Recent News

The Canaveral Port Authority cares for the safety and well-being of our employees, our partners and their guests, and the many customers, visitors, contractors and tenants of our Port.
 
Port Canaveral is at normal operations as we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 developing situation.  We have further refined our operational tactics to ensure our preparedness as situations may evolve, and are working closely with our cruise and cargo partners on contingency plans with operational alternatives, should the need arise.  Changes to cruise sailings or itineraries are made by the cruise lines. The Port recommends contacting individual cruise lines with questions.

 
 
Effective 8:00 a.m. 02 September 2019, Hurricane Condition ZULU will be set in the Port of Canaveral.  No vessel, regardless of size or service, will be allowed to transit through the port, and all commercial vessels over 500 gross tons are prohibited from remaining in the port.

The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (SCTPO) is committed to providing you- our neighbors- with the public transportation and roadways you need to manage your daily travels. To continue to serve you best, they are asking for your feedback on the improvements you want made. Take their survey and attend some of their events to ‘voice your vision’ for Brevard County transportation today!

Port Canaveral’s administrative offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24 & 25, and Tuesday, January 1.
 

Port Canaveral, FL – The largest sand bypass project in the Port Canaveral area in more than two decades will get underway this week.  The five-month effort will move approximately 1.34 million cubic yards of sand to replenish 3.5 miles of beach south of Port Canaveral. The Canaveral Harbor Federal Sand Bypass Project (Phase V) will pump sand taken from the shoreline north of Port Canaveral along Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to beaches south of the Canaveral Inlet, from Jetty Park to a half-mile south of the Cocoa Beach Pier. Locally sponsored by the Canaveral Port Authority, the $18 million federally-authorized project is scheduled to begin this week and last through late April 2019. 
 

Port Canaveral, FL -- Port Canaveral welcomed the world’s largest cruise ship before dawn Thursday as Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas made its historic first North American port of call. The massive cruise vessel arrived at the Port’s Cruise Terminal 1 from Malaga, Spain with nearly 5,500 cruise guests and 2,200 international crew members.
 
“We’re proud of the confidence our partners at Royal Caribbean have in us. Although this ship will be home-ported in Miami, our cruise partner trusted the capabilities of this port for its first U.S. port of call,” said Port Canaveral CEO Capt. John Murray. “As a brand-new ship, coming from a foreign port, it’s important that the customs clearance and Coast Guard inspection operations run smoothly and efficiently to avoid time delays and preserve a positive guest experience.”
 
The Canaveral Port Authority joins in a global observance of World Maritime Day on Thursday, Sept. 27, to focus on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment.

“World Maritime day enables us to highlight the cooperation between ports and vessels,” Port CEO Capt. John Murray stated. “That partnership is crucial to maintaining and enhancing a safe and efficient maritime transportation system.”
 

Port Canaveral, FL – Moody’s Investors Service has rated Canaveral Port Authority ‘A2 Stable’ in its annual Credit Opinion.  The Moody’s bond rating opinion released late last week acknowledges the Port’s healthy financial metrics, established competitive position as a cruise port, and revenue diversity from cargo operations.

Port Canaveral, FL – Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) completed the purchase of 9.61 acres of Brevard County-owned land at Port Canaveral’s Jetty Park. With the $862,950 purchase complete as approved unanimously by Port Authority Commissioners in May and accepted by the Brevard County Commission on July 10, the Port Authority now owns all 45 acres of Jetty Park, a popular beachfront public recreational park at the Port’s east end.

 
Port Canaveral, FL – July 26, 2018 – Vehicle imports and exports at Port Canaveral revved up this week with the arrival and departure of the post-Panamax (PPX) shipping vessel Höegh Trotter and another RO/RO vessel, the NYK Auriga Leader.  Höegh Autoliners’ massive Höegh Trotter, the third PPX vessel to visit the Port, discharged new autos at the 16-acre AutoPort Canaveral, LLC facility as the nearby Auriga Leader loaded vehicles bound for Central and South America and the Caribbean.

 
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