VIDEO: Port Canaveral Is Gateway to Central Florida, Among Busiest Cruise Ports Worldwide

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ABOVE VIDEO: Port Canaveral is the Gateway to Central Florida. It is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world more than 4 million cruise passengers passing through during 2014.

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Sixty years ago, newly created Port Canaveral was dedicated to serve its community as a resource for economic opportunities and success. That was its purpose then and that is its purpose now.

Port Canaveral is the Gateway to Central Florida. It is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world more than 4 million cruise passengers passing through during 2014.

As a deep water cargo port, it has a high volume of traffic. More than 3,000,000 short tons of bulk cargo moves through each year. Common cargo includes cement, petroleum and aggregate.

The port has conveyors and hoppers for loading products directly into trucks, and facilities for bulk cargo containers. The channel is about 44 feet deep.

There is 750,000 square feet of covered freight storage capacity. The port exports fresh citrus; bulk frozen citrus juice stored in one of the largest freezer warehouses in the state; cement and building materials.

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The port receives lumber, salt for water softening, automobiles and steel sheet and plate. It transships items for land, sea, air and space.

Port Canaveral’s Foreign Trade Zone is among the largest general purpose FTZs in the nation with more than 5 square miles. The port boosts Brevard County’s economy by $500 million annually.

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