Welcome to Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral is a customer-friendly gateway to major consumer markets and leisure destinations. Strategically located on the east coast of central Florida, we offer cruise lines, cargo lines and shippers, businesses and vacationers the capabilities of a first-class deepwater port with the benefits of an uncongested setting and relaxed attitude. 

News & Information

May 25, 2016
 In an unanimous vote, the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners today agreed to contribute $100,000 to the Indian River Lagoon Council for public education to address the causes of damage to the estuary and motivate collaborative community action on the solutions.
May 13, 2016
Port Canaveral, as Central Florida’s growing cargo hub will soon welcome Shipping Executives from the Caribbean and Latin America at the upcoming Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) mid-year conference.
May 12, 2016
Terminal Operators, Shipping Line representatives, freight forwarders, and other maritime industry interests will converge at Cocoa Beach, Florida to discuss a range of issues at the Caribbean Shipping Association’s Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference (CSEC) over its packed agenda spanning May 16 – 18, 2016.
May 11, 2016
Plans are in high gear for the annual staging of the Caribbean Shipping Association’s (CSA’s) Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference (CSEC), set for May 16-18, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel & Resorts in the quaint and eclectic county of Cocoa Beach, Florida.
April 20, 2016
Carnival Cruise Line and the Canaveral Port Authority hosted a special event earlier today to celebrate the arrival of the Space Coast’s newest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic, and mark the official grand opening of the ship’s new Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse designed by Food Network star Guy Fieri.
April 01, 2016
As Port Canaveral progresses with its $244 million capital program budgeted this year to upgrade its cruise and cargo facilities, Fitch Ratings affirmed an ‘A’ ranking for $13 million of outstanding revenue bonds, series 2006 A&B, and declared all Canaveral bonds as ‘stable.’ Canaveral Port Authority has $184 million of unrated debt obligations.
February 18, 2016
The Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) has joined the Green Marine environmental certification program, a North American initiative committed to advancing environmental excellence in maritime transportation. 
February 03, 2016
It was a historical celebration for Port Canaveral on January 31, 2016 with the arrival of the M/V Norderoog’s first call launching StreamLine’s Blue Stream liner service connecting Canaveral Cargo Terminal to Central America, South America, Europe and the Caribbean.
January 15, 2016
The Canaveral Port Authority welcomes the start of StreamLine’s Blue Stream weekly liner service at its new Canaveral Cargo Terminal, which GT USA manages and operates.
January 08, 2016
Canaveral Port Authority Commissioners today unanimously selected shipping line executive Capt. John W. Murray as the next chief executive officer of Port Canaveral.
December 16, 2015
The Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) is awaiting response to its request for follow-up access to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to complete a feasibility study to determine if a route through Air Force property can be added to the federal environmental review of the Port’s rail project.
December 15, 2015
With the expected increase in Port business activities, the Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) Commission on Wednesday will consider a staff request to work with neighboring city of Cape Canaveral and the Florida Department of Transportation on planning for future traffic growth.
December 14, 2015
As construction proceeds ahead of schedule on the new Port Canaveral Logistics Center at Titusville, the Canaveral Port Authority Commission this month will consider whether to further extend its footprint on  the mainland for cargo expansion.
November 10, 2015
Port Canaveral will become the first southeast location for Delaware-based AutoPort, Inc. when it begins operations here in January 2016 to process and modify vehicles for U.S. based automotive manufacturers.
October 28, 2015
Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) Commissioners today authorized staff to ask the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for a temporary pause in the review process of the Port Canaveral Rail Extension Project while the Port team works with the Gilbane-Renaurt-Larkin-MARS Group to study a rail route through the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
October 05, 2015
Port Canaveral has been named the “Best North American Homeport” in this year’s Cruise Critic U.S. Editors’ Picks Awards.
September 24, 2015
A public-private partnership proposal to explore an  Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) on Air Force property was presented at the September 23  Canaveral Port Authority Commission meeting.
September 23, 2015
In a 4-to-1 vote today, Port Commissioners and John E. Walsh agreed that his last day as Canaveral’s chief executive officer would be January 21, 2016.
September 18, 2015
NYK will begin  transport service from Port Canaveral to Central and South America, expanding market reach into this vital region for Central Florida auto and heavy equipment businesses. The first vessel will be the MV Neptune Leader V 65.
September 10, 2015
In response to remarks made during the August 26, 2015 Canaveral Port Authority Commission Meeting, CEO John E. Walsh issues the following apology
September 03, 2015
Today, Port Canaveral CEO John Walsh was elected to serve on the 2015-2016 Florida Ports Council Board of Directors as Secretary-Treasurer. Since joining the Port in 2011, Walsh has directed the planning, engineering, design, construction, and development of hundreds of millions of dollars in capital projects.
August 26, 2015
As the Surface Transportation Board (STB) continues its extensive evaluation of the Port Canaveral Rail Extension Proposal, the Chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority is urging the community to await completion of the federally mandated process. 
August 03, 2015
Port Canaveral will homeport  Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest ship and currently the fifth largest in the world—Norwegian Epic—starting in November 2016, offering seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, as well as three- and four-day cruises to the Bahamas in 2017.
July 27, 2015
Flagler Global Logistics broke ground on the new Titusville Logistics Center today, marking the start of construction of Port Canaveral’s first multimodal inland port facility. This milestone was celebrated in a ceremony attended by local dignitaries, business and community leaders, and Port Canaveral and Flagler Global Logistics executives. 
June 23, 2015
The Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) has submitted responses to requests for additional information about the Port Canaveral Rail Extension from the Surface Transportation Board (STB), the federal public agency leading the study and evaluation of the rail extension project. 
June 16, 2015
GT USA’s new Canaveral Cargo Terminal (CCT), the only dedicated container terminal at Port Canaveral, opened for business today with an unveiling ceremony and maiden call of the CMA CGM Jamaica witnessed by more than 200 local, state, national and international public officials and leaders of business and trade.
June 16, 2015
Port Canaveral will become homeport to the Carnival Magic in April 2016 instead of December 2016, joining the Carnival Valor and Carnival Sunshine in sailing from Central Florida.
June 10, 2015
Three college students will spend this summer working with Canaveral Port Authority as interns in Cargo Business Development, Environmental Plans & Programs, and Engineering.
May 27, 2015
The Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) has responded to a request for information on an alternative rail extension route that aligns with State Road 528.
May 01, 2015
The Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) last night held the first of a series of community meetings to discuss the importance of rail and intermodal transportation to the future of Brevard County and the central Florida region. 
April 14, 2015
Starting in February 2016, Carnival Cruise Line passengers sailing from Port Canaveral will have the larger Carnival Victory as their vessel for shorter vacations and in December 2016, those seeking weeklong Caribbean cruises will have the new Carnival Magic as an option.
April 07, 2015
With $617 million in capital projects planned and under way for expansion of its cruise and cargo operations moving forward, Canaveral Port Authority has received Fitch’s  ‘A’ rating for $26.9 million of outstanding revenue bonds, series 2005 and 2006 A&B, and a rating of ‘stable’ for  all Port bonds.
February 18, 2015
The new and improved Port Canaveral website at www.portcanaveral.com launched this week, providing users and smart devices with more streamlined content and easier navigation.
February 11, 2015
As one of two finalists for Volkswagen’s North American auto distribution center, Port Canaveral is well positioned to attract other automakers interested in its unique auto parking facility, a major step in cargo expansion under way at central’s Florida’s maritime gateway to the global marketplace. 
January 26, 2015
During the first meeting of 2015, Port Canaveral Commissioners voted unanimously for attorney Jerry Allender to serve as the new Chairman of the five-member elected Board.
January 08, 2015
Martin Marietta utilized the new and improved bulk conveyor system at Port Canaveral for the first time when the Bahamas Spirit discharged limestone at South Cargo Pier 4.
January 08, 2015
Port Canaveral Scrap Terminal LLC (PCST) today loaded about 20,000 tons of scrap metal aboard the Grikos to export to Turkey, where it will be used to create finished steel products.
December 15, 2014
The proposed Port Canaveral Rail Extension project, which would extend cargo rail service and increase cargo capabilities to Port Canaveral, is currently in the scoping phase of the environmental review process.
November 13, 2014
Starting November 15, 2014, Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas begins homeporting at Port Canaveral through March 2015.
September 18, 2014
Starting October 1, the Brevard Sheriff Department becomes responsible for law enforcement and seaport security services at Port Canaveral as part of a $4.9 million annual contract.
August 08, 2014
Canaveral CEO John E. Walsh among seaport executives offering their input on infrastructure and policy needs to support growing export market & global trade