Cargo Facilities


Cargo operations are a priority for Port Canaveral, serving a region with an economy that continues to diversify and a population growing at a rate three times the national average.   We continue to enhance and expand our facilities to leverage our location near Central Florida’s bustling I-4 corridor and the abundance of distribution and manufacturing shippers in short reach of our terminals.

We’re improving and extending Port Canaveral cargo capabilities with a focus on maximizing our assets to build and expand your ability to lower your costs and capture new business opportunities.  Let us know how Port Canaveral can help you.  Contact our Business Development representatives at


11 cargo berths from 121.92 – 570.6 meters (400 – 1872 feet) in length along the north and south piers provide depths ranging -8.6 -12.19 meters (-28 – 43 feet). All areas are protected with security fences, extensive lighting, surveillance cameras and 24/7 guards. Berths are accessible 24 hours, Monday through Sunday.

South Cargo Piers
Berth                                  Address
SCP 1        9055 Herring St.
SCP 2 9049 Herring St.
SCP 3 9047 Herring St.
SCP 4 9070 Pompano St.
North Cargo Piers
Berth Address
NCP 1 9180 Frank A. Kennedy Rd.
NCP 2 9120 Frank A. Kennedy Rd.
NCP 3 405 Dolphin Rd.
NCP 4 535 Dolphin Rd.
NCP 5 9119 Grouper Rd.
NCP 6 9180 Grouper Rd.
NCP 8 799 Snapper Rd.. (Under Construction)

Berths may be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis pursuant to the prevailing tariff by licensed steamship agents.  Please contact the Port Canaveral Harbormaster’s office for additional details 321-783-7832 or



Two deep-water container and multi-purpose cargo berths make Port Canaveral the most economical and convenient ocean gateway for containerized cargo in Florida. 1,800 feet of berthing spaces is equipped with two ship-to-shore cranes able to handle 40.6 metric tons and move 30-40 containers per hour.

Container berths are supported by 20-acres of terminal space with (20 acres available for expansion) state-of-the-art security and gate systems, video monitoring, straddle carriers, a reachstacker and options to accommodate 100+ reefer plugs.


DSC_1897-(2).JPGPort Canaveral offers highly competent and experienced union and non-union stevedores, modern handling equipment and more than 300,000+ square feet   of enclosed, dry and secure dockside warehouses to load, unload and store a variety of breakbulk cargo. Port Canaveral's new Liebherr LHM 600 mobile harbor crane, the largest mobile harbor crane in the U.S to handle all types of heavy cargo, including space components. It has the heaviest lift capability in all of Florida at 154 tons plus an outreach of 18-containers across.

Port Canaveral's North and South piers offer secure, well-lighted open-air storage, most less than 100 feet from dock to point of rest. Cold storage is available at our 280,000 square foot dockside  cold/chill/freezer space.

Each cargo receives the attention of experts who customize their approach to handling the varied goods, which historically includes steel, boats, frozen juice concentrate, lumber, wood pulp, newsprint, perishables, automobiles, heavy equipment and project cargoes.


AutoPort.jpgRoll-on/Roll-off specialized shipping facilities are located at South Cargo Pier 4. This secure paved facility covers 16 acres which includes a onsite 20,000 sq foot processing warehouse. Port Canaveral is ideal for importing and exporting new and used RO/RO cargoes. Adjacent to Orlando, the largest auto rental market in the world and home to several automobile and heavy equipment auctions. Port Canaveral's convenient location allows for auto inland distribution to all major Florida markets within 3 hours by truck and to over 80 million people in the Southeast US within 8 hours.



With unique local aerospace programs, a diverse manufacturing community and a growing regional population, project cargoes through Port Canaveral include everything from specialized industrial machinery to aerospace components to massive defense-related items.   Two shore cranes, in addition to Port Canaveral's new Liebherr LHM 600 mobile harbor crane are available for project cargo. Our expert team handles large to small, high-value specialized items including power plant transformers, space vehicles, floating docks, yachts, generators, communication buoys and wind turbines.


Loading-Bay.jpgNearly four million tons of dry and liquid bulk cargo are handled annually at Port Canaveral, including petroleum, aggregates, cement, salt and slag. Facilities feature a 2,800 foot aggregate conveyer system with a discharge rate of 2,200 tons per hour. Special storage facilities are available for cement, slag and petroleum.