Recent News

Port Canaveral, FL – Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) cadets and their faculty sailed into Port Canaveral aboard the U.S. Maritime Service Training Ship State of Maine, marking the first arrival of the vessel at the Port. The TS State of Maine with 177 MMA cadets on-board is on the second of three training cruises for 2021, which began on July 7 from its homeport in Castine, Maine. The training cruise is critical sea time for cadets to experience shipboard life and gain hands-on ship training and experience.
The Canaveral Port Authority is expecting boat trailer parking at Port Canaveral will be in high demand again during the 2021 Federal Atlantic Recreational Red Snapper Season – July 9, 10, and 11, 2021 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) which opens at 12:01 AM on July 9th, and closes at 12:01 AM on July 12th.
In keeping with maritime tradition, Port Canaveral’s new high-tech firefighting vessel Fireboat 2 was officially christened and commissioned into service during a ceremony at the Port that included state and local elected officials, area dignitaries, and representatives of fire rescue departments from towns and municipalities located in the Canaveral Port District.
The second class of the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners’ student Junior Ambassadors has been named.
Skies above Port Canaveral will light up with color and sound on July 2nd for “Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky” fireworks celebration being hosted by the Cove Merchants Association at Port Canaveral. The event at Port Canaveral is the first of three nights of area fireworks celebrations that are the hallmark of the Space Coast’s popular Independence Day events. The July 3 fireworks event will be held at Cocoa Beach, followed by July 4 fireworks at Cocoa Village.
GT USA completed the loading of the single largest export of containers onto a vessel at its terminal on June 16 at Port Canaveral.
Port Canaveral, FL – June 2, 2021- Port Canaveral today released its plan for public access to the Port for viewing the arrival of Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, scheduled to arrive early Friday morning, June 4 to new Cruise Terminal 3 (CT3). Subject to change, the Mardi Gras is expected to pass Jetty Park by 6:15 a.m. and proceed to the Middle Turning Basin, where she will turn around and transit to CT3 by 7 a.m. Visitors may view the Mardi Gras’ arrival and from Jetty Park, or from The Cove district.
Port Canaveral, along with Parrish Medical Center and Canaveral Fire Rescue, sponsored a drive through vaccine clinic for Port workers and anyone in the Port community over the age of 18.

Port Canaveral has worked with the State of Florida to establish an on-site COVID-19 vaccination center at the Port.

Port Canaveral is the first U.S. port to sponsor COVID-19 vaccine distribution to port workers and vessel crew members in response to a Florida Public Health Advisory approved by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Scott A. Rivkees, MD issued on April 29 expanding vaccine eligibility to include individuals who are in the state for purpose of providing goods or services for the benefit of residents and visitors of the State of Florida.
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