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In Port Canaveral tradition, staff recently boarded the MOL Mermaid Ace to welcome the captain and crew on her inaugural visit to the Port. The vessel is the thirteenth roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) vessel to visit the port in recent months. Earlier this year, MOL began new carrier ...
It was the ideal day for anyone to be at Port Canaveral. The massive 2,974-passenger Carnival Liberty cruise ship was docked and prepping for its next voyage. Cargo trucks were loading and unloading products headed inland.
On Wednesday, Port Canaveral hosted the official opening of a 24,000 square foot manufacturing facility for satellite supplier RUAG Space USA, a sign of the growing importance of the space business for a port that is best known for its cruises. RUAG’s new facility is in a leased space at the port’s logistics center in Titusville.

Canaveral Port Authority Commissioners and Port staff joined with local and state officials and space industry leaders to mark the official opening of the RUAG Space USA, Inc. manufacturing facility at the Port Canaveral Logistics Center in Titusville, Fla.

Port Canaveral has been chosen by Norwegian Cruise Line to host the Norwegian Sun, which will offer all-inclusive four-day cruises to Havana, Cuba and Key West, and three-day cruises to the Bahamas beginning May 2018.
For a seaport, Port Canaveral still has plenty of potential land available for the right suitors...
The Canaveral Port Authority commissioners and staff were saddened to learn former Port staff member and community leader, William “Bill” Ellis...
Today Port Canaveral welcomed back a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster after its successful June 23 launch and landing aboard the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You. This was the most challenging ...
Commercial rocket company SpaceX is helping satcom providers reshape maritime communications – and it's creating a "spaceport" cottage industry of its own. The firm's first-stage rockets return to earth by landing on refitted deck...
Port Canaveral was the site today for a full-scale training exercise designed to test emergency response and recovery plans for a major incident staged at the Port’s Cruise Terminal 5.  The Canaveral Port Authority, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Canaveral Fire Rescue sponsored the exercise to assess public safety response capabilities and future training requirements.
The Coast Guard is in the midst of a full-scale investigation of what the agency and Port Canaveral officials are describing as an "oily sheen" that was reported over Memorial Day weekend in the channel near the Cove area of the port.
 

Ciiting interest from cruise lines in bringing more ships to Port Canaveral, the port’s governing body approved more than $1.2 million in funds to begin work on replacing Cruise Terminal 3.

Canaveral Port Authority commissioners approved the funds to several companies led by Colorado-based engineering company CH2M Hill.

Port Canaveral has been awarded Green Marine environmental certification in recognition of the Port’s effective environmental leadership and management.
At a special commission meeting held today, the Port Canaveral Board has taken the final step to authorize the sale transaction of approximately 271 acres of land located on State Road 524 near Interstate 95 in Cocoa to Wal-Mart Stores East, LP. The site was purchased by
Port Canaveral has been named an official participant in the Southeast U.S. In-transit Cold Treatment Pilot Program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. 
Seaport Canaveral Corp. marked the opening of their newly expanded truck load rack during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held earlier today at their terminal operations center in Port Canaveral.
Chosen for his outstanding leadership, Captain John Murray, Port Director and CEO of the Canaveral Port Authority, was named the Maritime Person of the Year for 2017 by the Propeller Club of Port Canaveral.
The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 is scheduled to liftoff between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from the Kennedy Space Center. Residents in the surrounding areas which include Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, Mims, Port Canaveral, Port St. John, Rockledge, Scottsmoor, Sharpes, and Titusville may hear a sonic boom.

 

Cruise ships are a familiar sight at Port Canaveral, looming on the horizon low and large as you cross over the Banana River.

Expect to see more, because it’s already been a good year for Florida’s cruise industry. In fact, Florida bookings increased 20 percent so far in 2017 compared to the same period last year, AAA said in a release.

Port Canaveral was pleased to host LEAD Brevard at Exploration Tower today.  The session titled, "One World, One Community" was the eighth and final session of Leadership Brevard's 2017 seminar series.
The Canaveral Port Authority will say goodbye to the Carnival Magic and hello to the Carnival Breeze in September 2018 as Carnival Cruise Line repositions the newer 3,690-passenger ship to Port Canaveral.
During the November Commission meeting, Board members unanimously selected Tom Weinberg to serve as Chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority after newly elected Micah Loyd and Bob Harvey formally were sworn in to begin their terms.
During its October Board meeting, the Canaveral Port Authority approved designs for a Port Canaveral display at the new Brevard Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island and contributed $25,000 to the expansion project.
Some $32.715 million in proposed revenue refunding bonds series 2016C (AMT) and $27.045 million 2016D (non-AMT) have received A2 ratings from Moody’s Investors Service, which also affirmed a stable financial outlook for Port Canaveral.
As of 12:15 p.m. today, Port Canaveral resumed all of its commercial operations.
Hurricane Matthew brought high winds and rain overnight, but left behind minimal damage at Port Canaveral, paving the way to resume full operations tomorrow afternoon pending U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port approval.  

As Port Canaveral continues to prepare for Hurricane Matthew, we ask that Port tenants and businesses take all necessary precautions to protect life, property and the environment. 

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With forecasts indicating severe weather conditions related to Hurricane Matthew, Port Canaveral CEO John Murray today issued an evacuation order for landside operations.
After undergoing a $48.38 million transformation in order to handle larger and modern ships, Cruise Terminal 5 opened this past weekend hosting the Carnival Valor
 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) has responded to a request for information on an alternative rail extension route that aligns with State Road 528.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
Starting November 15, 2014, Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas begins homeporting at Port Canaveral through March 2015.
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.
Canaveral CEO John E. Walsh among seaport executives offering their input on infrastructure and policy needs to support growing export market & global trade