Port Canaveral's Cruise Team is gaining a new dimension with the appointment of Dave German as Director, Cruise Business Development, effective Friday, November 10, 2017. German previously served as Port Canaveral's Senior Harbormaster. In his new role, he will be responsible for building the Port's alliances with cruise lines for both home ported and port-of-call vessels.
“Port Canaveral is growing exponentially and Dave will play an key role in enhancing our business relationships with current and future cruise partners," said Port CEO Captain John Murray. "Port Canaveral has a commitment to the global cruise industry to support their current needs, as well as to be ready to meet the demands of the future. Dave’s appointment to this important segment of our business enhances our ability to significantly support cruise lines and strengthen those very important partnerships."
In his newly-created role at the Port German will work closely with the cruise line executives and key decision makers developing new business lines and itineraries for Port Canaveral. “His extensive maritime education, port experience, and customer service background along with his exemplary marketing skills made him the ideal choice to join our marketing team at Port Canaveral," stated Bobby “G” Giangrisotomi, Senior Director Business Development and Cruise.
Dave German holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marine transportation and logistics from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and earned an MBA in finance from Ohio University. He joined Port Canaveral in March, 2005 as Port Operations Manager and was promoted to Senior Harbormaster in February, 2013. During that time, German led the Port's management of maritime operations and overall usage of the Canaveral Port Authority’s docks and waterways.