Recent News

Port Canaveral marked a historic milestone in the safe, reliable transportation and delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in North America as the Q-LNG 4000, a cutting-edge ship-to-ship articulated tug and bunker barge (ATB) arrived at America’s first LNG cruise port. Nicknamed the “Q4K”, the purpose-built ATB has been designed, engineered, and internationally and U.S. certified to provide safe and reliable ship-to-ship transfers of the cleaner-burning LNG. The Q4K will operate in Port Canaveral providing LNG fuel to cruise vessels, notably to Carnival Cruise Line’s LNG-powered Mardi Gras which will homeport at Port Canaveral beginning this year.
Port Canaveral, FL – The Canaveral Port Authority announced today it will waive the standard application fee for businesses located in Brevard County seeking to establish a designated usage driven site within Port Canaveral’s Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) #136.  The fee waiver is effective immediately and will be available to applicants through December 31, 2021.
Port Canaveral, FL – Dec. 11, 2020 – Yara North America, a leading crop nutrition solutions provider, has launched an expansion of its southeast U.S. distribution of premium crop nutrition products from Port Canaveral in partnership with Ambassador Services International.
Port Canaveral, Fla. – December 7, 2020 – A.R. Savage & Son, a fourth-generation, family owned firm is expanding geographically to begin operations at Port Canaveral on Florida’s east coast after 75 years operating in the wider Tampa Bay region. The new Port Canaveral service gives the legacy shipping agent the opportunity to serve ships and cargoes on both sides of Central Florida, one of the fastest-growing regions in the country.
Port Canaveral, FL  – Port Canaveral has received the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2020 Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Award for maritime security excellence The Port received notification of the award from Admiral Karl L. Schultz, the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Port Canaveral was selected as the national Port Authority recipient “for demonstrating the industry’s overall commitment to maritime security and safeguarding the nation’s vital Marine Transportation System.”

The Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) and the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) have executed an “Interlocal Agreement for Electronic Parking Fee Collection” to implement the E-PASS automated system at the Port that will enable customers to use contactless payment for parking at Port Canaveral-owned parking facilities with an E-PASS prepaid account. The CPA Board of Commissioners voted to unanimously approve the agreement at its October 28, 2020 regular meeting followed by the unanimous approval by the CFX Board at its November 12, 2020 meeting.

Port Canaveral today released its plan for public access to the Port for viewing the scheduled Nov 15 liftoff of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, the second crewed mission launched from the U.S. since 2011. The launch is currently scheduled for Saturday, Nov 15th at 7:49 p.m. from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center north of the Port.
Access to popular launch viewing points at Port Canaveral will be limited, and traffic in and around the Port will be controlled.
News article from The Maritime Executive magazine:
In a new report based on discussions with maritime stakeholders, Federal Maritime Commissioner Louis E. Sola has catalogued the economic impact of COVID-19 on Florida's cruise sector and its seaports. The effects of the cruise shutdown have been serious for cruise operators, but the collateral damage has also extended to port authorities and cities throughout the state.
Effective August 3, 2020, the Captain of the Port has set Port Condition Four for Port Canaveral at 12pm local time. The Port is now open.
The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) has set hurricane condition "ZULU" for Port Canaveral. Sustained gale force winds are predicted within 12 hours. Port Canaveral is closed and has ceased all waterside and vessel shoreside Port operations until further notice. Continue to monitor Port Canaveral and https://twitter.com/BrevardEOC and the Port Status Hotline at 321-394-3411 for updates.
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