Recent News


Port Canaveral, FL – Port Canaveral recently marked the arrival of Royal Caribbean International’s Jewel of the Seas to her new homeport for the 2022-2023 winter season.  The deployment of the Radiance-class ship marks the fourth Royal Caribbean asset to be homeported at Port Canaveral.
 
“We are thrilled to have Jewel of the Seas at Port Canaveral and very excited to welcome her as our fourth Royal Caribbean International homeported ship,” stated Capt. John Murray, Port CEO. “Our partners at RCI have entrusted us with some of their most valuable assets and we couldn’t be more proud.”
 

Port Canaveral, FL – October 21, 2022 – Port Canaveral has signed an agreement with the Liebherr Group to acquire another mobile harbor crane from the company to support the Port’s growing cargo operations.  The 320-foot-tall Liebherr LMH 600 is the second mobile harbor crane to be deployed at Port Canaveral and is part of a new mobile harbor crane product line recently launched by Liebherr. The Port’s first, a Liebherr LMH 600, was entered into service in early 2019.

Port Canaveral, FL – October 6, 2022 – MSC Cruises has announced it will homeport one of its largest and most advanced cruise ships to Port Canaveral in 2023, offering new opportunities for guests to experience the cruise line’s latest vision for enhanced Caribbean cruising. The MSC Seashore will sail from Port Canaveral beginning with the Winter 2023-2024 season as part of a larger expansion featuring a record five ships sailing from U.S. ports.
Port Canaveral, FL – September 7, 2022 – Port Canaveral’s Foreign Trade Zone #136 (FTZ) has expanded once again with the addition of Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) as a FTZ Operator for the receipt, storage, and distribution of jet fuel for international flights operating from the airport. Deliveries of jet fuel to MLB, solely intended for use on international flights is anticipated will average two to three truckloads per week.
Port Canaveral, FL – September 1, 2022 – Port Canaveral today released its plan for access to the Port during the launch of NASA’s Artemis I from Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center north of the Port. The launch is currently scheduled for Saturday, September 3rd with a two-hour launch window opening at 2:17 p.m. and lasting through 4:17 p.m. Visitors hoping to watch the launch from Port Canaveral are advised that parking at the Port on launch day will be highly limited. Cruise guests, vendors and employees heading to the Port for any ship sailings that day should plan for extra driving time with higher-than-normal traffic volumes expected on all roadways in and around Port Canaveral. 
Port Canaveral, FL – August 25, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) has awarded $1,941,285 in federal grant funding for several projects at Port Canaveral to protect the Port’s critical infrastructure from terrorism and other security threats.
Port Canaveral, FL – August 23, 2022 – Port Canaveral today released its plan for access to the Port during the launch of NASA’s Artemis 1 from Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center north of the Port. The launch is currently scheduled for Monday, August 29th with a two-hour launch window opening at 8:33 a.m. and lasting through 10:33 a.m. 
NOAA Fisheries is proposing to modify the Seasonal Management Areas along the U.S. Atlantic East Coast to create Seasonal Speed Zones to reduce the risk of lethal collisions with endangered North Atlantic right whales. The proposed rule will modify the boundaries and seasonal timing; change vessel size to include all vessels greater than or equal to 35 ft.; and, will restrict vessels within active Seasonal Speed Zones to 10 knot maximum speed.
Port Canaveral, FL – July 6, 2022 - Port Canaveral is once again providing local students with an opportunity to become young ambassadors for the Port in the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners’ Junior Ambassador Program enables students in Brevard County to learn about career opportunities at the Port and gain understanding of workforce development and community outreach. Students who are Sophomores and Juniors in Brevard County public schools, private schools and homeschoolers are eligible to apply for this program.
Port Canaveral, FL –  The Canaveral Port Authority is expecting boat trailer parking at Port Canaveral will be in high demand again during the 2022 Federal Atlantic Recreational Red Snapper Season – July 8- 9, 2022 (Friday and Saturday) which opens at 12:01 AM on July 8th and closes at 12:01 AM on July 10th.  
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