The Founding of Ceres
1958 - The company was founded in Chicago.
1959 - Ceres expanded general cargo stevedoring operations into the Great Lakes Region, including Duluth.
1966 - Ceres launched its first Canadian operation in Montréal.
1967 - Ceres’ continues its American expansion with a new terminal operation in Baltimore.
Moving the Headquarters
1978 - Ceres operations expanded to the US Gulf with New Orleans and Houston.
1979 - Ceres moved its corporate office from Chicago to Hoboken, NJ. Around this time, Ceres opened a new operation in Baltimore and acquired Nacirema, Inc. Stevedoring in Hampton Roads.
1982 - Termont Terminals was formed in Montréal and container operations were launched there, as well as in Halifax.
1983 - Ceres expanded existing operations in New Orleans and Houston, and added terminals in Charleston and Savannah.
1986 - The company further developed operations in Hampton Roads.
A Time of Stability
1992 - Ceres further solidifies operations in Charleston.
1996 - Terminal expansion in Amsterdam.
Rapid Growth for Ceres
2002 - Ceres Paragon in Amsterdam neared completion. Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) of Tokyo acquired Ceres, and headquarters were relocated to New Jersey. The company expanded cruise stevedoring operations throughout the USA and Vancouver.
2006 - A terminal support office was opened in Nashville.
2007 - Houston Terminal LLC and New Orleans Terminal LLC formed.
A Change of Hands
2015 - Ceres and YTI operate under one single management group with Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP) taking a partnership stake with NYK.
2018 - Texas Stevedoring was formed and begins operations in Houston, Texas.
2019 - Macquarie acquires 100% of Ceres from NYK, making Ceres part of one of the Worlds largest port infrastructure groups.
Expanding Our Reach
2020 - Ceres forms Charleston Stevedoring LLC joint venture with two other large American stevedoring companies to become the sole provider of stevedoring services at the South Carolina State Port Authority terminals in Charleston.
2022 - Ceres forms Gateway Terminals LLC joint venture with two other large American stevedoring companies to become the sole provider of stevedoring services at the Georgia Port Authority terminals in Savannah.
Ceres invested in Ceres Terminals Jacksonville a container terminal, along with adding Galveston Cruise Terminal and Barbour’s Cut CY as long term contracts with partners and port authorities.