business development and operations experience, including 15 years in the Puerto Rico trade. He has managed multimillion dollar accounts and negotiated business deals valued at more than $100 million. He most recently served as Assistant Vice President of Business Development at Patriot Ports. Prior to that, he served in business development roles at JAXPORT, developing strategic marketing for the port’s diversified lines of business. He has also served in executive positions at Florida East Coast Railway and Port Canaveral, as well as operations management for port partner Trailer Bridge.
“Alberto’s enthusiasm, experience and outstanding customer service skills make him a great fit for us as we look to expand in these important growth areas,” said JAXPORT CEO Eric Green. “We know he will do an excellent job promoting Jacksonville’s advantages as a convenient and centrally located drive-to-ship cruise market, as well as a premiere Southeast U.S. cargo port.”
A graduate of Jacksonville University, Cabrera holds a bachelor’s degree in business development and marketing. He is fluent in Spanish and is a past president of the Jacksonville Propeller Club.
Jacksonville is home to the 2,056-passenger Carnival Ecstasy, which offers four-and five-day cruises to tropical destinations throughout The Bahamas.
JAXPORT is Florida’s No. 1 container port, offering service to destinations throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, including Puerto Rico, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Brazil, The Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Argentina, The Bahamas and more.
The port has more than 30 million cubic feet of refrigerated warehousing and 1,600 reefer plugs on dock. Port partners offer a variety of reefer services including order picking, freight consolidation, monitoring and tracking, blast freezing, USDA inspection, fumigation and more.
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