Samantha Cornelius


Senior Director, Cargo Business Development, Canaveral Port Authority

Samantha Cornelius joined the Canaveral Port Authority team in March 2017 and is the Senior Director of Cargo Business Development. She is responsible for attracting new cargo investments to Port Canaveral and ensuring retention of existing business.

Prior to handling trade development for Canaveral, she served as Senior Customer Service Manager Government Cargo for global shipping line Hapag Lloyd, USA where she managed the company’s premier customers including the U.S. Department of Defense.   She has an extensive customer service background and nearly two decades of experience in commercial shipping and trade logistics.

Samantha has a degree from Hillsborough Community College and holds multiple certifications from Digital Marketer. She is a on the Board of Directors for World Trade Center Orlando, a member of the National Defense Transportation Association and volunteers for The Propeller Club of Cape Canaveral.

In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, fitness, gardening and spending time with her family.


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