Port Canaveral’s deep-water container and multi-purpose cargo berths provide an economical and convenient ocean gateway for cargo into Florida and beyond. The Port is ideally suited for short sea shipping with its location directly on the main shipping lanes along the East Coast of Florida. Port Canaveral's Harbor is just one hour from sea buoy to dock and easy, deep draft and unencumbered transit for carriers, which allows for highly efficient routing and reduced vessel costs. Experience, equipment and facilities to handle a variety of cargoes including containers, break-bulk, roll on/roll off (Ro/Ro), project and bulk commodities. The Port facilities include: 10 deep water berths; a dedicated Ro/Ro ramp; over 370,000 square feet of enclosed, dry and secure dockside warehouse not including 280,000 square feet of refrigerated warehouse space. Recently, Port Canaveral purchased a new Liebherr LHM 600 mobile harbor crane. It is 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. In response to increasing demand for bulkhead space, the Port is developing North Cargo Berth 8 (NCB8) – a new multi-purpose berth to handle heavier and more diverse cargo, including space components. NCB8 will withstand 2,000 psf and includes a 100-ft. pier extension with depth of -35 feet and a 900-ft seawall. The berth should be operational by Spring 2020.
Senior Director, Cargo Business Development