Cargo & Trade

Central Florida’s Growing Cargo Hub

Port Canaveral can help you get cargo to market faster and easier. We’re leveraging our location, growth potential, expertise and resources to expand our world-class cargo operations. We’re increasing capacity, building new facilities; and improving our channel to establish the deepest, most accessible East Coast port in Central Florida by 2020.

Easy Access to Major Markets

Cargo operations at Port Canaveral make the most of our geography, providing savings on time and money, while reaching a population of more than 58 million people in the Southeast United States, as well as markets in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe.
We are closer to more major Florida markets than any other Port, and our unique, uncongested proximity to rail, highway and air further reduces distribution time and costs. Nonstop direct highway access puts Orlando less than one hour from Port Canaveral, and eases reach to 71 million consumers within a three-hour drive.


Direct Ocean Access

It’s just 45 minutes from our -14.02 meter (46 foot) Atlantic Ocean entrance to dock, and with recent and upcoming major investments in maritime, logistics and distribution, transportation and infrastructure projects; capabilities and efficiencies at our 10 deepwater berths just keep getting better.

Superior Facilities and Experience:

Port Canaveral is undergoing major improvements in our facilities with a focus on deeper water, container and general cargo terminal expansions, rail connectivity and diversification of cargo base.
Port Canaveral’s service-first cargo teams have the experience, efficiency, facilities and equipment to handle a variety of cargoes including containers, breakbulk, roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO), project and bulk commodities.


Motivated and Flexible to Grow Your Cargo Business  

Our goal is to make it easy to take full advantage of our less-congested, strategically located facilities for flourishing Florida markets and domestic and international services.  Whether you are seeking space to grow your terminal facilities, launch a new service or capture more market share, doing business with Port Canaveral is designed to be simple and effective with a core focus on customer service. 
Our pro-business staff can assist in structuring public-private partnership agreements, improving operational efficiencies, environmental and regulatory permitting, market development, FTZ 136 information and economic development incentives.  Contact our Business Development representatives to learn more at +001 (321) 783-7831, ext. 253 or