On June 22, 2016, the Asia Pearl VIII delivered 8,800 short tons of steel to be used within the local construction markets. The importing agency, Teeters Agency & Stevedoring reported the ship unloaded 3,642 bundles of rebar and 638 coils of rebar.
The last shipment received marked a milestone for Teeters Agency & Stevedoring. On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, the agency discharged 6,100 metric tons of rebar and 500 metric tons of rebar coils within 34 hours, which marked their fastest time to date. Prior to this milestone, on November 14, 2015, Teeters Agency brought in the first steel ship to enter the Port of Palm Beach in 8 years.
Teeters has imported 21,454 short tons of steel during FY2016.
Teeters Agency & Stevedoring has handled container and general cargo vessels at the Port of Palm Beach since 1983. Owned and operated by The Teeters Family, the firm uses patented equipment Engineered by William Teeters to transfer and store steel. The machinery offers faster and cleaner movements than competitive companies, with a minimum-to-none damage rate.