Flora Schulte bulk vessel

Port Canaveral Receives Shipment of 2,000 Metric Tons of Pulp from Sweden

May 6, 2020 - Space Coast Daily (Brevard County, Florida) reported that the Flora Schulte arrived in Port Canaveral, Florida on May 1 with 2,000 metric tons of wood pulp (used for paper production) along with 5,700 metric tons of lumber.

The Flora Schulte, a relatively new bulk carrier (May 2019) owned by Schulte Group, was originally scheduled to Port Canaveral about a month ago but was delayed loading the product in Sweden because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a video by Space Coast Daily, Trey Finch, Operations Manager with Norton Lilly International said Port Canaveral rarely gets this type of shipment but it is probably due to the need for increased production of paper products.

“There are 1,000 units (pulp bales) onboard and each unit weights two metric tons apiece,” Finch explained.

Finch noted that the Flora Schulte first arrived in Philadelphia to unload a portion of its cargo before heading to Port Canaveral.

The market pulp, produced by Sodra (Sweden), will be delivered to an undisclosed local paper manufacturer, Space Coast Daily said.